Ottawa-based Hybrid Pro Series Showcases Top Emerging MMA Fighters from Japan

April 7, 2015


Ottawa-based Hybrid Pro Series Showcases Top Emerging MMA Fighters from Japan

Ottawa/Gatineau -Tuesday, April 7: Hybrid Pro Series will play host to 4 up-and-coming fighters from Japan. The promotion is collaborating with Super Channel television series, The Fight Xchange.
In its first season The Fight Xchange traveled to Brazil, following 3 Canadian fighters and 3 Brazilian fighters. Now in its second season, The Fight Xchange chronicles 8 emerging MMA fighters – 4 Canadians and 4 Japanese.
Returning from Japan, 3 out of the 4 Canadians won their bouts in Pancrase. The Japanese fighters are now set to fight in Canada. While in Canada, they’ll be training at Adrenaline MMA with the likes of Sam Stout (UFC) and Mark Hominick (UFC veteran).
Three fighters from The Fight Xchange Season 1 have since made their debut in the UFC.
“Fans are going to see world class fighters from one of the best gyms in Japan,” says Executive Producer and Fight Xchange Creator, Aaron Avruskin. “They’re looking to showcase their warrior spirit.”
Pancrase is internationally known, with a long tradition as one of the best MMA promotions in Japan. Hybrid Pro Series will be the Canadian promotion counterpart in this season of The Fight Xchange.
“We’re working with two great promotions across the world,” says Avruskin. “I’m very happy to be working with Hybrid.”
This Hybrid Pro event is slated for Saturday, May 2nd at Palais Des Congrès de Gatineau. For tickets and the full fight card visit

The Japanese Fighters

Hideto “Tequila” Tatsumi (185lbs vs James Kouame 3-3)

– One of the top Judokas in all of Japan

– Very strong

– Highlight reel takedowns

Yuki Suzuki (170lbs vs Peter Grajcar 1-0)

– Undefeated

– High energy

– Unrelenting
Koyomi Matsushima (155lbs vs Dan Larivière 4-2)

– 9-0-0 Amateur record

– All collegiate Japanese wrestling team

– Won his Pro fight debut by TKO
4th Bout TBA More information to be released



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