Satoru Kitaoka, Kazunori Yokota and Yoshiyuki Nakanishi to defend titles at DEEP 66: Impact

It was announced during this past weekends “DEEP JEWELS 3” that a date had now been set for the upcoming DEEP 66: Impact show.

The card is scheduled to take place April 29th at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. And by the looks of it, DEEP are going all out to put on an incredible event.

Fan favorite Masanori Kanehara (23-10-5) returns to the four corners of DEEP, as well as Hidetaka Monma (18-10-4) who at 40-years of age is still going strong and Mizuto Hirota (14-7-1) steps back into the ring two years on following a run in the UFC.

But the big announcement of the day was that five titles will be put on the line – Light Heavyweight, Welterweight, Lightweight, Featherweight and Bantamweight.

*As of now there is no word on whether or not the event will be available to purchase on iPPV. But be sure to stick with Fight Sport Asia, as we keep you up to date on all the latest news coming out of Asia.

DEEP 65: Impact takes place later next month at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan. Headlining the event sees an Openweight contest between Ken Hasegawa (7-0-1) and current Middleweight Champion Kazuhiro Nakamura (20-11) as they battle for the Megaton title.

Also on the March 22nd card is an intriguing match-up in the Flyweight division, as fan favorite Masakazu Imanari (27-11-2) makes his 125-lb debut. Young prospect Yuki Motoya (9-4) looks to get back on track to regain his Flyweight crown and welcome “Ashikan Judan” to the weight class.

DEEP, 4/29/14
“DEEP 66: Impact”
Korakuen Hall
Tokyo, Japan

DEEP Light Heavyweight title
Yoshiyuki Nakanishi vs. Shunsuke Inoue

Vacant: DEEP Welterweight title
Yuta Watanabe vs. Taisuke Okuno

DEEP Lightweight title
Satoru Kitaoka vs. Naoto Miyazaki

DEEP Featherweight title
Kazunori Yokota vs. Katsunori Tsuda

Vacant: DEEP Bantamweight title
Takafumi Otsuka vs. Kenji Osawa

Featherweight Bout
Masanori Kanehara vs. Toshiaki Kitada

Flyweight Bout
Sota Kojima vs. Kota Ishibashi

Featherweight Bout
Mizuto Hirota vs. TBA

Lightweight Bout
Hidetaka Monma vs. TBA

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Photo credit: Yoshinori Ihara
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