The March 9th Hiromitsu Kanehara produced event “U-SPIRITS again” is looking like it will be a very fun/interesting event.
Former DEEP Lightweight champion, DREAM veteran and master of the Crescent Moon Kick, Katsunori Kikuno, will take on a Pancrase veteran among veterans in Takafumi Ito.
will battle Pancrase veteran and cosplayer Hikaru Sato.
Takaku Fuke, who hasn’t fought since 2003, will face Mitsuya Nagai, whose last fight was against Akira Maeda in RINGS in 1998.
The legendary Minoru Suzuki will also participate on the event.
Previously announced bouts for the card:
Hiromitsu Kanehara himself will compete in his final fight when he takes on Pancrase legend Yuki Kondo.
Pancrase veteran Yoshiki Takahashi will battle RINGS, UFC and PRIDE participant Kenichi Yamamoto.
Another Pancrase veteran in KEI Yamamiya will face PRIDE veteran Daijiro Matsui.
The bouts will be under UWF rules, meaning no open-finger gloves (so no strikes with a closed fist), submission rope escapes, etc.
More exactly, the win-lose rules are…
You have 5 points and you get -1 point for a knock down and -1 point for escaping from a submission by using the ropes. You lose either by KO, give up, if your 5 points run out, referee stoppage or doctor stoppage.