It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Mike Kyle, but he has finally resurfaced. Evidently, he has started training with Team Cro Cop and is now set to make his debut for the Pancrase organization. He’s got a pretty solid opponent for his debut in Tsuyoshi Kosaka.
A longtime veteran with an overall record of 27-16-2, Kosaka has gone 4-1 in his last five fights and is looking as tough as ever.
Kyle has a record of 7-3 and will be making his first appearance in 8 months. In January of this year, he knocked out James Irvin in just under two minutes at UFC 51, but hasn’t been heard from since.
Along with Kyle and Kosaka, Pancrase has put together a very solid card featuring a main event of Yuki Kondo vs. Hiromitsu Kanehara. Number one Pancrase ranked Welterweight Satoru Kitaoka will also be defending his position against rising talent Carlos Condit in one of the premier bouts on the undercard.
“PANCRASE 2005 SPIRAL TOUR”
Sunday, October 2, 2005
Doors Open: 4:00PM
Bouts Start: 5:00PM
Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium (Kanagawa, Japan)
Amateur Bout #1 Pancrase Gate Featherweight 2×5 min rounds
YO SAITO (Wajutsu Keishukai Tokyo Hombu) vs YUKITO (U-FILE CAMP)
Amateur Bout #2 Pancrase Gate Lightweight 2×5 min rounds
TAKU ARAMAKI (P’s LAB Yokohama) vs KENICHI ITO (A-Square)
Amateur Bout #3 Pancrase Gate Welterweight 2×5 min rounds
YUKI TAKAYA (SK Absolute) vs MASAKI TSUCHII (TEAM JUNKiey)
Pro-Bout #1 Heavyweight 3×5 min rounds
YOSHIKI TAKAHASHI (Pancrase) vs KESTUTIS ARBOCIUS (Lithuania/ Latvia Shidokan)
Pro-Bout #2 Open-weight 2×5 min rounds
MASAYUKI KONO (freelance) vs ASLAN DZEBOEV (Russia/ Marupro Gym)
Pro-Bout #3 Open-weight 2×5 min rounds
HIKARU SATO (PANCRASEism) vs POAI SUGANUMA (TWIST)
Pro-Bout #4 Heavyweight 2×5 min rounds
LEE SEGAK (Heavyweight 2nd Ranked/Wajutsukeishukai RJW) vs YUJI SAKURAGI (Seiken Kaikan)
Pro-Bout #5 Welterweight 3×5 min rounds
SATORU KITAOKA (Welterweight 1st Ranked/PANCRASEism) vs CARLOS CONDIT (USA/Fighters In Training)
Semifinal Super Heavyweight 3×5 min rounds
TSUYOSHI KOSAKA (1st Super Heavyweight KOP/Team Alliance) vs MIKE KYLE (USA/Team CroCop)
Main Event Light Heavyweight 3×5 min rounds
YUKI KONDO (3rd Light Heavyweight KOP/PANCRASEism) vs HIROMITSU KANEHARA (UKR)