DEEP Dream Impact NYE update: K-Taro, Wada vs Miki, Motoya vs Manzanares, Kato vs Kil

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DEEP Dream Impact Tatsumitsu Wada vs Ruichi Miki
DEEP Dream Impact Tatsumitsu Wada vs Ruichi Miki

The year end DEEP Dream Impact gets even more star-studded as DEEP Champ Yuki Motoya meets former RFA Champ Matt Manzanares, and former DEEP Champ Tatsumitsu Wada faces Shooto Champ Ryuichi Miki.

Additionally, DEEP stalwart Tomoya Kato will meet ROAD FC’s Kil Young-Bok, and K-Taro Nakamura will face a foreign opponent.

Champ Motoya, whose star was definitely on the rise in 2014, will welcome Wyoming, USA’s Manzanares to his first overseas fight. Motoya spent his year reclaiming his title, while Mananares lost his. Even though he’s dropped two of his last three, two of them were championship 5-rounders that went the distance. Both fighters like to strike and both can go the distance. This will be a flurry of action with Motoya’s chances high as the hometown favorite with a recent cluster of wins over spectacular opposition.

Wada, who returned the Flyweight title to Motoya after snatching it form the inaugural winner in 2013, will face the current Shooto Champ Miki in a very interesting battle of Japan’s top flyweights. Wada was on a role when he dropped to 57 kgs until Motoya turned on his grappling prowess. Miki, a nine-year Shooto veteran, saw a disappointing decision go to Czar Sklavos in the semifinals of VTJ’s Flyweight Tournament.

Previously Announced

The main event will be the Lightweight Championship as Satoru Kitaoka will defend his title against Yoshiyuki Yoshida. There will be four women’s matches and five DEEP versus Pancrase matches. The event has 22 fights lined up so far, starting at 3pm on December 31st, 2014. The event will use the cage.

 

DEEP DREAM IMPACT
December 31, 2014
Saitama Super Arena
Tokyo, Japan

New matches announced:

Flyweight
Tatsumitsu Wada 和田竜光(吉田道場)Former DEEP Champion
Ryuichi Miki 神酒龍一(CAVE)Shooto Champion

Flyweight
Yuki Motoya 元谷友貴(CB IMPACT/DEEPフライ級王者)DEEP Champion
Matt Manzanares マット・マンザナレス(Black Dragon Martial Arts)Former RFA Champion

Featherweight
Tomoya Kato 加藤友弥(フリー)
Kil Young-Bok キル・ヨンボク(TEAM FORCE/ROAD FC)

K-Taro Nakamura 中村K太郎(K太郎道場)
TBA

Previous matches announced:

Lightweight Championship
Satoru Kitaoka 北岡 悟(LOTUS/DEEPライト級王者)DEEP Champion
Yoshiyuki Yoshida 吉田善行(Team Curran)

Featherweight
Tatsunao Nagakura 長倉立尚(吉田道場)DEEP Champion
TBA

Flyweight
Yoshiro Maeda 前田吉朗(パンクラス大阪稲垣組)
Haruo Ochi 越智晴雄(パラエストラ愛媛)

DEEP vs Pancrase Featherweight
Kazunori Yokota 横田一則(フリー/DEEPフェザー級王者)DEEP Champion
ISAO Kobayashi ISAO(坂口一族) Pancrase Champion

DEEP vs Pancrase Bantamweight
Takafumi Otsuka 大塚隆史(AACC)DEEP Champion
Shintaro Ishiwatari 石渡伸太郎(CAVE)Pancrase Champion

DEEP vs Pancrase Flyweight
Yuya Shibata 柴田MONKEY有哉(総合格闘技スタジオSTYLE)
Kiyotaka Shimizu 清水清隆(TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A)Pancrase Champion

DEEP vs Pancrase Lightweight
Yasuaki Kishimoto 岸本泰昭(総合格闘技道場コブラ会)
Yoshiaki Takahashi 高橋“Bancho”良明(パラエストラ八王子)

DEEP vs Pancrase Bantamweight
Toshiaki Kitada 北田俊亮(パラエストラ千葉)vs
Taichi Nakajima 中島太一(パラエストラ東京)

Featherweight
Hiroyuki Takaya 高谷裕之(高谷軍団)
Mizuto Hirota 廣田瑞人(CAVE)

Shizuka Sugiyama 杉山しずか
Leica ライカ

Satoko Shinashiしなしさとこ
Hamada Rika 濱田リカ

Ayaka Hamasaki 浜崎朱加
V.V Mei Yamaguchi

Emi Tomimatsu 富松恵美
Emi Fujino 藤野恵実

Bantamweight
Makoto Kamaya 釜谷真
Yoshiki Harada 原田ヨシキ

Flyweight
Sota Kojima 小島壮太
Masato Kobayashi 小林聖人

Hiroto Sakuma 不良先輩
ROY

Hidetora 秀虎
Ten Sato 佐藤天

Naoyuki Kato 加藤直之
Yuma Horiuchi 堀内佑馬