DEEP 68 Impact sees Motoya returned his Flyweight belt, and the usual suspects all win

DEEP Flyweight Champ Yuki Motoya
DEEP Flyweight Champ Yuki Motoya


DEEP 68 Impact took place on August 23, 2014 in Tokyo with the Flyweight Championship given back to Yuki Motoya by choking out Tatsumitsu Wada.


At the top of the card, the Flyweight Championship was contested between champ Wada and challenger Motoya. A largely uneventful first round saw both fighters picking solo shots from outside, with Motoya edging a stronger offense via few barrages in close.

Motoya came out much stronger in the second and found a trip that allowed him to take Wada’s back standing. Wada let him slip off the top but Motoya only used the opportunity to latch on to his leg and sweep to a very painful inverted half guard.

Eventually, after some softening with punches, Motoya was able to step out of the guard and grab back mount. He sunk in a choke to win the belt back.

DEEP 68 Yuki Motoya vs Tatsumitsu Wada
DEEP 68 Yuki Motoya vs Tatsumitsu Wada

Main Card

Kazunori Yokota played his cautious striking game against Kagiyama Yusuke. Yusuke thought he had control with a back take and trip, but Yokota was holding a kimura which he used to reverse the fall and land on top, getting a tap out virtually in the process.

Peter Cepeda shot for a double which was a very bad decision. Michihiro Omigawa, stuffed it, did an overhead reverse to mount, and choked out his late notice opponent.

Masakazu Imanari jumped and heel hooked his hapless Korean opponent Chan Jung Park almost before the opening bell finished ringing.

Toshiaki Kitada versus Joong Geun Kang was also indeed a squash match as expected with Kitada pounding out the inexperienced Korean in quick order.

Kota Ishibashi and Yuya “Monkey” Shibata play their strengths from the word go: Ishibashi blasts Shibata in the face and Shibata is able to somehow get an arm bar out of the deal. A faulty trip sees Shibata take Ishibashi’s back for the end of the round. The second works the same way, only Shibata is able to clamp on a triangle, evade the punches, and takedown at will, sealing himself the W.

Hibiki Tamura and Youichi Fukumoto traded striking and takedowns for an entire round, with Tamura’s knees and kicks edging him ahead on the scorecards. Fukumoto turned up the heat with his striking in the second and was able to cut Tamura’s brow, and burned to the bell with a back take and sub attempts. With one round each, the fight was ruled a Draw.

Preliminary fights

Juri Ohara came at Yasuaki Kishimoto looking for a fistfight. Kishimoto repeatedly took him down as punishment, finally slapping on an arm bar for the tap.

Kim Jae-Kyung came out not wanting to be the underdog and assaulted Sota Kojima with punches and trip attempts, but Kojima returned both favors in spades hough Kim’s granite chin held up. Kim got a great throw into the second, but then spent four minutes defending off his back. A lucky dive in saw Kim get an arm bar that Kojima easily defended by punching his way out.

Takaaki Aoki and Kimihiro Eto circled each other and darted in and out with sporadic kicks and punches for most of the first round until Eto did a belly to belly suplex and landed in guard where he tried to pass to the bell. Aoki seemed to have some problems standing as the second opened, and his corner threw in the towel.

Yuki Takano utilized a powerful clinch but Kota Murata kept a whizzer and got the position each time it went to the ground. Standing, Murata also had the edge with a knock down in the first. Takano also had nothing for Murata’s punches and ground control in the second, earning Murata the UD.

Opening fights

In the first of two opening fights, Yuma Horiuchi earned himself points with a huge slam of Yuya Kodama at the beginning of the round. Kodama recovered, and tried to stand toe to toe with Kodama. Kodama clobbered him with pinpoint combos. This is a kid to watch out for.

Sporadic striking between Liger Narita and Akirahito Mitoma led to a takedown which favored Mitoma. But Liger tied him up enough to make it a boring first round. Liger dove to be on the bottom for the second, and that’s where he stayed, giving the judges no choice but to award the decision to Mitoma.


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DEEP Impact 68
August 23, 2014
Korakuen Hall,
Tokyo, Japan

#11 – DEEP Flyweight Championship
Tatsumitsu Wada 和田竜光(吉田道場)
Yuki Motoya 元谷友貴(CB IMPACT)

Yuki Motoya defeats Tatsumitsu Wada by Submission, RNC, rd 2

#10 – Featherweight
Kazunori Yokota 横田一則(フリー)
Kagiyama Yusuke 鍵山雄介(総合格闘技道場コブラ会)

Kazunori Yokota defeat Kagiyama Yusuke by Submission, rd 1

#9 – Featherweight
Michihiro Omigawa 小見川道大(吉田道場)
Peter Cepeda ピーター・シペタ(TEAM ZENG ZUNG)

Michihiro Omigawa defeats Peter Cepeda by Submission, front choke, rd 1

#8 – Bantamweight
Masakazu Imanari 今成正和(Team-ROKEN)
Chan Jung Park パク・チャンジョン(CMA KOREA/WILDGYM)

Masakazu Imanari defeats Chan Jung Park by Submission, heel hook, rd 1

#7 – Bantamweight
Toshiaki Kitada 北田俊亮(パラエストラ千葉)
Joong Geun Kang ガン・ジュングン(CMA KOREA/亀尾MMAGYM)

Toshiaki Kitada defeats Joong Geun Kang by TKO, rd 1

#6 – Flyweight
Yuya MONKEY Shibata 柴田”MONKEY”有哉(総合格闘技スタジオSTYLE)
Kota Ishibashi 石橋幸太(総合格闘技DOBUTIKA)

Yuya MONKEY Shibata defeats Kota Ishibashi by UD

#5 – Lightweight
Youichi Fukumoto 福本よう一(和術慧舟會/頂柔術)
Hibiki Tamura 田村ヒビキ (パラエストラ大阪)

Youichi Fukumoto vs Hibiki Tamura DRAW

#4 – Lightweight
Yasuaki Kishimoto 岸本泰昭(総合格闘技道場コブラ会)
Juri Ohara 大原樹里(KIBAマーシャルアーツクラブ)

Yasuaki Kishimoto defeats Juri Ohara by Submission, armbar, rd 1

#3 – Flyweight
Sota Kojima 小島壮太(吉田道場)
Jae Kyung Kim キム・ジェギョン(CMA KORA/王虎MMA体育館)

Sota Kojima defeats Kim Jae-Kyung by UD

#2 – Lightweight
Kimihiro Eto 江藤公洋(和術慧舟會HEARTS)
Takaaki Aoki 青木隆明(禅道会)

Kimihiro Eto defeats Takaaki Aoki by TKO, corner threw in the towel, rd 2

#1 – Bantamweight
Yuki Takano 高野優樹(和術慧舟會HEARTS)
Kota Murata 村田康大(ドラゴンテイル)

Kota Murata defeats Yuki Takano by UD

Opening fights

#2 – Flyweight
Yuma Horiuchi 堀内佑馬(TANG TANG FIGHT CLUB)
Yuya Kodama 児玉勇也(トイカツ道場)

Yuya Kodama defeated Yuma Horiuchi by TKO, rd 1

#1 – Lightweight
Liger Narita ライガー成田(GRABAKA)
Akirahito Mitoma 三苫”キングコング”亮人(パラエストラ八王子)

Akirahito Mitoma defeats Liger Narita by UD