6/30 DEEP Impact 42 - Fights Announced

Wednesday 20 May 2009

DEEP have announced a few fights for their DEEP 42 card. The event will take place in Korakuen Hall on Tuesday June 30. The main event should be the DEEP Middleweight title fight between challenger Riki Fukuda and last year's tournament winner Yuichi Nakanishi, this will be a repeat of the final.

But there are more interesing fights on this card.

2 true veterans of the Japanese MMA scene will face off. Ryuta Sakurai will take on Hiromitsu Kanehara, and between them they have almost 30 years experience. Kanehara's career has been on a slump over the last few years, since 2002 he has only won 2 fights. However, he got a win in his DEEP debut in April and will be looking to build on that. Sakurai on the other hand has had some ok years, but he tends to loose to top fighters like Ryo Chonan and Riki Fukuda. It will be a very interesting battle between the veterans.

A lot of fans will also be excited to see Bernard Ackah on this card. He is returning to the MMA ring after getting a strong win in the ShootBoxing ring in April. He is taking on the experinced Korean Young Choi, Choi has had a mixed start to his DEEP career, with 1-2 record so far.

The undefeated Kazuhisa Tazawa will take on a Korean fighter, and I am not sure of the name, I think it is Jae Young Kim. I believe he is also scheduled to fight on the Art of War card on May 23.

Also look for the talented Hiryu Okamoto, there are lots of good fighters coming from the Mach Dojo and he is one of them. This time he is taking on the veteran Tomoya Miyashita.

Ryuta Sakurai 18-15-4 vs. 17-22-1 Hiromitsu Kanehara
Bernard Ackah 2-2-0 vs. 10-5-1 Young Choi
Kazuhisa Tazawa 4-0-1 vs. Jae Young Kim (?) 金親尊氏
Hiroko 2-0-1 vs. 5-8-2 Kenji Nagai
Tomoya Miyashita 10-5-5 vs. 3-1-1 Hiryu Okamoto
Ryota Uozomi 3-1-0 vs. Pat Uncangco

Previously Announced:
DEEP Middleweight Title Fight:

Yuichi Nakanishi 9-8-3 vs. 14-4-0 Riki Fukuda


Unknown 25 June 2009 at 04:10  

I would like to clarify something for you...
The fighter who is going up against Ryota Uozomi
the correct spelling of his name is:
Pat Uncangco... if you want to know more about his fight record he is 3-0-0. Please update your information, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You
His Wife*

Borre 26 June 2009 at 13:12  

Thanks for the correction!!! I have changed the name.

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