4/29 DEEP M-1 Challenge Japan

Thursday, 2 April 2009

The M-1 Challenge has gained in popularity, and last year's event in Korakuen Hall was very good. This year the event is being held in Differ Ariake, and it looks like it should be a very good event.

The Japanese team is taking on the UK, and it should be a very competitive battle. The stars on the Japanese team are Hidehiko Hasegawa, Riki Fukuda and Yusuke Kawaguchi.

I have had some problems finding the fight record for some of these fighters, but there are some very good talents in here. There will also be some superfights and opening fights at this event. But just with the M-1 challenge fights there are 15 fights, this should be very good value ticket.

Japan vs UK
70kg: Luiz Andrada 8-6-3 vs. 6-7-0 Ian "M-16" Butlin
76kg: Hidehiko Hasegawa 16-11-5 vs. 6-2-0 Simon Phillips
84kg: Riki Fukuda 13-4-0 vs. 10-7-0 Matt Thorpe
92kg: Tatsuya Mizuno 5-4-0 vs. 7-6-0 Tom Blackledge
Over 92kg: Yusuke Kawaguchi 8-0-0 vs. 8-4-1 Rob Broughton

USA Team West vs Korea
70kg: David Jansen 9-0-0 vs. 8-1-0 Nam Yuichul
76kg: Fabio Negao 8-4-0 vs. 7-3-0 Myeon Ho Bae
84kg: Giva Santana 11-1-0 vs. 4-7-0 Min Suk Heo
92kg: Raphael Davis 5-1-0 vs 12-6-0 Jae Young Kim
Over 92kg: Shane Del Rosario 5-0-0 vs. 11-6-0 Lee Sang Soo

France vs Spain
70kg: Maktar Gueye 4-3-0 vs. 3-2-0 Jose Luiz Zapater Aguirre
76kg: Farouk Lakebir 2-3-0 vs. 8-1-0 Jose Beltran
84kg: Christophe Daffreville 2-3-0 vs. Rayco Zebenzui Romero Silva
92kg: Christian M'Pumbu 11-2-1 vs. 2-0-0 Enoc Solves
Soufian Elgarne vs. 5-1-0 Rogent Lloret

3 comments:

Caroline 10 April 2009 at 14:31  

Hey!

I am in japan this month and would love to see the M-1 Challenge. Do you know how i could get tickets?
Would be really happy if you couldhelp me out!

And do you know any shops in Kyoto, Osaka or Tokyo that sells like t shirts with mma brands or people? Want to bring home thing for my friends!

Best regards Jacob

Borre 11 April 2009 at 10:06  

Hi Jacob,

The best way to get tickets is to go to Korakuen hall, its on the 5th floor. Go during the day and take a right out the elevators. They speak english there too. This option will close a few days before the event.

On the day, they will start selling the tickets at Differ Ariake a few hours (normally 1-2) before the doors open.

I recomend getting shirts etc at the events, fighter specific shirts are hard to get otherwise (you might need to go to the gyms, even then they might not have them), you could order from some gyms online.

For shops, I like the Isami shops, they have a good selection.

http://www.isami.co.jp/shop.asp

Caroline 13 April 2009 at 04:16  

Thanks for your answer. I went to the Isami shop in Osaka yesterday and it was good. When I get back to Tokyo I will go to Korakuen Hall and hopefully buy tickets for the m-1 Challenge.

Thanks again!

Jacob

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