DEEP Bantam Weight Champ Otsuka declared his desire to fight at RIZIN Grand-Prix.

Place:Differ Ariake
Start:15:00 / End:19:30



DEEP CAGE IMPACT 2017 took place on 13st May 2017 at FULL HOUSE of Differ Ariake.

Former DREAM fighter and current DEEP and WSOF-GC champion Takafumi Otsuka took the strongest challenger Kouichi Ishitsuka (12-0-0 at amateur kick and 10-1-1 at MMA). At 1st round striker Ishitsuka attacked with solid punches and low kicks to Otsuka. But 2nd and 3rd round Otsuka made a counterattack with his wrestling. Finally Otsuka won by decision 3-2. Very close and good fight. (He disclosed his WORST condition in his fighter’s life.)

After the fight Otsuka appealed that he wanna take part in coming RIZIN Bantam Grand-Prix to RIZIN CEO Sakakibara-san.


At SHOOTO-era Haruo Ochi won over (KO!) to RAMBO Kosuke so for RAMBO it’s a revenge fight against Ochi. For Ochi he wanted to show his strength to aim the straw-weight champion Kan Sato. For this fight Ochi dominated stand fight and ground fight and he won by decision. Good Fight.

Main Event (Bantam Weight DEEP Championship:5min x 3R)
Takafumi Otsuka (T Grip Tokyo) VS Kouichi Ishitsuka (Free)
Otsuka won by 3-2/Decision.


Semi Final (Straw Weight:5min x 3R)
Haruo Ochi (PARAESTRA Ehime) VS Rambo Kosuke (PARAESTRA Chiba)
Ochi won by 3-0/Decision.


12th Fight (Middle Weight:5min x 3R)
Tatsuya Mizuno (Free) VS Park Jung Kyo (BLACK BEAR CAMP)
Mizuno won by Rear-Choke at 2R 1’55”.


11th Fight (Bantam Weight:5min x 2R)
Makoto Kamaya (Honey Trap) VS Daisuke Endo (Wajyutsu Keishu-Kai IGGY HAND’S GYM)
Kamaya won by 3-0/Decision.


10th Fight (Feather Weight:5min x 2R)
Aurora Yuki (KIBA Martial Arts Club) VS Takahiro Ashida (BRAVE)
Ashida won by 3-0/Decision.


9th Fight (Bantam Weight:5min x 2R)
Jin Soo Son (KOREAN ZOMBIE MMA/Motomiya-Jyuku) VS Kasuhide Shirota (NEXUSENSE)
Son won by 3-0/Decision.


8th Fight (Bantam Weight:5min x 2R)
Michito Abe (Free) VS Baataryn Azjavkhlan (CORE Mongol)
Abe won by 2-1/Decision.

7th Fight (Fly Weight:5min x 2R)
Haruki Nakayama (GRABAKA) VS Yuto Nakamori (Grappling Shootboxers TAjimi)
Nakmori won by Arm Bar at 1R 4’33”.


6th Fight (Fly Weight:5min x 2R)
Tiger DATE (Team DATE) VS Naoto Ayuta (CAVE)
Tiger DATE won by TKO at 1R 2’27”.


5th Fight (Feather Weight:5min x 2R)
Yusuke Matsubayashi (INFIGHT JAPAN) VS Yuta Ueda (SLUM KING)
Ueda won by Arm Bar at 1R 0’55”.


4th Fight (Light Weight:5min x 2R)
Kaichi Hasegawa (Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA) VS Atsushi Kishimoto (BRAVE)
Hasegawa won by 3-0/Decision.


3rd Fight (Fly Weight:5min x 2R)
Yasutaka Ishigami (Wajyutsu Keishu-Kai Tokyo Dojo) VS Makoto Takahashi (PARAESTRA Matsudo)
Draw by 1-0.


2nd Fight (Light Weight:5min x 2R)
Yuji Sekiguchi (RODEO Style:DEEP Future King Tournament 2016 Welter-Winner) VS Maha DATE (Team DATE)
Sekiguchi won by Arm Lock at 1R 1’37”.


1st Fight (Bantam Weight:5min x 2R)
Syunya Ogawa (YAMA GYM:RIZIN FF Amateur MMA 2016 Bantam-Winner) VS Yuta Hashimoto (CAVE)
Hashimoto won by Front Choke at 2R 0’53”.