10/23 DEEP 38 Impact - AWESOME Fights Added

Tuesday 7 October 2008

DEEP have added 4 fights to their event on October 23. There is a lot to be excited about here, but for me (as a Norwegian), I look forward to seeing Simeon Thoresen.

He is a great talent and now making a move into the Japanese Market. This is a huge opportunity and I cant wait to see him fight here. Thoresen has 9 fights, finishing all within the distance and only 3 have gone to the 2nd round. Eiji Ishikawa should be his biggest test by far, Ishikawa is a very experienced fighter with fights against opponents such as Ryo Chonan, Ryuta Sakurai, Satoru Kitaoka, Hidetaka Monma and Hector Lombard. My tip is still for Thoresen to finish this, but it should be a good fight. I wrote about Thoresen as a future prospect here, you can also see a highlight video.

Ok, so now that its mentioned… They have also added a main event. Katsuyori Shibata will take on Yasuhito Namekawa. This is something that should draw the crowd. Just a speculation from my side, but I have been expecting more cooperation between DEEP and DREAM, I think that is what we are seeing with this card.

Main event:
Katsuyori Shibata 2-5-0 vs. 24-16-3 Yasuhito Namekawa

Ryan Bow 17-8-2 vs. 5-1-0 Koichiro Matsumoto
Simeon Thoresen 9-0-0 vs. 16-14-3 Eiji Ishikawa
Yusuke Kawaguchi 7-0-0 vs. Seryu (星龍)

Previously announced:
Toshikazu Iseno "ISE" 5-4-2 vs. 5-4-5 Masayuki Okude
Sojiro Orui 5-2-4 vs. 17-14-4 Ryuta Sakurai
Daiki Hata "DJ Taiki" 8-5-3 vs. 15-7-2 Naoya Uematsu
Masanori Kanehara 10-4-5 vs. 6-3-1 Takafumi Otsuka
Satoko Shinashi 28-2-2 vs. 4-13-0 Yukiko Seki
Seigo Mizuguchi 3-3-0 vs. 2-1-0 Shunji Kosaka

Riki Fukuda 11-4-0


Anonymous,  7 October 2008 at 18:31  

Awesome news about Simeon

He really deserves a shot in Japan

Borre 7 October 2008 at 23:05  

The card is has really improved with the fights added today. I am really looking forward to seeing Simeon live, but the Shibata fight will pull the Japanese crowd as well.

This should be a very good event, I cant wait!

Anonymous,  8 October 2008 at 14:44  

Simeon al the way. He`s sub is world class and his striking is really strong to.

Anonymous,  14 October 2008 at 17:39  

Great card. Looking forward to this. Quick question who's "Seryu" is he new to mma?

Anonymous,  14 October 2008 at 17:40  

Great card. Looking forward to this. Quick question who's "Seryu" is he new to mma?

Borre 15 October 2008 at 15:51  

Seryu... Not much I can say about him actually. He is from Mongolia, I have a feeling he has been involved in Sumo, and I think he is friends with one of the current Yokozuna's (Asashoryu).

Really dont know what to expect though, will be interesting.

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