8/17 DEEP 37 - Imanari Fighting for Bantamweight Title

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Imanari lost his Featherweight title to Mishima in his last fight. Now he is moving down to Bantamweight to fight Umemura for this title. Riki Fukuda is also returning in what looks like a very good event. The event is being held in Korakuen Hall.

Announced:
DEEP Bantamweight Title-Fight:
Masakazu Imanari 14-6-1 vs. 11-7-3 Hiroshi Umemura

Riki Fukuda 10-4-0 vs. 3-1-0 Hiroki Ozaki
Yasushi Kitazaki 8-4-1 vs. Yusaki Tsukumo
LUIZ 7-6-2 vs. 1-3-2 Shinobu Miura
Daiki Hata (D.J. Taiki) 8-5-2 vs. 3-5-2 Kim Jong Man
Ryuta Sakurai 16-14-4 vs. 5-2-4 Sojiro Orui
Eiji Ishikawa 15-15-2 vs. 24-27-10 Kousei Kobuta

Previously Announced:
DEEP Female Lightweight Title Fight:
Miku Matsumoto (Title-holder) 17-4-0 vs. 8-8-4 Misaki Takimoto

Yoshihiro Tomioka "Barbaro44" 12-5-4 vs. 7-1-1 Katsunori Kikuno

Participating:
Yasuhito Namekawa 23-16-3
Koichiro Matsumoto 4-1-0
Hama (Russian fighter, I don’t know who this is)

Ticket Prices:
VIP 15,000円
SRS 12,000円
A 8,000円
B 6,000円
C 5,000円
At the door +500円

2 comments:

Michael 26 July 2008 at 13:24  

Thats great news! I love Imanari's style but always thought he would be better at a lighter weight class (vs. Aurelio at 155 comes to mind). War Ashikan Judan!

JapanMMA 26 July 2008 at 13:27  

Yeah, this fight is at 62kg. Should suit him better. It is interesting that DEEP is adding the Bantamweight belt as well.

This should be a very good event!

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