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.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Opponent named for Syuri's July 24 PANCRASE match
A couple of weeks ago, PANCRASE announced that pro wrestler Syuri will fight on the July 24 Differ Ariake show. Today they announced her opponent. This show will air on UFC Fight Pass. Syuri won her MMA debut over Kanna Asakura last month. One clarification about Syuri's training. When PANCRASE announced Syuri's signing, they said she would train with Ayaka Hamasaki at AACC. Though she may have trained there, she now trains at the Japanese branch of the Dutch owned Vos Gym. They are best known for former K-1 champ Ernesto Hoost. Syuri's opponent is 19 year old Brazilian Nicolle Caliari. Nicolle is from the famed fighting city of Curitiba which was the location of last Saturday's UFC show and of course the home town of Cris Cyborg. Nicolle trains at Thai Brasil. It looks like she is the first fighter from that gym to fight outside Brazil. Nicolle won her only fight in December. So obviously she is inexperienced. Who knows if she's any good? Fortunately, as you can see by the accompanying picture, she's hot. This was the pic that PANCRASE sent to the Japanese media though eFight also posted a bikini pic. Well, that will satisfy the dirty old men who are already excited about the return of Rin Nakai. PANCRASE posted on their website that this fight is scheduled for three five minute rounds. Hopefully this will give us a clearer picture of Syuri's MMA skills.