Sherdog is reporting that PRIDE veteran Milton Vieira has been forced to pull out of his scheduled main event bout with Satoru Kitaoka at Pancrase’s Rising Tour event on September 5th. Vieira apparently removed himself from the card after learning that his visa application that would allow him to travel to Japan had been denied.
Sources close to Vieira have stated that Pancrase most likely would like an international fighter from a country other than Japan to take on Kitaoka. Some of the leading canidates are said to be PRIDE veteran David Baron, Matias Awad, Mario Stapel,and Daniel Weichel.
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