DEEP CAGE IMPACT 2017 – 05/13/2017: Two Monglians Added to Face Okano and Abe, and More
DEEP announced additional fights for the upcoming DEEP CAGE IMPACT 2017 scheduled to be held at Differ Ariake on May 13th.
Tsuogookhuu Amarsanaa and Baataryn Azjavkhlan, two fighters from Mongolia are confirmed.
Amarsanaa is a 26-year old that has finished all of his three past opponents with strikes including the Strikeforce / DREAM veteran Daisuke Nakamura.
He is going to face Yuki Okano from Mach Dojo in the lightweight bout.
Okano is a solid veteran that went 4-2 in last two years. Those two losses were against DEEP lightweight champion Satoru Kitaoka and, Kota Shimoishi, who just wont Road FC Japan trial tournament, so he can be considered as one of one of top lightweight guys in DEEP.
Azjavkhlan is fighting Michito Abe in the bantamweight bout.
Azjavkhlan was an elite freestyle wrestler in his home country that placed third in the Asian Wrestling Championships.
Abe is a veteran with 21 pro MMA fights yet this is going to be Mongolian’s fourth pro MMA fight. But Azjavkhlan is a proven MMA talent who fought DEEP bantamweight champ Takafumi Otsuka in his second pro fight.
Also, Zilong Zhao from Korea who KO’d Ikuhisa Minowa (a.k.a. Minowa-man) in less than 90 seconds, is making his first DEEP appearance. He is going to take on DREAM / ONE veteran Tatsuya Mizuno.
DEEP CAGE IMPACT 2017
Saturday, May 13th, 2017
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – 14:30
Fight Starts – 15:00
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
DEEP Bantamweight Title Bout 5 min / 3R
Takafumi Otsuka (Japan / T GRIP TOKYO) vs Koichi Ishizuka (Japan / Independent)
Strawweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Haruo Ochi (Japan / Paraestra Ehime) vs “Rambo” Kosuke (Japan / Paraestra Chiba)
Takahiro Ashida (Japan / BRAvE) vs “Aurora” Yuki (Japan / KIBA Martial Arts Club)
Makoto Kamaya (Japan / Honey Trap) vs Daisuke Endo (Japan / IGGY HAND’S GYM)
Masahiro Oishi (Japan / Independent) vs Chiaki Wakana (Japan / Ranger Gym)
Naoto Ayuta (Japan / CAVE) vs Satoshi-S DATE (Japan / Team DATE)
Yasutaka Ishigami (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai Tokyo Dojo) vs Makoto Takahashi (Japan / Paraestra Matsudo)
Yuki Okano (Japan / Mach Dojo) vs Tsuogookhuu Amarsanaa (Mongolia / CORE Mongolia)
Michito Abe (Japan / Independent) vs Baataryn Azjavkhlan (Mongolia / CORE Mongolia)
Tatsuya Mizuno (Japan / Independent) vs Zilong Zhao (Korea / BLACK BEAR CAMP)
report by Shu Hirata
photo courtesy of Bout Review (www.boutreview.com)