DEEP, on November 13th and 14th, announced a series of additional cards for the upcoming Korakuen Hall show. The most intriguing match up is a middleweight bout between Yuichi Nakanishi and Yuya Shirai. Shirai is the fighter who suffered a very questionable decision loss to Riki Fukuda in the middleweight tournament semi-final. Fukuda went on to fight in the final and lost to Nakanishi. After the semi-final, DEEP head Shigeru Saeki felt the judges were wrong so he even officially requested an explanation from the judges. So this fight between Nakanishi and Shirai can be consider as "another" final of that middleweight tournament which took place earlier this year.
Seven other cards were announced including three fights between team DEEP and team Keishukai.
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
At Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):
Yuichi Nakanishi (Japan / Freelance) vs. Yuya Shirai (Japan / Team M.A.D.)
DJ.taiki (Japan / Freelance) vs. Naoya Uematsu (Japan / Cross Point)
Nobuhiro Obiya (Japan / Kiguchi Dojo) vs. Barbaro 44 (Japan / Club Barbarian)
Jutaro Nakao (Japan / Freelance) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (Japan / ALLIANCE)
Seigo Inoue (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai GODS) vs. ISE (Japan / PUREBRED Omiya)
Eiji Ishikawa (Japan / GRABAKA) vs. Yusaku Tsukkumo (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai TIGER PLACE)
Yuta Watanabe (Japan / ALLIANCE) vs. Yukiya Naito (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai A-3)
LUIZ (Japan / Zendo-kai) vs. Shinobu Miura (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai TIGER PLACE)
VIP – 15,000 yen / SRS – 10,000 yen / A – 8,000 yen / B – 6,000 yen / C – 5,000 yen
*500 yen more at the door.