DEEP 65 IMPACT: MW Champ King Kaz challenges Megaton King Hasegawa, Imanari vs Motoya

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DEEP announces line up for 65th Impact card to include a Megaton Championship bout between Ken Hasegawa and Kaz Nakamura, and Imanari takes on Yuki Motoya.

Surprise upon surprise on the eve of Lunar Lew Year of the Horse, as King Kaz’ next title fight will not be against King Of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura – whom he called out at DEEP Cage Impact – and it won’t even be in his middleweight division. Nakamura, on a 4-0 streak through 2013, has set his goals even higher and heavier as plans to challenge Megaton Champion Ken Hasegawa. Three years in DEEP got the 26-year old 220-pound prodigy a shot at the vacant title against Seigo Mizuguchi. Hasegawa remained undefeated while claiming the belt and this fight with Nakamura will be his first defense.

Next on the announcements platter comes Imanari’s next foe, and it will be none other than Yuki Motoya, DEEP’s first Flyweight Champ who lost his belt to Tatsumitsu Wada, then surged back to hand King of Pancrase Kiyotaka Shimizu a surprise upset. The 24-year old Motoya is jumping up a weight class and a level of grappling danger when he faces the Leg Lock Master who is on his own 2-fight win streak.

Shigetoshi Iwase will be the next opponent thrown at Cage Force Welterweight Champ Yoshiyuki Yoshida, who only just returned home to Japan last year, where he almost twisted the head off Parky in a career-ending fight. Yuki Okano will welcome Pancrase warhorse Kei Yamamaiya to DEEP. Taishow returns against Iron. Tomomi Iwama has put in sporadic appearances over the last few years. Since Hiroshi Nakamura was KOed in his return to Japan MMA after Bellator, DEEP apparently thinks he needs a softer touch.

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DEEP 65 Impact
March 22, 2014
Differ Ariake
Tokyo, Japan

NEW FIGHTS ANNOUNCED

# – Megaton Title Match
Ken Hasegawa (7-0-1) 王者:長谷川賢(キングダムエルガイツ)
Kazuhiro Nakamura (20-11) 中村和裕(チームカズ):挑戦者

# – Bantamweight
Masakazu Imanari (27-11-2) 今成正和(Team-ROKEN)
Yuki Motoya (9-4) 元谷友貴(CB IMPACT)

# – Welterweight
Shigetoshi Iwase – (12-15-4) 岩瀬茂俊(T-BLOOD)
Yoshiyuki Yoshida (16-6) (吉田善行(Team Curran)

# – Middleweight
Yuki Okano (7-5-1) 岡野裕城(マッハ道場) VS
Keiichiro Yamamiya (45-31-10) KEI山宮(GRABAKA

# – Big
Seigo Mizuguchi (12-15) 誠悟(TEAM東京CLUTCH)
Ryo Sakai (1-2) 酒井リョウ(パラエストラ松戸)

# – Lightweight
Luiz Andrade (16-15-3)(禅道会) VS
Yoichi Fukumodo (14-9) 福本よう一(和術慧舟會/頂柔術)

# –
Masato Kobayashi (6-5-1) 小林聖人(総合格闘技津田沼道場)
Masahito Wachi (4-6-3) 和知正仁(UKR)

# –
Yusaku Fujisawa (8-5-1) 藤澤優作(禅道会) VS
Liger Narita (2-5-1) ライガー成田(GRABAKA)

#
Yusauki Miura (6-3) 三浦康彰(禅道会)
Hiroshi Takahashi (5-5-1) 高橋弘(蒼天塾)

#
Kome Okada (6-15-2) 岡田孔明(PUREBRED大宮) VS
Kento Kayukawa (0-2-1) 粥川健人(チームカズ

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

Hiroshi ‘Iron’ Nakamura (15-7-4) 中村”アイアン”浩士(カルペディエムブラジリアン柔術)
Tomomi ‘Taisho’ Iwama (9-5-2) (チームバルボーザジャパン)

Seiji ‘Sage’ Akao (17-8-2) 赤尾セイジ(NEX)
Koichi Ishizuka (7-1) 石司晃一 (Brigthness門馬道場)

Isao Terada (8-14-6) 寺田功(ALLIANCE)
Yoshiki Harada (6-4-1) 原田ヨシキ(マッハ道場)

Ryosuke Togashi (10-8-1) 冨樫良介(ALLIANCE)
Juri Ohara (12-6-2) 大原樹里(KIBAマーシャルアーツクラブ)

Tomohiko Hori (12-12-7) 堀友彦(フリー)
Hiroyuki Kobayashi (5-5-2) 小林博幸(T-BLOOD)

Isamu ‘Masatoshi’ Nagase (6-5-3) 永瀬功(GRABAKA)
Takuya ‘Kennosuke’ Oyama (2-1) 大山釼呑助(INFIGHT JAPAN)

Yuki ‘Aurora’ Ohara (2-1) オーロラ☆ユーキ(KIBAマーシャルアーツクラブ)
Naoki Shimamura (0-1) 島村“烈魅一牙”直希(PUREBRED大宮)