DEEP CAGE IMPACT 2015 – 08/29/2015: Yokota vs Takahashi Is The Headliner

DEEP announced the order of the bouts for DEEP CAGE IMPACT scheduled to be held at Differ Ariake this weekend.

The non-title featherweight bout between the champion Kazunori Yokota and Keijiro Takahashi is going to be the headliner of the show.

In addition, two former champions, Tatsumitsu Wada and Masakazu Imanari, are also fighting. Wada vs Jae Hyun So from Korea is the co-main, and Imanari is taking on Moon Hwang Yang from Korea in a featherweight bout.

Also, a lightweight prospect from Osaka, Kota Shimoishi, is going to face a veteran Shigetoshi Iwase. Shimoishi just scored a very impressive dominating win over UFC / Bellator veteran Yoshiyuki "Zenko" Yoshida so one or two more wins should get him into the title contention.

After Yokota vs Takahashi, there is going to be a retirement bout of Hidenobu Koike, followed by DEEP JEWELS 9 show, which features two title bouts. Takayo Hashi takes on Ji Yeon Kim in a 135 lbs title while Invicta FC veteran MIZUKI (a.k.a. Mizuki Inoue) is going to defend her 115 lbs against WSOF veteran Emi Fujino.

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
At Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – 13:30
Fight Starts – 14:00

Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):

11th Match – Hideno Koike Retirement Match Supportedy Bu Saito Clnic
Yuki Sasaki (Japan / GRABAKA) vs Hideonbu Koie (Japan / GRABAKA)

The Main Event – Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Kazunori Yokota (Japan / Freelance) vs Keijiro Takahashi (Japan / Mach Dojo)

Co-Main – Flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Tatsumitsu Wada (Japan / Yoshida Dojo) vs Jae Hyun So (Korea / CMA Korea – somissions jiujitsu)

8th Match – Featherweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Masakazu Imanari (Japan / Team-ROKEN) vs Moon Hwang Yang (Korea / CMA Korea)

7th Match – Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Shigetoshi Iwasa (Japan /  T-BLOOD) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan / BLOWS)

6th Match – Bantamweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Daisuke Endo (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishu-kai IGGY HAND'S GYM) vs Ken Saotome (Japan / R-BLOOD)

5th Match – Lightweight Bout 5 min / 2R
LUIZ (Japan / Zendo-kai) vs Hibiki Tamura (Japan / Paraestra Osaka

4th Match – Lightweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Yasuhiro Kawasaki (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishu-kai HEARTS) vs Kihimiho Eto (Japan / R-BLOOD)

3rd Match – Featherweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Yuki Ohara (Japan / KIBA Martial Arts) vs Suguru Nii (Japan / Mach Dojo)

2nd Match – Flyweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Isamu Odagiri (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishu-kai Tokyo Dojo) vs Tomohiro Adaniya (Japan /Toushin)

1st Match – Lightweight Bout 5 min / 2R
"Bear Killing" Narita (Japan / GRABAKA) vs Yoshihiko Shinzato (Japan / MAKUGAN)

Ticket Prices:
VIP – 15,000 yen
SRS – 10,000 yen
A – 8,000 yen
B – 6,500 yen
General Admission – 5,500 yen
*500 yen more at the door.

Report by Shu Hirata
Poster image courtesy of DEEP FC facebook page –