Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Rin Nakai's first PANCRASE title defense will be May 19
Rin Nakai at today's press conference
PANCRASE held a press conference today to announce Rin Nakai's first Queen of PANCRASE title defense will be May 19 at Differ Ariake. The challenger is Brenda Gonzales from New Mexico. She trains at FIT NHB with UFC fighter Tim Means. She is the current King Of The Cage Junior Flyweight Champion. She is also active as a boxer. Brenda's MMA record is 4-0 with three TKOs. She won her latest fight over Elsie Zwicker by second round TKO on the Dec. 1 KOTC show in Colorado. This is a big step up in competition for her as she has never fought anyone with a decent record. Her boxing record is 2-1 and she just lost to Amanda Crespin on Feb. 1 in New Mexico. So obviously there is a big experience gap. And the other thing is all of Brenda's fights have been at 125lb and this fight will be at 135. She's taller than Rin but who isn't. At the press conference, Rin said she has watched Brenda on video and believes Brenda is a strong puncher. But Rin also believes her own ground game is much stronger and that's what she will use to win. I think she expects to have a strength advantage. I agree with her.