List of Pancrase champions

This is a list of Pancrase champions at each weight class. Pancrase is a Japan-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promoting and sanctioning organization founded in 1993. The champions of Pancrase are referred to by the title of "King of Pancrase".

Men's Title HistoriesEdit

Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 120 kg (264.6 lb)
On January 30, 2008 Pancrase revised this weight class limit from 105 kg (231.5 lb) to its current limits.
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Yoshiki Takahashi
def. Shamoji Fujii
Pancrase - Proof 7
Kanagawa, Japan
Dec 1, 2001

1. def. Tsuyoshi Ozawa at Pancrase - 2003 Neo-Blood Tournament Opening Round on July 27, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan

Takahashi vacated the Heavyweight title.
2   Kestutis Arbocius
def. Poai Suganuma
Pancrase - Blow 6
Kanagawa, Japan
Aug 27, 2006
Arbocius was stripped of Heavyweight title in May 2007 due to injury.
3   Assuerio Silva
def. Tatsuya Mizuno
Pancrase - Rising 5
Tokyo, Japan
May 30, 2007
Assuerio Silva vacated the title in January 2008 when he left the organization.

Light Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 93 kg (205.0 lb)
Formerly known as Cruiserweight until 2008
On January 30, 2008 Pancrase revised this weight class limit from 95 kg (209.4 lb) to its current limits.
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Keiichiro Yamamiya
def. Ikuhisa Minowa
Pancrase - 2000 Anniversary Show
Kanagawa, Japan
Sep 24, 2000
Title Vacated.
2   Sanae Kikuta
def. Ikuhisa Minowa
Pancrase - 2001 Anniversary Show
Kanagawa, Japan
Sep 30, 2001

1. drew with Yuki Kondo at Pancrase - Hybrid 5 on May 18, 2003 in Kanagawa, Japan

3   Yuki Kondo Pancrase - Hybrid 10
Tokyo, Japan
Nov 30, 2003

1. def. Daijiro Matsui at Pancrase - Blow 6 on Aug 27, 2006 in Kanagawa, Japan

Yuki Kondo vacated the title in January 2008 to move down to middleweight.
4   Ryo Kawamura
def. Keiichiro Yamamiya
Pancrase - Shining 8
Tokyo, Japan
Oct 1, 2008

1. def. Yukiya Naito at Pancrase: Changing Tour 3 on Jun 7, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Shunsuke Inoue at Pancrase: Changing Tour 8 on Dec 6, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan
3. drew with Yuji Sakuragi at Pancrase - Passion Tour 11 on Dec 5, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan

Ryo Kawamura vacated the title in May 2011 to move down to middleweight.

Middleweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 84 kg (185.2 lb)
On January 30, 2008 Pancrase revised this weight class limit from 85 kg (187.4 lb) to its current limits.
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Nate Marquardt
def. Shonie Carter
Pancrase - 2000 Anniversary Show
Kanagawa, Japan
Sep 24, 2000

1. drew with Kiuma Kunioku at Pancrase - Trans 7 on Dec 4, 2000 in Japan
2. def. Yuji Hoshino at Pancrase - Proof 6 on Oct 30, 2001 in Tokyo, Japan

2   Kiuma Kunioku Pancrase - Proof 7
Kanagawa, Japan
Dec 1, 2001
3   Nate Marquardt (2) Pancrase - Spirit 9
Tokyo, Japan
Dec 21, 2002

1. def. Izuru Takeuchi at Pancrase - Hybrid 3 on Mar 8, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan

4   Ricardo Almeida Pancrase - Hybrid 10
Tokyo, Japan
Nov 30, 2003
Almeida vacated the title in July 2004 when he retired from active competition.
5   Nate Marquardt (3)
def. Kazuo Misaki
Pancrase - Brave 10
Chiba, Japan
Nov 7, 2004

1. def. Izuru Takeuchi at Pancrase - Spiral 4 on May 1, 2005 in Kanagawa, Japan

Marquardt vacated the title in October 2006 when he left Pancrase for the UFC.[1]
6   Yuichi Nakanishi
def. Izuru Takeuchi
Pancrase - Blow 10
Tokyo, Japan
Dec 2, 2006
7   Izuru Takeuchi Pancrase - Rising 9
Tokyo, Japan
Nov 28, 2007
Title Vacated.
-   Yuki Kondo

promoted to Interim Champion after vacating the Light Heavyweight title

- Jan 2008

1. def. Ki Bum Kim at Pancrase: Changing Tour 4 on Aug 8, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan
2. drew with Yuji Hisamatsu at Pancrase: Changing Tour 6 on Oct 25, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan
3. def. Takenori Sato at Pancrase - Passion Tour 1 on Feb 7, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan

8   Yuki Kondo
def. Ichiro Kanai for undisputed title
Pancrase - Passion Tour 4
Tokyo, Japan
Apr 29, 2010

1. drew with Yuji Hisamatsu at Pancrase - Passion Tour 6 on Jul 4, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan

9   Rikuhei Fujii Pancrase: Passion Tour 11
Tokyo, Japan
Dec 5, 2010
Rikuhei Fujii vacated the title in May 2011.
10   Ryo Kawamura
def. Ikkei Nagamura
Pancrase - Progress Tour 1
Tokyo, Japan
Jan 28, 2012

1. def. Shungo Oyama at Pancrase - Progress Tour 7 on Jun 2, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan

11   Shinsho Anzai Pancrase - 259
Tokyo, Japan
June 29, 2014
Shinsho Anzai vacated the title when he signed with the UFC.
12   Ryo Kawamura (2)
def. Yuki Niimura
Pancrase - 281
Tokyo, Japan
Oct 2, 2016
13   Yuki Niimura Pancrase - 291
Tokyo, Japan
Nov 12, 2017

Welterweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 77 kg (169.8 lb)
Formerly known as Lightweight until 2006
On January 30, 2008 Pancrase revised this weight limit from 75 kg (165.3 lb) to its current limits.
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Kiuma Kunioku
def. Takafumi Ito
Pancrase - 2002 Neo-Blood Tournament Second Round
Tokyo, Japan
Jul 28, 2002

1. def. Hiroki Nagaoka at Pancrase - 2002 Anniversary Show on Sep 29, 2002 in Kanagawa, Japan
2. def. Kenichi Serizawa at Pancrase - Hybrid 10 on Nov 30, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan

Kunioku vacated the title in September 2004 when he left the organization.[2]
-   Katsuya Inoue[3]
promoted to interim champion when opponent withdrew due to injury
- ?

1. def. Kenji Arai at Pancrase - Spiril 4 on May 1, 2005 in Kanagawa, Japan
2. drew with Satoru Kitaoka at Pacrase - Blow 1 on Jan 26, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan

2   Daizo Ishige
def. Katsuya Inoue for undisputed title
Pancrase – Blow 6
Kanagawa, Japan
Aug 27, 2006
-   Katsuya Inoue[4]
def. Fabricio Nascimento for interim title
Pancrase - 2007 Neo-Blood Tournament Finals
Tokyo, Japan
Jul 27, 2007
Daizo Ishige vacated the title in January 2008.
3   Katsuya Inoue
def. Satoru Kitaoka for undisputed title
Pancrase - Shining 1
Tokyo, Japan
Jan 30, 2008
Katsuya Inoue vacated the title in February 2008 in order to compete at Lightweight.
-   Takuya Wada
def. Jason Palacios for interim title
Pancrase - Shining 3
Tokyo, Japan
Apr 27, 2008
4   Takuya Wada
promoted to undisputed champion
- -

1. def. Tomoyoshi Iwamiya at Pancrase: Changing Tour 2 on Apr 5, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan

Takuya Wada vacated the title on April 30, 2010.
5   Kengo Ura
def. Keiichiro Yamamiya
Pancrase - Passion Tour 5
Tokyo, Japan
Jun 5, 2010
6   Takenori Sato Pancrase - Impressive Tour 1
Tokyo, Japan
Feb 6, 2011

1. def. Sojiro Orui at Pancrase - Impressive Tour 5 on Jun 5, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan
2. drew with Eiji Ishikawa at Pancrase - Impressive Tour 10 on Oct 2, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan
3. def. Kiichi Kunimoto at Pancrase - Progress Tour 3 on Mar 11, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan
4. def. Keiichiro Yamamiya at Pancrase - Progress Tour 10 on Sep 1, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan
5. drew with Akihiro Murayama at Pancrase - 246 on Mar 17, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan
6. def. Shingo Suzuki at Pancrase - 247 on May 19, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan

Takenori Sato vacated the title when he signed with the UFC.
7   Gota Yamashita
def. Akihiro Murayama
Pancrase - 260
Tokyo, Japan
August 10, 2014

1. def. Yuki Kondo at Pancrase - 263 on Dec 6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan

8   Shingo Suzuki Pancrase - 270
Tokyo, Japan
October 4, 2015
9   Akihiro Murayama Pancrase - 276
Tokyo, Japan
March 13, 2016
10   Hiromitsu Miura Pancrase - 281
Tokyo, Japan
October 2, 2016
11   Daichi Abe Pancrase - 288
Tokyo, Japan
July 2, 2017
Daichi Abe vacated the title when he signed with the UFC.
12   Glaico Franca
def. Takashi Sato
Pancrase - 297
Tokyo, Japan
July 1, 2018
-   Hiroyuki Tetsuka
def. Kenta Takagi for interim title
Pancrase - 306
Tokyo, Japan
June 30, 2019
13   Hiroyuki Tetsuka
promoted to undisputed champion
- -

Lightweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 70 kg (154.3 lb)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Shoji Maruyama
def. Artur Oumakhanov
Pancrase - Shining 1
Tokyo, Japan
Jan 30, 2008
Shoji Maruyama vacated the title in May 2008 to compete at Featherweight.
2   Katsuya Inoue
def. Koji Oishi
Pancrase - Shining 10
Tokyo, Japan
Dec 7, 2008

1. def. Daisuke Hanazawa at Pancrase: Changing Tour 1 on Feb 1, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan

3   Maximo Blanco Pancrase: Changing Tour 4
Tokyo, Japan
Aug 8, 2009
Maximo Blanco vacated the title in April 2011 citing an inability to defend his belt due to numerous injuries.[5]
4   Koji Oishi
def. Daisuke Hanazawa
Pancrase - Impressive Tour 4
Tokyo, Japan
May 3, 2011
5   Isao Kobayashi Pancrase - Progress Tour 4
Tokyo, Japan
Apr 1, 2012

1. def. Yoshiaki Takahashi at Pancrase 252 - 20th Anniversary on Sep 29, 2013 in Yokohama, Japan

Isao Kobayashi vacated the title in 2014.
6   Kazuki Tokudome
def. Satoru Kitaoka
Pancrase - 271
Tokyo, Japan
November 1, 2015

1. def. Akbarh Arreola at Pancrase 277 on Apr 23, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan

7   Takasuke Kume Pancrase - 280
Tokyo, Japan
September 11, 2016 1. def. Kazuki Tokudome at Pancrase 292 on Dec 10, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan

2. def. Tom Santos at Pancrase 304 on Apr 14, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan

-   Salimkhan Sadulloev
def. Yusuke Kasuya for interim title
Pancrase - 308
Tokyo, Japan
September 29, 2019

Featherweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 66 kg (145.5 lb)
Formerly known as Lightweight until 2008
On January 30, 2008 Pancrase revised this weight limit from 65 kg (143.3 lb) to its current limits.
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Yoshiro Maeda
def. Daiki "D.J.Taiki" Hata
Pancrase - Blow 6
Yokohama, Japan
Aug 27, 2006

1. def. Danny Batten at Pancrase - Rising 4 on Apr 27, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan

Yoshiro Maeda vacated the title when he left Pancrase for the WEC.
2   Marlon Sandro
def. Masaya Takita
Pancrase: Shining 9
Tokyo, Japan
Oct 26, 2008
-   Takumi Nakayama
def. Tomonari Kanomata for interim title
Pancrase - Impressive Tour 9
Tokyo, Japan
Sep 4, 2011

1. def. Jon Shores at Pancrase - Progress Tour 7 on Jun 2, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan

Sandro was stripped of title for refusing to attend the title defense. [6]
3   Takumi Nakayama
Promoted to undisputed champion.
- August 9, 2012
4   Nam Phan Pancrase - 264
Tokyo, Japan
January 31, 2015
5   Andy Main Pancrase - 270
Tokyo, Japan
October 4, 2015
-   Issei Tamura
def. Juntaro Ushiku for interim title
Pancrase - 277
Tokyo, Japan
Apr 24, 2016
-   Nazareno Malegarie Pancrase - 285
Tokyo, Japan
Mar 12, 2017
6   Nazareno Malegarie
promoted to undisputed champion
- -
Andy Main was stripped of the title and Nazareno Malegarie was promoted to the Undisputed Champion in 2018.
-   Isao Kobayashi
def. Koyomi Matsushima for interim title
Pancrase - 295
Tokyo, Japan
Apr 15, 2018
Title Unification.
7   Isao Kobayashi
def. Nazareno Malegarie for undisputed title
Pancrase - 305
Tokyo, Japan
May 26, 2019

1. def. Kyle Aguon at Pancrase 309 on Oct 20, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan

Bantamweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 61 kg (134.5 lb)
In 2016 Pancrase revised this weight limit from 62 kg (136.7 lb) to its current limits.
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Manabu Inoue
def. Seiya Kawahara
Pancrase - Shining 10
Yokohama, Japan
Dec 7, 2008

1. def. Masahiro Oishi at Pancrase: Changing Tour 6 on Oct 25, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Tashiro Nishiuichi at Pancrase - Passion Tour 8 on Sep 5, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan

2   Shintaro Ishiwatari Pancrase - Impressive Tour 13
Tokyo, Japan
Dec 3, 2011

1. def. Tashiro Nishiuchi at Pancrase - Progress Tour 3 on March 11, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Yo Saito at Pancrase 256 on Feb 2, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan
3. def. Trevor Ward at Pancrase 258 on May 11, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan
4. def. Victor Henry at Pancrase 273 on Dec 13, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan
5. def. Jonathan Brookins at Pancrase 279 on July 24, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan
6. def. Rafael Silva at Pancrase 287 on May 28, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan

Ishiwatari was stripped of the title when he left Pancrase for Rizin.
-   Rafael Silva
def. Masakatsu Ueda for interim title
Pancrase 296
Tokyo, Japan
May 20, 2018
3   Rafael Silva
promoted to undisputed champion
- -

1. def. Kenta Takizawa at Pancrase 303 on March 17, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Yuto Hokamura at Pancrase 307 on July 21, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan

Flyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 57 kg (125.7 lb)
In 2016 Pancrase revised this weight limit from 58 kg (127.9 lb) to its current limits.
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Mitsuhisa Sunabe
def. Takuya Eizumi
Pancrase: Changing Tour 3
Tokyo, Japan
Jun 7, 2009

1. def. Isao Hirose at Pancrase: Changing Tour 6 on Oct 25, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan

2   Kiyotaka Shimizu Pancrase - Passion Tour 1
Tokyo, Japan
Feb 7, 2010

1. def. Isao Hirose at Pancrase - Passion Tour 6 on Jul 4, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan
2. drew with Mitsuhisa Sunabe at Pancrase - Passion Tour 11 on Dec 5, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan
3. def. Mitsuhisa Sunabe at Pancrase - Impressive Tour 5 on Jun 5, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan
4. drew with Seiji Ozuka at Pancrase - Progress Tour 1 on Jan 28, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan
5. def. Yuki Yasunaga at Pancrase - Progress Tour 14 on Dec 1, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan
6. def. Atshushi Yamamoto at Pancrase - 257 on March 30, 2014 in Yokohama, Japan

Shimizu was stripped of the title after losing to Ryuichi Miki in "champion's assessment bout" in Dec 2015. [7]
3   Ryuichi Miki
def. Yuki Yasunaga
Pancrase - 279
Tokyo, Japan
July 24, 2016
4   Mamoru Yamaguchi Pancrase - 285
Tokyo, Japan
Mar 12, 2017
5   Senzo Ikeda Pancrase - 289
Tokyo, Japan
Aug 20, 2017 1. def. Yuya Wakamatsu at Pancrase - 293 on Feb. 4, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan
-   Shohei Masumizu
def. Masatatsu Ueda for interim title
Pancrase - 307
Tokyo, Japan
July 21, 2019

Strawweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 52 kg (114.6 lb)
In 2016 Pancrase revised this weight limit from 50 kg (110.2 lb) to its current limits.
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Hiroyuki Abe
def. Masakazu Utsugi
Pancrase - 269
Tokyo, Japan
Aug. 9, 2015
2   Mitsuhisa Sunabe
Pancrase - 271
Tokyo, Japan
Nov. 1, 2015 1. def. Daichi Kitakata at Pancrase 283 on Dec. 18, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan

2. def. Shinya Murofushi at Pancrase 295 on Apr. 15, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan

3   Daichi Kitakata
Pancrase - 307
Tokyo, Japan
July 21, 2019

Women's Title HistoriesEdit

Women's Bantamweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 61 kg (134.5 lb)
In 2016 Pancrase revised this weight limit from 62 kg (136.7 lb) to its current limits.
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Rin Nakai
def. Danielle West
Pancrase - Progress Tour 14
Tokyo, Japan
Dec 1, 2012 1. def. Brenda Gonzales at Pancrase 247 on May 10, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Tara LaRosa at Pancrase 252 on Sep 29, 2013 in Kanagawa, Japan
3. def. Sarah D'Alelio at Pancrase 258 on May 11, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan
4. def. Emiko Raika at Pancrase 279 on Jul 24, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan
5. def. Charlene Watt-Broome at Pancrase 282 on Nov 13, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan
Nakai vacated the title on 2018 when she left Pancrase for the DEEP.

Women's Flyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 57 kg (125.7 lb)
In 2016 Pancrase revised this weight limit from 58 kg (127.9 lb) to its current limits.
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Sidy Rocha
def. Takayo Hashi
Pancrase - 304
Tokyo, Japan
Apr 14, 2019

Women's Strawweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 52 kg (114.6 lb)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Syuri Kondo
def. Kinberly Tanaka Novaes
Pancrase - 287
Tokyo, Japan
May 28, 2017
Kondo vacated the title in September 2017 when she left Pancrase for the UFC.
2   Viviane Araujo
def. Emi Fujino
Pancrase - 298
Tokyo, Japan
Aug. 5, 2018
-   Emi Fujino
def. Hyunji Jang for interim title
Pancrase - 311
Tokyo, Japan
December 8, 2019

Retired TitlesEdit

Openweight ChampionshipEdit

No weight restrictions
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Ken Shamrock
def. Manabu Yamada
Pancrase: King of Pancrase Tournament Second Round
Tokyo, Japan
Dec 17, 1994

1. def. Bas Rutten at Pancrase - Eyes Of Beast 2 on Mar 10, 1995 in Kanagawa, Japan

2   Minoru Suzuki Pancrase - Eyes Of Beast 4
Tokyo, Japan
May 13, 1995
3   Bas Rutten Pancrase - 1995 Anniversary Show
Tokyo, Japan
Sep 1, 1995

1. def. interim champion Frank Shamrock at Pancrase - Truth 5 on May 16, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Masakatsu Funaki at Pancrase - 1996 Anniversary Show on Sep 7, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan

-   Frank Shamrock[8]
def. Minoru Suzuki for interim title
Pancrase - Truth 1
Kanagawa, Japan
Jan 28, 1996
Rutten vacated the title in October 1996 for family matters.[9]
4   Masakatsu Funaki
def. Jason DeLucia
Pancrase - Truth 10
Tokyo, Japan
Dec 15, 1996
5   Yuki Kondo Pancrase - Alive 4
Tokyo, Japan
Apr 27, 1997

1. def. Jason DeLucia at Pancrase - 1997 Anniversary Show on Sep 6, 1997 in Tokyo, Japan

6   Masakatsu Funaki (2) Pancrase - Alive 11
Kanagawa, Japan
Dec 20, 1997
7   Guy Mezger Pancrase - Advance 5
Kanagawa, Japan
Apr 26, 1998

1. def. Ryushi Yanagisawa at Pancrase – 1998 Anniversary Show on Sep 14, 1998 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Yuki Kondo at Pancrase – Advance 12 on Dec 19, 1998 in Tokyo, Japan

Mezger vacated the title in February 1999 when he left Pancrase for the UFC.[9]
8   Yuki Kondo (2)
def. Semmy Schilt
Pancrase - Breakthrough 4
Kanagawa, Japan
Apr 18, 1999

1. def. Kiuma Kunioku at Pancrase - 1999 Anniversary Show on Sep 18, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan

9   Semmy Schilt Pancrase - Breakthrough 10
Osaka, Japan
Nov 28, 1999

1. def. Yoshiki Takahashi at Pancrase - Trans 3 on Apr 30, 2000 in Kanagawa, Japan
2. def. Osami Shibuya at Pancrase - 2000 Anniversary Show on Sep 24, 2000 in Kanagawa, Japan

Schilt vacated the title in 2001 when he signed with the UFC.
10   Josh Barnett
def. Yuki Kondo
Pancrase - 10th Anniversary Show
Tokyo, Japan
Aug 31, 2003

1. def. Yoshiki Takahashi at NJPW Ultimate Crush on October 13, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Semmy Schilt at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 - Inoki Festival on Dec 31, 2003 in Kobe, Japan

Super Heavyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: Unlimited
On January 30, 2008 Pancrase adopted a variant of Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts and retires the Super Heavyweight Championship.[10][11]
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Tsuyoshi Kosaka
def. Ron Waterman
Pancrase - Brave 10
Chiba, Japan
Nov 7, 2004
Kosaka vacated the title in January 2006.

Light Flyweight ChampionshipEdit

Weight limit: 54 kg (119.0 lb)
This weight class was disabled in 2016
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1   Mitsuhisa Sunabe
def. Hiroyuki Abe
Pancrase - Impressive Tour 13
Tokyo, Japan
Dec 3, 2011

1. def. Noboru Tahara at Pancrase 252: 20th Anniversary on Sept. 29, 2013 in Yokohama, Japan

Sunabe vacated title when he dropped to compete in a lower weight class.
2   Kent Kambe
def. Yukitaka Musashi
Pancrase - 273
Tokyo, Japan
Dec. 13, 2015

By nationalityEdit

The following include championship title holders by nationality.

Country Titles
  Japan 53
  United States 10
  Brazil 6
  Netherlands 2
  Venezuela 1
  Lithuania 1
  Argentina 1

References and footnotesEdit

  1. ^ Breen, Jordan (2006-10-23). "With Eye on UFC, Marquardt Relinquishes KOP Belt". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2007-02-15.
  2. ^ Fukui, Masa (2004-09-15). "Former Welterweight & Middleweight King of Pancrase Kiuma Kunioku". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
  3. ^ "News Page 17: Pancrase 2005 Spiral Tour". StarzWorld.com. Archived from the original on 2007-03-16. Retrieved 2007-02-21.
  4. ^ Nowe, Jason (2004-07-27). "Inoue Takes Interim King of Pancrase Title". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2007-07-28.
  5. ^ Nelson, Chris (2011-04-11). "Blanco Abdicates Pancrase Throne; Lightweight GP Begins May 3". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  6. ^ マルロン・サンドロがパンクラス王座返上 タクミが正規王者に昇格 (in Japanese). Sports Navi. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  7. ^ Breen, Jordan (2016-05-16). "'TUF 12' Winner Brookins Rematches Ishiwatari for BW Crown at Pancrase 279 Title Doubleheader". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  8. ^ Rutten was injured in January 1996 and could not defend his title; Shamrock captured an interim championship en route to his title-unification fight with Rutten.
  9. ^ a b "King of Pancrase Title History". Quebrada.net. Retrieved 2007-02-22.
  10. ^ MMAFighting.com - Pancrase to adopt Unified Rules of MMA weight classes Archived 2008-02-13 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ PANCRASE Official Site

See alsoEdit

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