PANCRASE TAPES DVD 1993-95

Pancrase Perfect 1 & Perfect 2 Commercial Tapes
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

Perfect 1 9/21/93 Tokyo Bay NK Hall

History of Masakatsu Funaki & Minoru Suzuki

U.W.F. 4/15/90 Hakata Starlanes: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Minoru Suzuki

Minoru Suzuki vs. Katsuomi Inagaki. Inagaki's debut

Bas Rutten vs. Ryushi Yanagisawa

Yusuke Fuke vs. Vernon "Tiger" White

Yoshiki Takahashi vs. George Weingroff

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Wayne Shamrock

Perfect 2 10/14/93 Tsuyuhashi Sports Center

Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Joop Van Dam. Exciting striking oriented match.

Bas Rutten vs. Yusuke Fuke

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Ryushi Yanagisawa

Minoru Suzuki vs. Vernon "Tiger" White

U.W.F. 11/29/89 Tokyo Dome: Minoru Suzuki vs. Maurice Smith

Wayne Shamrock vs. Yoshiki Takahashi. Takahashi took a lot of punishment, but he really put up a good fight here even bloodying Shamrock's nose.

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Pancrase New Martial Arts Legend ~ Departure of Masakatsu Funaki ~
-1 1/2hr. Q=Ex. PAL DVD

Documentary on Funaki, Shamrock & the launch of the Pancrase promotion. Lots of Shamrock footage including unveiling the Lion's Den Pancrase sign in his gym & training the crew there. Also features the Initatiary Test at the Pancrase Gym, public sparring, highlights of the Pancrase debut show

UWF 4/15/90: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Minoru Suzuki

UWF 12/1/90: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Ken Wayne Shamrock

9/21/93: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Ken Wayne Shamrock

10/14/93: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Ryushi Yanagisawa

Pancrase Perfect 3 & Perfect 4 Commercial Tapes
-2 1/2hr. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen. 2 DVDs

Perfect 3 11/8/93 Kobe World Kinen Hall

Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Vernon "Tiger" White. The good thing about shoots is two guys that are mediocre can still have an excellent match. This was not great technically, but both men were willing to do whatever it took to win. White rearranged Inagaki's face, and Inagaki was blown up and looked like he was going to keel over, but then he'd find it in him to regain control.

Ryushi Yanagisawa vs. Andre Van Den Oetelaar

Yoshiki Takahashi vs. James Mathews

Wayne Shamrock vs. Yusuke Fuke

Kick Rule: Maurice Smith vs. Minoru Suzuki

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Kees Besems

KARATE JAPAN OPEN '93 Tournament 1/31/93 Tokyo Budokan

2nd Round: Ryushi Yanagisawa vs.? Ishikawa

3rd Round: Ryushi Yanagisawa vs.? Ishihara

4th Round: Ryushi Yanagisawa vs.? Hiraoka

3rd Round: Katsuomi Inagaki vs.? Kane

Semifinal: Ryushi Yanagisawa vs. Ryuji Murakami

Perfect 4

ALL JAPAN KICK BOXING SPECIAL BOUT EVOLUTION 11/27/93 Tokyo Bay NK Hall

WKO Tokubetsu Rule 2 minute 5 round: Ryushi Yanagisawa vs. Vitali Klichko

2 minute 10 round: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Maurice Smith. Awesome heat.

12/8/93 Hakata Starlanes

Yusuke Fuke vs. Katsuomi Inagaki

Ryushi Yanagisawa vs. Vernon "Tiger" White

Minoru Suzuki vs. James Mathews

Wayne Shamrock vs. Andre Van Den Oetelaar

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Yoshiki Takahashi

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Pancrase Collection III Laserdisk Pancrash! 2 3/12/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan
& Pancrase Collection IV Laserdisk Pancrash! 3 4/21/94 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan
-2hr. Q=TFLD

3/12/94

Dojo footage from earlier in the day

Katsuomi Inagaki vs. James Mathews

Ryushi Yanagisawa vs. Robert Bjornethun

Andre Van Den Oetelaar vs. Scott Bessac

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Vernon "Tiger" White. Funaki decided to beat White in standup since that would be a bit more of a challenge.

Minoru Suzuki vs. Yusuke Fuke. Suzuki controlled the whole fight, and was generally close to winning.

4/21/94

Yoshiki Takahashi vs. Andre Van Den Oetelaar

Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Matt Hume. This was one of those matches where if you can look past the opportunities lost, the guys not being that great made it better. There was action and near finishes for 18 minutes, rather than Hume choking Inagaki out in a few minutes like he should have been able to. Hume even did a cool suplex for a shoot.

Bas Rutten vs. Vernon "Tiger" White

(Ken) Wayne Shamrock vs. Ryushi Yanagisawa

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Yusuke Fuke. Fuke put up a good fight. It was one of those matches that is very even and technical, but not a ton of things happened.

Minoru Suzuki vs. Thomas Puckett. Puckett is really scrawny. He was no match physically or technically.

Pancrase Perfect 5 Commercial Tape 1/19/94 Kanagawa Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan
& Pancrase Road To The Championship 1 Commercial Tape 5/31/94 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

1/19/94

Yoshiki Takahashi vs. Katsuomi Inagaki. Pretty good match

Vernon "Tiger" White vs. Andre Van Den Oetelaar. Despite catching Andre low with a spinning savate and gouging him in the eye with a shotei, White wasn't even able to accident his way to victory. He really does suck.

James Mathews vs. Ryushi Yanagisawa. Total Yanagisawa domination. He would have beat Mathews in 10 seconds if not for the rope escapes.

Yusuke Fuke vs. Scott Bessac

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Bas Rutten. Funaki took Bas down so his strikes weren't an issue. About all Bas was able to do was punch Funaki in the face before Funaki put him in the ankle hold. Bas improved so much since these days that it's like, aside from his kicking, he's not even the same fighter.

(Ken) Wayne Shamrock vs. Minoru Suzuki. These two were very cautious. An interesting finish because it took about 7 seconds from the time the finisher was applied for Shamrock to get the rope escape, and by that time he was too hurt to continue.

5/31/94

Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Manabu Yamada

Matt Hume vs. Scott Bessac. Hume was very active. He was pretty much the only guy in Pancrase up to this point in time that used strikes on the mat to open up his submissions.

Bas Rutten vs. Yoshiki Takahashi. Takahashi's knee just gave out on him and he was unable to continue.

Yusuke Fuke vs. Toon Stelling. As Fuke was getting up, Toon punted him in the nose. Vicious, but also illegal and worthy of the DQ.

Kick Rule 3 min 5R: Frank "Animal" Lobman vs. (Ken) Wayne Shamrock. Shamrock just didn't have the training in this style. He was fair defensively, but Lobman was able to block or avoid what little Shamrock threw.

Tokubetsu Rule 3 min 5R: Maurice Smith vs. Minoru Suzuki. The first and third rounds were kick rules, except Suzuki could go for takedowns and submissions. The 2nd and 4th were Pancrase rules except there were unlimited rope escapes and knockdowns. The 5th round was "mix rule." This was back in the day when Mo was "just a kickboxer." It was interesting, but since there was no limit on the rope escapes, Smith did the smart thing and just dove for the ropes the second Suzuki got a hold of him.

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Gregory Smit

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Pancrase Road To The Championship 2 Commercial Tape 7/6/94 Amagasaki Shi Kinen Koen Sogo Taiikukan
& Pancrase Road To The Championship 3 Commercial Tape 7/26/94 Tokyo Komozawa Olympic Koen Sogo Taiikukan
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

7/6/94

Vernon "Tiger" White vs. Remco Pardoel

Manabu Yamada vs. Andre Van Den Oetelaar. Yamada was a bit quick for Oetelaar. He got good strikes in, causing Andre to bleed heavily.

(Ken) Wayne Shamrock vs. Matt Hume. Hume claims this match was a work. Shamrock didn't appear to be working, but it looked like Hume may have been throwing the match. Cool finish where Shamrock does an overhead belly to belly then went into a chickenwing armlock for the win. The thing that doesn't make sense is that Shamrock would beat Hume in a shoot so why risk the integrity of the company to get the same result?

Yusuke Fuke vs. Gregory Smit

Minoru Suzuki vs. Bas Rutten. Bas' strikes were lethal.

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Jason Delucia

7/26/94

Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Vernon "Tiger" White. Nowhere near the goodness of their last fight, particularly because there was hardly any standup. White seemed to get better all of a sudden, at least to the point of passing Inagaki by.

Gregory Smit vs. Robert Bjornethun. Smit bled heavily from the nose.

Manabu Yamada vs. Matt Hume

Minoru Suzuki vs. Remco Pardoel. Pardoel had a big size advantage. Suzuki was much better in standup because he's so quick. Pardoel just kept going for the same takedown, but Suzuki had it scouted and it's hard to fool someone when you aren't trying many different things.

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Scott "Bam Bam" Sullivan

Yusuke Fuke vs. Jason Delucia

(Ken) Wayne Shamrock vs. Bas Rutten. Rutten was really good by this time. Shamrock controlled positioning, but Rutten wouldn't give him openings. When Bas did get caught, he somehow just refused to submit and was able to get out one way or another. The downside of this match was Shamrock was in riding mode too much.

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Pancrase Road To The Championship 4 Commercial Tape 9/1/94 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan
& Pancrase Road To The Championship 5 Commercial Tape 10/15/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

9/1/94

Gregory Smit vs. Katsuomi Inagaki

Vernon "Tiger" White vs. Richard Saar. This was good because White got some nice shots in.

Jason Delucia vs. Matt Hume. Even match. Both men had their moments. I thought Delucia could have been more aggressive, but even without being such, he seemed to tire after 10 minutes. Hume got a bloody nose.

Minoru Suzuki vs. Robert Bjornethun

Yusuke Fuke vs. Manabu Yamada. Highly competitive match. Both men kept going for submissions, and came close to winning on several occassions.

(Ken) Wayne Shamrock vs. Masakatsu Funaki

10/15/94

Scott "Bam Bam" Sullivan vs. Matt Hume

Vernon "Tiger" White vs. Robert Bjornethun

Manabu Yamada vs. Alex Cook

Jason Delucia vs. Bas Rutten

Yusuke Fuke vs. (Ken) Wayne Shamrock

Minoru Suzuki vs. Masakatsu Funaki. These two burst out of the gate. Very fast action with constant movement. The fans were really into it. Too bad it didn't last longer.

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Pancrase King Of Pancrase Tournament Survival Four Commercial Tape 12/16/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
& Pancrase King Of Pancrase Tournament Survival One Commercial Tape 12/17/94 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

12/16/94 King Of Pancrase Tournament 1st Round

Minoru Suzuki vs. Matt Hume. Good match. Both men were in control some of the time, trying submissions. Hume gave Suzuki a lot more trouble than I expected.

Jason Delucia vs. Thomas Puckett

Christopher Deweaver vs. Manabu Yamada

Bas Rutten vs. Frank Jaurez (Shamrock). Frank was better than I expected. He was often in control. Bas got some nice strikes in, but Frank was able to negate much of his striking ability by taking him down, where Frank was the better of the two.

Wayne Shamrock vs. Alex Cook

Maurice Smith vs. Yusuke Fuke

Vernon White vs. Leon Dijk

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Robert Bjornethun

2nd Round

Jason Delucia vs. Minoru Suzuki

Frank Jaurez vs. Manabu Yamada. Typical Frank match where they are constantly working on the mat. The advantage changed several times.

Maurice Smith vs. Wayne Shamrock

Vernon White vs. Masakatsu Funaki

12/17/94

Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Gregory Smit

Scott Bessac vs. Larry Papadopoulos. This is the only time I've ever seen someone in the guard get a KO from a punch to the stomach. Unreal.

King Of Pancrase Tournament Semifinals

Minoru Suzuki vs. Manabu Yamada. Really good technical match. They were always working.

Masakatsu Funaki vs. (Ken) Wayne Shamrock. Shamrock was just running through everyone in this tournament.

Tournament Final: (Ken) Wayne Shamrock vs. Manabu Yamada. Shamrock was always in control. Yamada's defense was good, but he had no chance for offense.

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Pancrase EYES OF BEAST Commercial Tape 1/26/95 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan
-55min. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

Yusuke Fuke vs. Richard Saar. Fuke did an awesome uraken for the quick KO.

Takafumi Ito vs. Gregory Smit. Ito was in control and working, but he was pretty deliberate so it wasn't that hard for Smit to defend. Ito tried for submission after submission.

Frank Shamrock vs. Katsuomi Inagaki. Inagaki never did any damage or came close to winning, but he was a fairly tough out.

Masakatsu Funaki (#2) vs. Jason Delucia. Delucia put Funaki down once, but otherwise he was mainly on the defensive.

Rankingsen: Manabu Yamada (#1) vs. Bas Rutten (#4). Bas had Yamada trapped in a choke, but the ref couldn't see Yamada's face and Yamada wasn't tapping, so the ref couldn't tell how bad it was. The ref eventually stopped it, but Yamada was in it too long and his eyes were rolling to the back of his head. Luckily, he was okay after being out for a few minutes.

(Ken) Wayne Shamrock vs. Leon Dijk. Dijk was screaming in pain when Shamrock got him in the heel hold.

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Pancrase EYES OF BEAST Laserdisk 1/26/95 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan
& Pancrase EYES OF BEAST Laserdisk 4/8/95 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan
-1hr 55min. Q=TFLD

1/26/95

Yusuke Fuke vs. Richard Saar. Fuke did an awesome uraken for the quick KO.

Takafumi Ito vs. Gregory Smit. Ito was in control and working, but he was pretty deliberate so it wasn't that hard for Smit to defend. Ito tried for submission after submission.

Frank Shamrock vs. Katsuomi Inagaki. Inagaki never did any damage or came close to winning, but he was a fairly tough out.

Masakatsu Funaki (#2) vs. Jason Delucia. Delucia put Funaki down once, but otherwise he was mainly on the defensive.

Rankingsen: Manabu Yamada (#1) vs. Bas Rutten (#4). Bas had Yamada trapped in a choke, but the ref couldn't see Yamada's face and Yamada wasn't tapping, so the ref couldn't tell how bad it was. The ref eventually stopped it, but Yamada was in it too long and his eyes were rolling to the back of his head. Luckily, he was okay after being out for a few minutes.

(Ken) Wayne Shamrock vs. Leon Dijk. Dijk was screaming in pain when Shamrock got him in the heel hold.

4/8/95

Takafumi Ito vs. Scott Bessac

Gregory Smit vs. Osami Shibuya

Vernon "Tiger" White vs. Larry Papadopoulos

Jason Delucia vs. John Renfroe

Rankingsen: Bas Rutten (#1) vs. Yusuke Fuke (#5). Bas was getting way better on the ground. All his opponents are forced to take it to the mat because none of them can match him in standup, but by this point they don't necessarily have the advantage once they get it to ground.

Minoru Suzuki (#3) vs. Frank Shamrock. Considering Suzuki was getting a title shot next month and Frank wasn't respected like the other guys that are near his calibre, this was not the time to put him in with Frank.

Manabu Yamada (#4) vs. Masakatsu Funaki (#2). Yamada was one of the better fighters in the early days since he was more experienced. That said, I didn't expect him to be the better fighter of the two on this day.

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Pancrase EYES OF BEAST Commercial Tape 3/10/95 Kanagawa Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan
& Pancrase Commercial Tape 5/13/95 Tokyo Bay NK Hall
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

3/10/95

Vernon "Tiger" White vs. Takafumi Ito. White is so good that he was being schooled by a rookie.

Scott Bessac vs. Osami Shibuya. Bessac dominated.

Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Alex Cook. The problem with leg submissions is that your legs are also there for the taking.

Yusuke Fuke vs. Larry Papadopoulos. Fuke gave Papadopoulos a killer knee to the balls, which really had Papadopoulos groaning. Fuke was better in standup, but this was not one of his better showings because the fight was mainly contested on the mat where Papadopoulos was better.

Manabu Yamada vs. Jason Delucia. Yamada was cut on the cheek from an open hand that mainly missed. A bit later, he got a nasty cut to the right of his eye that resulted in a doctor stop.

Minoru Suzuki vs. Gregory Smit. Suzuki had way too much trouble with Smit. He blew a few good chances to win. Smit was cut on a shotei.

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Frank Shamrock. Far from the classic you'd expect, but it was competitive. Funaki made too many mistakes. A young Frank was unable to capitilize though, while the more experience Funaki stayed calm and confident.

KING OF PANCRASE Title Match: Wayne Shamrock vs. Bas Rutten. Bas was too succeptible to takedowns, and Shamrock definitely had the advantage on the mat.

5/13/95

Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Osami Shibuya. Even fight, but neither guy was able to do much.

Takafumi Ito vs. John Renfroe

Frank Shamrock vs. Allan Goes. Best Pancrase match up until Bas vs. Funaki 9/7/96. All kinds of fast action, takedowns, and reversals. Tempers were flaring. At one point, Goes had Frank in the hadakajime, but Frank was able to make it to the ropes for the escape. Goes continued to choke Frank out though, refusing to break, so he was given a yellow card.

Yusuke Fuke vs. Gregory Smit. Fuke tried a dropkick.

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Alex Cook. Funaki controlled the match, but overall it wasn't one of his superior performances. Cook got a bloody nose.

Rankingsen: Manabu Yamada (#4) vs. Jason Delucia

Bas Rutten (#1) vs. Maurice Smith. Bas could have struck with Mo. It probably would have made for a great match, but there was no point since Mo was so inexperienced on the mat.

KING OF PANCRASE Title Match: (Ken) Wayne Shamrock vs. Minoru Suzuki. They had Shamrock drop the title because they were afraid of their champion losing to Royce Gracie at the upcoming UFC. Short match. They did a good job of acting like it was real. In particular, Shamrock had good facials. Neither guy really made contact during standup then it went to the mat where Suzuki quickly caught Shamrock in a submission.

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Pancrase EYES OF BEAST Commercial Tape 4/8/95 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan
-1hr. Q=Master

Takafumi Ito vs. Scott Bessac

Gregory Smit vs. Osami Shibuya

Vernon "Tiger" White vs. Larry Papadopoulos

Jason Delucia vs. John Renfroe

Rankingsen: Bas Rutten (#1) vs. Yusuke Fuke (#5). Bas was getting way better on the ground. All his opponents are forced to take it to the mat because none of them can match him in standup, but by this point they don't necessarily have the advantage once they get it to ground.

Minoru Suzuki (#3) vs. Frank Shamrock. Considering Suzuki was getting a title shot next month and Frank wasn't respected like the other guys that are near his calibre, this was not the time to put him in with Frank.

Manabu Yamada (#4) vs. Masakatsu Funaki (#2). Yamada was one of the better fighters in the early days since he was more experienced. That said, I didn't expect him to be the better fighter of the two on this day.

Pancrase EYES OF BEAST Commercial Tape 6/13/95 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center
& AJ Chogei Memorial Fight Collection Jumbo Tsuruta Vol. 2
-2hr. Q=Master/Near Perfect 1st Gen

Takafumi Ito vs. Osami Shibuya

Manabu Yamada (#4) vs. Vernon "Tiger" White. Lots of near submissions here, particularly trading leg locks.

Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Toon Stelling. Stelling gets a yellow card for not breaking a submission quick enough then as soon as the ref turns his back to tell the judges to make the deduction, Stelling decides to start fighting again.

Masakatsu Funaki (#2) vs. Gregory Smit. Smit's nose bleeds like crazy.

Bas Rutten (#1) vs. Jason Delucia

Rankingsen: Yusuke Fuke (#5) vs. Frank Shamrock

Minoru Suzuki vs. Larry Papadopoulos

AJ Jumbo Memorial

4/18/89 Tokyo Ota-ku Taiikukan International, UN, & PWF Nintei Sankan Heavykyu Oza Decision Match: Jumbo Tsuruta (International champ) vs. Stan Hansen (UN & PWF champ). Maybe it's me, but I was expecting a whole lot more from this match. It was stiff, but didn't have much else going for it. Slow paced and boring. Jumbo bladed from Stan using a chair on him. Stan basically demolished Jumbo for the whole match, but he telegraphed his lariat so Jumbo ducked it. Stan's momentum caused him to clothesline himself on te top rope and then Jumbo pinned him to become the first triple crown champion. Stan attacked Jumbo after the bell to keep heat on himself and build to a rematch. *1/2

4/19/88 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center International Heavykyu Senshuken: Bruiser Brody vs. Jumbo Tsuruta. Stiff, solid, well executed match. Big time heat. Psychology and finish were not as good as I expected though. Even in his late 30's, Brody was a really impressive athlete for a wrestler of his size. ***1/2

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Pancrase NEO BLOOD TOURNAMENT Commercial Tapes 7/22/95 & 7/23/95 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Master

7/22/95

Ken Shamrock vs. Larry Papadopoulos 2:18

NEO BlOOD TOURNAMENT 1st Round: Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Osami Shibuya 10:00

NEO BlOOD TOURNAMENT 1st Round: Takafumi Ito vs. Jeff Masajiri 2:56

NEO BlOOD TOURNAMENT 1st Round: Gregory Smit vs. Vernon White 10:00

NEO BlOOD TOURNAMENT 1st Round: Ryushi Yanagisawa vs. Christopher DeWeaver 3:38

Minoru Suzuki vs. Jason Delucia 9:23

7/23/95

NEO BlOOD TOURNAMENT Semifinal: Takafumi Ito vs. Katsuomi Inagaki 20:00

NEO BlOOD TOURNAMENT Semifinal: Ryushi Yanagisawa vs. Gregory Smit 7:30

Guy Mezger vs. John Renfroe 7:25

Bas Rutten vs. Frank Shamrock 15:00

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Leon Dijk 1:01

NEO BlOOD TOURNAMENT Final: Takafumi Ito vs. Ryushi Yanagisawa 30:00

Pancrase EYES OF BEAST Commercial Tape 9/1/95 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
& Pancrase EYES OF BEAST Commercial Tape 11/4/95 Kanagawa Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect 1st Gen

9/1/95

Katsuomi Inagaki vs. Larry Papadopoulus. Inagaki busted Papadopoulus's nose open with a good shotei.

Yoshiki Takahashi vs. Osami Shibuya. Takahashi returned after being out injured since the 5/31/94 match against Bas. He wasn't that sharp, but he still controlled the fight.

Yusuke Fuke vs. Todd Medina. Even match, but not that exciting.

Takafumi Ito vs. Frank Shamrock (#5). Ito did better than expected. Exciting match, although it died out toward the end.

Kick Rule: Maurice Smith vs. Manabu Yamada

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Guy Mezger. Funaki caught Mezger in submissions, the coolest of which was a nice roll into a hizajujigatame, but Guy was pretty resiliant.

KING OF PANCRASE Title Match: Minoru Suzuki vs. Bas Rutten (#1). Suzuki was able to take Bas down and was in control forever, but he couldn't finish the job and wound up getting caught in a submission.

11/4/95

Osami Shibuya vs. Harout Tenzian

Vernon "Tiger" White vs. Katsuomi Inagaki. All on the ground. Pretty even, but also pretty dull.

Ryushi Yanagisawa vs. Guy Mezger. Guy controlled positioning the whole fight. He didn't do any damage, but Yanagisawa didn't have a shred of offense. The judges calling this a draw was a sham.

Yoshiki Takahashi vs. Scott Bessac. Bessac got off to a fairly good start, but Takahashi KO'd him with two shotei's.

Minoru Suzuki vs. Todd Medina. Suzuki got off to a quick start in standup, but Medina was mainly concerned with getting a takedown. Unfortunately for Medina, he was also no match for Suzuki once it got to the mat.

Rankingsen: Yusuke Fuke vs. Jason Delucia. Good for a one-sided match because Delucia was working hard to get the submission. Delucia didn't look that great because he failed to capitilize on his chances to submit Fuke, but he did domiante the match.

Rankingsen: Masakatsu Funaki (#2) vs. Frank Shamrock (#4). The winner of this match would get a title shot. Very good, highly technical match. All on the mat, but constant action. Funaki controlled positioning, but Frank was going for submissions from the bottom. They were both active, of course, and kept trying for the win, but their reactions were so quick that they couldn't really catch their opponent. Funaki did catch Frank in an ankle hold. Even though Frank got to the rope quickly, just those few seconds of Funaki twisting it nastily did a lot of damage. Frank was definitely behind on points, but Funaki was unable to escape his ankle hold, so it didn't matter in the end.

Bas Rutten vs. Maurice Smith. This time we saw a little kickboxing from these two, and it was clear that even Smith couldn't kickbox with Bas.

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Pancrase EYES OF BEAST Commercial Tape 12/14/95 Hokkaido Sapporo Nakajima Taiiku Center
-1hr. Q=Master

Leon Dijk vs. Osami Shibuya

Jason Delucia vs. Takafumi Ito

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Yusuke Fuke

Wayne Shamrock vs. Katsuomi Inagaki

Frank Shamrock vs. Vernon "Tiger" White

Minoru Suzuki vs. Guy Mezger

Bas Rutten vs. Ryushi Yanagisawa

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