A press conference was held on October 31st announcing that the reigning WW King of Pancrase Takenori Sato, will be participating in Glory World Series’ “Glory 4″ December 2nd 2012!
Takenori Sato is a member of Sakuraba’s gym, Laughter7. Sato has had a great run thus far in his home organization of Pancrase. He won the WW belt on February 6th of 2011 and has defended his title 3 times since then. Sato’s opponent has not been officially announced but BJPenn.com posted an interview with “New York Bad Ass” Phil Baroni, who made some remarks regarding a future match with Sato. An official statement should be announced shortly.