Haruo Ochi gets revenge, crowned DEEP strawweight champ


DEEP 79 Impact took place on 16 September at FULL HOUSE of Ohta-Ward Cultural Gymnasium.

Nagoya is a hot place for Japanese Martial arts. Nagoya is the city between Tokyo and Osaka and has 2.3 million population. It’s one sixth of Tokyo and one third of Osaka.

But there are many important players. RIZIN CEO Sakakibara-san is from Nagoya. DEEP CEO Saeki-san is also from Nagoya, as is former K-1 and Hero’s and current Ganryu-Jima producer Tanikawa-san. And many strong fighters. Former UFC fighter Hatsu Hioki, former Pancrase champ Takasuke Kume, current Bellator fighter Hisaki Kato, HEAT fighter Takeshi Kasugai all hail from Nagoya.

DEEP strawweight champ Sato is also from Nagoya. DEEP had a four-fight tournament to decide the first strawweight champ over a year and ago. Sato was a dark horse and Ochi was a favorite but Sato defeated Ochi at first match and became a champ. So this fight is a revenge fight for Ochi.

In the fight eager-to-win Ochi tackled and got take downs many times persistently to win reliably and won by decision. Tatsumitsu Wada from Yoshida dojo is a current DEEP flyweight champ, but unfortunately there was not a chance to fight recently – almost nine month absence from his last fight at RIZIN 2016 NYE. In contrast RAMBO Kosuke had four fights in two years, but struggled to win (1-3).

In the fight Wada used clinch many times to throw knee kick to RAMBO and got take downs many times. Finally Wada submit RAMBO with rear-choke at the end of round two.

There were three women’s MMA fights, including King Reina’s first cage fight. Kanako Murata’s first fight at DEEP, she needs to have fights for her MMA experience and Emi Fujino’s fight in Japan with one year absence.

King Reina showed her strength with striking and submission, Emi Fujino showed her slick submission skills with a rear-choke and Kanako Murata showed her advance in striking.


Main Event (Strawweight DEEP Championship: 5min x 3R)
Kan Sato (Grappling Shoot-Boxers) VS Haruo Ochi (PARAESTRA Ehime)
Ochi won by 3-0/Decision.

Semi Final (Fly Weight:5min x 3R)
Tatsumitsu Wada (Yoshida Dojo) VS RAMBO Kosuke (PARAESTRA Chiba)
Wada won by Choke Sleeper at 2R 4’50”.

17th Fight (Featherweight:5min x 3R)
DJ. Taiki (PANCRASEism Yokohama) VS Takahiro Ashida (BRAVE)
Ashida won by 3-0/Decision.

16th Fight (Middleweight:5min x 3R)
Tatsuya Mizuno (Free) VS Genpei Hayashi (Wajyutsu Keishu-kai IGGY HAND’S GYM)
Mizuno won by 3-0/Decision.

15th Fight (Under 73kg:5min x 3R)
King REINA (Club 428) VS Young-Ji Kim (Team J/ROAD FC)
King REINA won by Arm-Bar at 1R 1’48”.

14th Fight (Strawweight:5min x 3R)
Fujino won by Choke Sleeper at 1R 1’50”.

13th Fight (Under 55kg:5min x 3R)
Kanako Murata (Free) VS Yukari Nabe (PARAESTRA Kashiwa)
Murata won by 3-0/Decision.

12th Fight (Welterweight:5min x 3R)
Yoichiro Sato (Macaco Jiu-Jitsu Academy) VS Yoshiyuki “NAGISA” Katahira (PANCRASEism Yokohama)
Sato won by Front-Choke at 2R 3’59”.

11th Fight (Bantamweight:5min x 2R)
Takashi Ono (GRABAKA) VS CORO (K-Clann)
CORO won by Choke-Sleeper at 1R 2’06”.

10th Fight (Lightweight:5min x 2R)
Ohyama won by Arm-Bar at 1R 2’20”.

9th Fight (Lightweight:5min x 2R)
Ken Hamamura (Honey Trap/FIGHT LAB JAPAN TOP TEAM) VS YASU (Zendo-Kai)
Hamamura won by TKO at 2R 1’33”.

8th Fight (Bantamweight:5min x 2R)
Hiroyuki Kobayashi (T-Blood) VS Chiaki Wakana (Ranger Gym)
Wakana won by TKO at 1R 1’55”.

7th Fight (Flyweight:5min x 2R)
Chikara Shimabukuro (CORE Ouji Toshima) VS Haruki Nakayama (K-Clann)
NO CONTEST.(Due to Accidental Head-Butting by Nakayama)

6th Fight (Flyweight:5min x 2R)
Makoto Takahashi (PARAESTRA Matsudo) VS Yuto Nakamori (Grappling Shoot-Boxers Tajimi)
Takahshi won by 3-0/Decision.

5th Fight (Welterweight:5min x 2R)
Takahiro Kawanaka (BRAVE) VS Teruhiko Kubo (Zendo-Kai)
Kawanaka won by Anakonda-Choke at 1R 2’05”.

4th Fight (Bantamweight:5min x 2R)
Shiba Nyan (Zendo-Kai) VS Munetaka (CRAZY ARMAMENT)
NO CONTEST.(Due to Accidental Low-Blow by Munetaka)

3rd Fight (Lightweight:5min x 2R)
Yoshihiko Niizato (Free) VS Kaiji Hasegawa (Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA)
Niizato won by TKO at 2R 0’54”.

2nd Fight (Featherweight:5min x 2R)
Yusuke Matsubayashi (INFIGHT Japan) VS AbiiMakuwau Kimura (PARAESTRA Chiba)
Matsubayashi won by 3-0/Decision.

1st Fight (Under 63kg:5min x 2R)
Kentaro Usui (Katori Dojo) VS Takuya Hasegawa (Brightness)
Usui won by 3-0/Decision.