Pancrase to Begin Streaming Live Events on UFC Fight Pass
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that the iconic, Japanese promotion Pancrase, will have its events live streamed on Fight Pass moving forward.
According to the official announcement, the first event will be Pancrase 270, which will take place on October 4th in Tokyo, Japan. In the main event, Nam Phan will take on fellow UFC vet, Andy Main.
“We are thrilled to announce an exclusive agreement with the historic Pancrase MMA organization to stream its live events, beginning with the October 4th show from Tokyo, Japan,” UFC Senior Vice President and FIGHT PASS General Manager Eric Winter said. “Pancrase has been putting on world-class, action-packed events since 1993, and are excited to present the preeminent Japanese MMA organization’s cards to our subscribers.”
“We are excited to announce Pancrase will start streaming live and all of our fight archives will be available on UFC FIGHT PASS,” said Masakazu Sakai, CEO of Pancrase. “This is great honor for Pancrase to partner with UFC, as both organizations began in 1993 and continue to thrive.”
Pancrase began holding events in 1993 and since then the promotion has held over 300 cards in total.