Kondo, Pancrase's interim middleweight champ, defeated Ryuji Ohari via TKO at 2:28 of the second round.
Kondo joins Kazuhiro Nakamura, Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos, Jorge Santiago, Siyar Bahadurzada and Yuki Sasaki on the first round of the tournament taking place Sept. 28 at the National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo. There are two more open spots left.
Pancrase Shining Tour
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
1. Isao Hirose def. Takuya Eizumi via unanimous decision
2. Hirotoshi Saito def. Yasutomo Tanaka via unanimous decision
3. Steve Magdaleno def. Hiroki "AB" Aoki via TKO - R1
4. Maximo Blanco and Yuki Yashima went to a no contest
5. Masahiro Toryu def. Tomoyoshi Iwamiya via majority decision
6. Yuichi Ikari def. Eriya Matsuda via TKO - R2
7. Seiya Kawahara def. Kentaro Imaizumi via TKO - R1
8. Kenji Arai def. Manabu Inoue via unanimous decision
9. Yuki Kondo def. Ryuji Ohori via TKO - R2