After a short one-fight stint in the UFC, Yoshinori Horie will return to his home promotion of Pancrase to face Yojiro Uchimura on February 16th.
GONG Kakutogi broke the news on Wednesday that the featherweight will be featured on Pancrase 312, the first show of the year from the promotion.
Horie’s UFC debut was unsuccessful, losing in the third round via head kick from Hakeem Dawodu at UFC 240.
Making his pro MMA debut in Pancrase, Horie had a powerful 8-1 run before getting called up to the UFC.
Uchimura’s upcoming fight is a return to the promotion is his own sense, as he lost a kickboxing bout on the ONE Japan Series back in September. Uchimura’s record within Pancrase is 6-5-1.
Pancrase’s final event of 2019 takes place on December 8th, with Emi Fujino and Jang Hyun Ji headlining the card in a five round fight.