Full Results: DEEP Cage Impact 2013

The Korakuen Hall held host to DEEP Cage Impact 2013 earlier today in Tokyo, Japan.

With thirteen fights, and ten of those coming by way of stoppage. It proved to be an exciting card that had fans clamoring for more.

We said farewell to Katsuya Toida with his Retirement Ceremony against Masakazu Imanari. The fight had some fun grappling exchanges before Imanari locked up a signature heel hook in the first round. Afterwards Toida gave an emotional speech in the cage.

Main Event: Doo Ho Choi vs. Shoji Maruyama

The Korean prospect met Shoji in the center of the cage where the action picked up immediately, with both fighters wanting to make a statement. Maruyama staggered Choi with a hard shot, but “The Korean Superboy” recovered. They went toe to toe looking for the finish. Choi looked to be getting the better as the round ended.

The fight picked up where we left off. Shoji being the aggressor, with Choi finding his range. Maruyama again rocks “The Korean Superboy”early on. Choi recovered and got the takedown, but Shoji wound up on top shaking off a submission attempt by Choi. Standing above his opponents open guard, Choi landed an upkick that would drop Maruyama. Shoji would dig deep and get back to his feet, but the damage was already done and Choi dropped him again. Referee Yuji Shimada had seen enough, and stepped in. Amazing fight that didn’t disappoint.

Result: Doo Ho Choi def. Shoji Maruyama by TKO in Round 2

Ryuta Sakurai vs. Yuji Sakuragi

Sakurai came forward looking to close the distance, with Yuji landing some shots. Ryuta looks for the takedown, but can’t get it. He puts Sakuragi up against the cage, and starts throwing uppercuts from the clinch followed by some knees. Yuji breaks away to establish his range when Ryuta clips him with a shot that staggers the striker back against the cage where “Mr DEEP” follows up with the finish.

Result: Ryuta Sakurai def. Yuji Sakuragi by TKO in Round 1

Katsunori Kikuno vs. Jutaro Nakao

Kikuno stays patient picking his shots before rushing in with a flurry, but Jutaro comes away unscathed. Kikuno goes back to picking his shots when Nakao charges in, and Katsunori catches him with a counter left hook knocking the veteran out.

Result: Katsunori Kikuno def. Jutaro Nakao by KO in Round 1

Kazunori Yokota vs. Kim Wun Gyeom

The fight begins with Kim getting his strikes off first, and catching Yokota’s kick. Pinning Kazunori against the cage looking for the takedown, but it’s Yokota who secures one to land in side control. Some fun grappling exchanges before the champion sets up an inverted triangle, that would see him lock up a nasty Keylock causing the grappler (Kim) to tap.

Result: Kazunori Yokota def. Kim Wun Gyeom by Submission (Keylock) in Round 1

Jong Wang Kim vs. Seigo Mizuguchi 

Jong tags Seigo in the opening seconds of the fight staggering the fan favorite. Both fighters swinging for the fences until Kim lands a punch that sends Mizuguchi to the canvas, Jong is relentless and gets the stoppage.

Result: Jong Wang Kim def. Seigo Mizuguchi by TKO in Round 1

Shunsuke Inoue vs. Atsushi Yamada 

Inoue comes out early throwing hard shots until he secures a takedown. He looks to stop this one early, but Yamada gets back to his feet. Shunsuke lands another takedown, this time he stays heavy on top stifling Atsushi. Inoue stays in side control landing short elbows. Shunsuke lets Yamada up with seconds left in the round.

Inoue comes out the aggressor again, this time landing a hard shot that drops Atsushi and hands him his third loss in a row.

Result: Shunsuke Inoue def. Atsushi Yamada by TKO in Round 2

Yuki Okano vs. Yoshitomo Watanabe

Okano opens up with a few jabs before tying Watanabe up against the cage. Yoshitomo gets his underhooks and reverses the tables on Yuki. Back and forth they go until Okano gets the takedown, Watanabe immediately scrambles to his feet. Both fighters trade shots, but nothing lands significantly as the round ends.

The second round begins with Okano pushing the pace and catching Watanabe with a counter left hook, from there Yuki followed up with strikes dropping his opponent to earn a TKO victory.

Result: Yuki Okano def. Yoshitomo Watanabe by TKO in Round 2

Koichi Ishizuka vs. Yoshiki Harada

It was announced that the bout would be a “Bounty Match” where both fighters had 30 seconds to finish the fight, if successful they would earn a 300,000 Yen bonus.

Both fighters came out hungry looking for that cheque, but the time limit soon passed. Harada lands a hard shot followed by a flurry dropping his foe. Koichi dives for a leg, but doesn’t get it. He gets back to his feet and pushes Yoshiki up against the cage diving down for a takedown, scrambling ensues. Harada jumps for a Guillotine Choke, but can’t finish it. Ishizuka now on top throwing some GnP. Yoshiki gives up his back, and Koichi capitalizes sinking in a tight Rear-Naked Choke.

Result: Koichi Ishizuka def. Yoshiki Harada by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 1

Sanshiro Nakakura vs. Takahiro Kawanaka

From the opening bell Kawanaka found his range using his jab to pretty much land at will, causing Nakakura to stumble back. Sanshiro was getting picked apart on the feet before out of nowhere he lands a right hook to drop Takahiro, he follows up but Kawanaka gets back to his feet. From there he gets dropped by the right hook again. This time Sanshiro pounces finding his way to full mount. Takahiro gives up his back, and Nakakura locks up a Rear-Naked Choke.

Result: Sanshiro Nakakura def. Takahiro Kawanaka by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 1

Harushige Shinokawa vs. Roy

Debuting Roy came out fast looking to make an impact, but Shinokawa showed his experience staying calm before tying Roy up to drag him to the ground. It was apparent right away “Cabbage” had the stronger ground game, and was always one step ahead. As the round went on Roy started throwing up submissions, but nothing to cause concern. The round ended with Shinokawa improving his position on top.

This time it was “Cabbage” who came out aggressive in the second. Both men tied up against the cage until Roy got his underhooks to secure a trip, Harushige countered to land on top. Roy is being a bit more active off his back this round, but doesn’t have the grappling chops (yet) to submit Shinokawa. The fight ends with “Cabbage” in top position.

Result: Harushige Shinokawa def. Roy by Unanimous Decision

Big Body vs. Ryo Sakai 

The first minute saw a feeling out process before Sakai charged forward with reckless abandonment causing the wrestler (Big Body) to secure a takedown. On top Big Body stayed heavy throwing some GnP, but Ryo fights his way back to his feet. He looks to chase his opponent down, but gets dumped on his back. The rest of the round was much of the same with Sakai getting taken down, to then work his way back to his feet.

Round two was pretty much a mirror image of the first five minutes, with Big Body getting the takedown at will. Ryo seems to be getting out muscled by the masked fighter. The rest of the fight saw Big Body move back and forth between side control and half guard. Easy win for the wrestler.

Result: Big Body def. Ryo Sakai by Unanimous Decision


DEEP, 6/15/13
“Cage Impact 2013″
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

Doo Ho Choi def. Shoji Maruyama by TKO in Round 2 at 2:33

Ryuta Sakurai def. Yuji Sakuragi by TKO in Round 1 at 1:04

Katsunori Kikuno def. Jutaro Nakao by KO in Round 1 at 1:07

Kazunori Yokota def. Kim Wun Gyeom by Submission (Keylock) in Round 1 at 4:02

Jong Wang Kim def. Seigo Mizuguchi by TKO in Round 1 at 0:37

Shunsuke Inoue def. Atsushi Yamada by TKO in Round 2 at 0:16

Yuki Okano def. Yoshitomo Watanabe by TKO in Round 2 at 0:26

Koichi Ishizuka def. Yoshiki Harada by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 1 at 3:54

Sanshiro Nakakura def. Takahiro Kawanaka by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 1 at 3:32

Harushige Shinokawa def. Roy Unanimous Decision

Big Body def. Ryo Sakai by Unanimous Decision

Hayato Suzuki def. Kota Ishibashi  by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round 2 at 0:44

Yusaku Fujisawa def. Tatsuya Tomozane by Split Decision



Categories: Asian MMA, DEEP, Japan, MMA, Results


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