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Passion Tour 8: Yuji Sakuragi KOs Ryo Kawamura

Written on September 06, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Last Pancrase Passion Tour 8, Sakuragi ended Kawamura's night at 3:55 during the first round in Differ Ariake last Sunday. But since it's a non-title match, the King still has the throne. Well, Kawamura might not held on for long.

After a four-fight losing streak in , stunned the light heavyweight King of , . The light heavyweight king was able to take control, despite receiving kicks to the head and body from Sakuragi. However, Kawamura was stiffened and put down after eating a right hook from his contender. Sakuragi missed a stomped, which the King of took advantage to get back to his feet. But then again, Kawamura received another right hook, ending the night of the champion at 3:55 in the first round. Though Sakuragi won the match, the belt did not change hands because it is a non-title bout. But given this result, a title-rematch will certainly be written on the cards.

It seems like another match is necessary, isn’t it? Will Sakuragi be the next King of Pancrase? Drop your insights below.

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