DEEP 73 – 10/17/2015: Motoya Defends Flyweight Title – Full Results

DEEP flyweight champion Yuki Motoya (top) dominated Sota Kojima in DEEP 73. He is now on a seven-fight win streak

DEEP flyweight champion Yuki Motoya (top) dominated Sota Kojima in DEEP 73. He is now on a seven-fight win streakYuki Motoya dominated Sota Kojima to defend his DEEP flyweight title, and Nobuyuki Sakakibara from RIZIN, who was at the show, told the reporters after this fight, "I would like to see Motoya (in RIZIN). He is definitely a world class talent and I believe he is in a level where he can also compete well in UFC too."

Motoya controlled this fight from the very beginning. He landed bunch of kicks to Kojima's legs. In the second round, after landing more than few significant strikes, Motoya took Kojima down. From the half-mount, Motoya landed couple of punches then moved to the mount position and eventually got on Kojima's back.

In the final round, Motoya took the back again tried to snap on a rear naked choke. Kojima defended this so Motoya quickly went for an armbar. This was not locked in deep and ended up allowing Kojima to stand back up. But that was about it. Motoya kept on pushing the pace till the end of the fight and all five judges scored Motoya as the winner.

After the fight, in the ring, Motoya sent a message to Sakakibara, "I tried to score KO or ippon to impress you but ended up being fruitless. Kojima was strong. If possible please get me a fight in RIZIN on New Year's Eve. I am going to put up a better fight."

Sakakibara replied through the reporters, "I definitely would like to get him a fight on New Year's Eve. There are so many promotions in overseas so I would like to match him against top fighters from outside Japan."

DEEP 73
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
At Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Complete Results:

The Main Event – DEEP Flyweight Title Bout 5 min / 3R
Yuki Motoya (Japan / CM IMPACT) vs Sota Kojima (Japan / Yoshida Dojo)
Winner: 3R Yuki Motoya by Decision (5-0)

Co-Main – DEEP Mega-tonweight Title Bout 5 min / 3R
Singh "HEAT" Jaideep (India / Freelance) vs Carlos Toyota (Brazil / Hard Combat)
Winner: 2R 5'00" Singh "HEAT" Jaideep by TKO (towel thrown)

9th Match – Middleweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Tatsuya Mizuno (Japan / Freelance) vs Jun-Hee Moon (Korea / Team Mask Man – CMA Korea)
Winner: 2R 5'00" Tatsuya Mizuno by TKO (towel thrown)

8th Match – Women's Under 44 Kg Bout 5 min / 2R
Satoko Shinashi (Japan / Freelance) vs Hee Da Choi (Korea / TEAM KYUNGJU SAMBO – CMA KOREA)
Winner: 2R 2'30" Satoko Shinashi by Submission (rear naked choke)

7th Match – Bantamweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Toshiaki Kitada (Japan / Paraestra Chiba) vs Sung Soo Lee (Korea / TEAM FIGHTER – CMA)
Winner: 3R Toshiaki Kitada by Decision (3-0)

6th Match – Lightweight Bout 5 min 2 R
Yoshiyuki "Zenko" Yoshida (Japan / HALEO TOP TEAM) vs Kimihiro Eto (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishu-kai HEARTS)
Winner: 3R 2'19" Yoshiyuki "Zenko" Yoshida by TKO (referee stoppage – g n p)

5th Match – Featherweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Juri Ohara (Japan / KIBA Martial Arts) vs Hirohito Uesako (Japan / Team Cloud)
Winner: 1R 1'57" Hirohito Uesako by TKO (referee stoppage – right straight punch to the chin)

4th Match – Lightweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Ken Hamamura (Japan / Honey Trap) vs Takuya Oyama (Japan / INFIGHT JAPAN)
Winner: 2R Tatsuya Oyama by Decision (0-2)

3rd Match – Welterweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Naoki Samukawa (Japan / Bungeling Bay) vs Nao Yoneda (Japan / D-plus)
Winner: 2R Nao Yoneda by Decision (0-3)

2nd Match – Bantamweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Yuki Takano (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai HEARTS) vs Michito Abe (Japan / Kanjuku)
Winner: 2R 1'53" Michihito Abe by TKO (referee stoppage – left knee to the body followed by g n p)

1st Match – Bantamweight Bout 5 min 2R
Hirotaka Miyakawa (Japan / ALLIANCE – TEAM Yude Tamago) vs Ryo IFK (Japan / Reversal Gym Kawaguchi REDIPS)
Winner: 2R Hirotaka Miyakawa by Decision (3-0)

Opening Match – Flyweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Takuya Maruoka (Japan / INFIGHT JAPAN) vs. Ryudo (Japan / Freelance)
Winner: 1R 3'55" Takuya Maruoka by TKO (towel thrown)

Report by Shu Hirata
Photo courtesy of Bout Review (www.boutreview.com)