Kiyotaka Shimizu vs. Yuki Motoya set for DEEP 64th Impact

A Flyweight battle between current King of Pancrase Kiyotaka Shimizu, and former DEEP Flyweight Champion Yuki Motoya has been announced for December’s DEEP 64th Impact.

The fight will take place at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan.

CB Impact’s Motoya started his Mixed Martial Arts career back in 2010 and has since then amassed an 8-4 record, with his debut being the only fight not under the DEEP banner.

After blasting his way through opponents, Motoya would become the first ever DEEP Flyweight Champion at Nagoya Impact 2012 winning in impressive fashion.

Yuki’s first title defense saw him face off against Tatsumitsu Wada earlier this year at DEEP 63rd Impact. The pair were involved in a tough back & forth battle for three rounds that would eventually see Motoya lose his Flyweight crown via Majority Decision.

Prior to the fight he was on a 5-fight win streak with three of those his wins coming by way of stoppage.

His opponent Shimizu’s last bout was an instant classic, as he went three rounds in a toe-to-toe slugfest with hard hitting Kentaro Watanabe. The 29-year-old who trains out of SK Absolute would go onto lose the fight via Split Decision at Shooto: 3rd Round 2013.

Shimizu made his pro debut back in 2008, and has since then has built a 13-8-3 record.

He was the former Flyweight King of Pancrase winning the title back in 2010 defeating Mitsuhisa Sunabe in the first bout of their trilogy.

But after winning the prestigious title, Pancrase restructured their weight classes in 2011. Shimizu would then be crowned the Super Flyweight King of Pancrase. Kiyotaka has defended his title a total of five times.

We will also see the 2013 Future King crowned in a one day event.

Stay tuned to FSA.

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