DEEP promotes so many different type of fight shows and itsactually quite difficult to keep a track of all of them.
They got "number series" shows, which is their biggest show, andthese usually takes place at Korakuen Hall, and once a year at JCB Hall.
And there are clubDEEP that takes place at live houses and clubs. Then thereare DEEP CAGE IMPACT and DEEP KICK which are, obviously, cage MMA show and kickboxing show. Also there is "city series" shows. DEEP Hamamatsu, DEEPOsaka, DEEP Toyama, DEEP Kyoto..... these are the show DEEP promotes at themedium size cities across Japan, and we can assume this upcoming DEEP Tokyo isone of these "city series" shows.
The show takes place at Differ Ariake, a regular venue for the DEEP CAGE shows.It's not at the Shinjuku FACE, like the clubDEEP, and this will be held in thering so this is different from DEEP CAGE IMPACT show.
In this upcoming DEEP Tokyo at Differ Ariake, Masanori Kanehara, a former SRCfeatherweight champ that made the move down to 135 lbs, will take on Tony Reyesfrom team Spike 22.Usually at these "city series" shows most fightsare between up and comers or those fighters that is win or two away from makingto the "number series" show. Therefore, we can assume this fight willbe one the big cards in this show. Since the current featherweight championKazunori Yokota is also confirmed to fight in this show, the headliner spot,probably, is going to the Yokota's fight.
However, Kanehara is a big name in the Japanese MMA, so a win should bump him upto the "number series" shows immediately although Reyes is currentlyon a three-fight losing streak.
DEEP TOKYO IMPACT 2012 in DIFFER ARIAKE
Saturday, July 21st, 2012
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open - 17:30 / Fight Starts - 17:45
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
Masanori Kanehara (Japan / ParaestraHachiouji) vs Tony Reyes (USA /Spike 22)
Chokugeki Gamon (Japan / PUREBREDOmiya) vs Toshinori Kakihara (Japan/ GRABAKA）
Kenjiro Takahashi (Japan / MachDojo) vs Ryosuke Togashi (Japan/ ALLIANCE)
Yasufumi Suzaki (Japan / GRABAKA) vsKoichi Ishizuka (Japan / BrightnessMonma Dojo)
Yuta Takemoto (Japan / Laughter7) vsNobuhiro Irei (Japan / Mach Dojo)
Yudai Aoyama (Japan / ALLIANCE) vs Takahiro Ashida (Japan / BRAVE)
VIP 10,000 yen / SRS - 8,000 yen / General Admission - 6,000 yen
*500 yen more at the door.
Reportby Shu Hirata