Sunday, 28 February 2010
DEEP 46 is underway in Korakuen Hall, and as usual I am following the blows on Sherdog's chat.
There has been a few big upsets already. A very good card, and I thought some of the fights would go the distance. So far though, all early finishes.
As usual, there are some announcements in the ring. Bernard Ackah, Yuya Shirai, Katsunori Kikuno, Ryo Chonan, and Miku Matsumoto enteres.
Bernar Ackah was suppose to be in the LHW tournament, but broke his hand. He now would like to fight on the April card, and I am guessing he would be a reserve fight for the tournament there.
Miku Matsumoto is confirming rumors that she will be retiring, announceing that she would like to have an exhibition fight before that. Very sad, as she is one of the top female fighters out there.
13. Feather: Takafumi Otsuka Def. Takeshi Yamazaki by Decision 3-0
12. Middle: Riki Fukuda Def. Hiromitsu Kanehara by Decision 3-0
DEEP Lightheavyweight Tournament Opening Round:
11. Ryuta Noji Def. Katsuhisa Fujii by TKO Round 1 3:18
*Fujii announces his retirement after this fight.
10. Shunsuke Inoue Def. Minoru Kato by Decision 5-0
9. Christian “Tonton” M’Pumbu Def. Yuji Sakuragi by TKO Round 1 2:29
8. Yoshiyuki Nakanishi Def. Tomoaki Hata by armlock Round 1 430
7. Feather: Yoshihiro "Barbaro44" Tomioka Def. Toshiaki Kitada by Decision 2-0
6. Welter: Taisuke Okuno Def. Hidehiko Hasegawa by TKO Round 1 4:09
5. Welter: Shigetoshi Iwase Def. Eiji Ishikawa by anaconda choke Round 1 2:07
4. Bantam: Isao Terada Def. Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura by KO Round 1 1:11
3. Bantam: Yoshiki Harada Def. Takashige "Crazy Hill" Hirukawa by TKO Round 1 2:33
2. Welter: Yuta Watanabe Def. Yasushi Kitazaki by Decision 3-0
1. 63kg: Hiroyuki Kobayashi Def. Takahiro Masuda by TKO Round 1 3:15
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