DEEP 84 results: Yokota retires after 14 years of MMA



Place:Differ Ariake
Start:14:00 / End:20:10
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DEEP 84 IMPACT took place on 30th June 2018 at FULL HOUSE of Differ Ariake.

It was a historic day because this venue “Differ Ariake” closed on the day. Why so historic? Large organization grows from small and medium organization (SMBs). To grow bigger it is requested to repeat “Try and Error” cycle quickly for SMBs and this venue “Differ Ariake” is the best place in Tokyo for its size and location. Please think about Japanese MMA industry… Large company like RIZIN doesn’t have events here  but DEEP,PANCRASE,SHOOTO and the other MMA organization had had many events here to grow bigger.

What a precious venue… Differ Ariake. Salute.

Former DEEP Light and Welter weight champion, Sengoku, SRC, ONE FC fighter Kazunori Yokota decided to retire on the historic day and the opponent was set Eiji Ishikawa, former his gym GRABAKA mate. After the fight he complained long time with bitter smile for the judgement (he lost by decision). He thought that he took 1st and 2nd round with his strikes and lost 3rd round so he thought he won. But also he said that “Thank you for everybody had supported me like my family, my gym mate, my sponsor and my friends. One of my friend came here from Indonesia. Thank you very much for a long time!” DEEP CEO Saeki-san presented DEEP Feather weight champion belt to Yokota.

Kazunori Yokota officially retired from MMA with 25 wins and 9 lost,14 years fighting career.

At semi final Yuki Motoya took Korean Je Hoon Moon once fought at RIZIN. Moon’s strong and solid strikes afflicted Motoya early on 1st round but Motoya captured him with triangle-choke from under position ,got mount-position and finished with punches smoothly.

After the fight Motoya said “I thought I could overwhelm him but his had strong strikes so it will take long time. At RIZIN.12 in Nagoya I will fight SHOOTO fighter Kazuma Sone. Please come to watch my fight.”


18th Fight (73kg Class:5min x 3R)
Kazunori Yokota (K-Klann) VS Eiji Ishikawa (GRABAKA)
Ishikawa won by 2-1/Decision.

17th Fight (Bantam Weight:5min x 3R)
Yuki Motoya (FREE) VS Je Hoon Moom (OCTAGON GYM)
Motoya won by TKO(Ground Punch) at 2R 4’23”.

16th Fight (Feather Weight:5min x 3R)
Takahiro Ashida (BRAVE) VS Satoshi “Dominator” Yamasu (team SOS)
Yamasu won by Arm Lock at 1R 1’35”.

15h Fight (Welter Weight:5min x 2R)
Yuta Watanabe (ALLIANCE) VS Takahiro Kawanaka (BRAVE)
Kawanaka won by 3-0/Decision.
*Watanabe missed weight by 1.0kg and got 2 points-behind with this fight.

14th Fight (Welter Weight:5min x 2R)
Naoto Miyazaki (Sogo Kakuto-gi Tsudanuma Dojo) VS Koji Takeda (BRAVE)
Takeda won by 3-0/Decision.

13th Fight (Megaton Class:5min x 2R)
Yusuke Kawaguchi (BLUE DOG GYM) VS Ryo Sakai (PARAESTRA Matsudo)
Sakai won by TKO at 1R 2’36”.

12th Fight (Megaton Class:5min x 2R)
Samurai Mark Hunt (Martial Arts Fighter Team-Samurai) VS Anthony Brian (PARAESTRA Matsudo)
Samurai won by TKO at 1R 3’33”.

11th Fight (Bantam Weight:5min x 2R)
CORO (K-Clann) VS Hasharn Fuhito (NEX)
Draw by 1-1/Decision.

10th Fight (Welter Weight:5min x wR)
Yoshitomo Watanabe (JUNGLE GYM) VS Shinobu Wakui (Wajyutsu Keishu-kai HEARTS)
Watanabe won by 3-0/Decision.

9th Fight (Bantam Weight:5min x 2R)
Jyuri Ohara (KIBA Martial Arts Club) VS Atsushi Kishimoto (BRAVE)
Ohara won by 3-0/Decision.

8th Fight (Bantam Weight:5min x 2R)
Hiroyuki Kobayashi (T-BLOOD) VS Kaito Sakamaki (BRAVE)
Draw won by 0-0/Decision.

7th Fight (Bantam Weight:5min x 2R)
Michito Abe (FREE) VS Kazuhide Shirota (NEXUSENSE)
Shirota won by 3-0/Decision.

6th Fight (Feather Weight:5min x 2R)
Aurora Yuki (KIBA Martial Arts Club) VS JOEY BOY (Spike 22)
Yuki won by Referee Stop(Ground Punch) at 1R 4’19”.

5th Fight (Bantam Weight:5min x 2R)
Masato Kobayashi (Sogo Kakuto-gi Tsudanuma Dojo) VS Takuya Hasegawa (Brightness)
Kobayashi won by KO at 1R 3’09”.

4th Fight (Fly Weight:5min x 2R)
Haruki Nakayama (K-Clann) VS Tiger DATE (Team DATE)
Nakayama won by 3-0/Decision.

3rd Fight (Fly Weight:5min x 2R)
Naoto Ayuta (CAVE) VS Hidemasa Soga (ALLIANCE)
No Contest by Low blow by Soga at 1R 1’34”.

2nd Fight (Feather Weight:5min x 2R)
Hiroki Hirasawa (Martial Arts Fighter Team-Samurai) VS Kouya Kanda (PARAESTRA Kashiwa)
Kanda won by Referee Stop(Ground Punch) at 1R 4’24”.

1st Fight (Light Weight:5min x 2R)
Narita Go-to-Hei (GRABAKA) VS Kengo Fujimura (K-Clann)
Fujimura won by Arm Bar at 1R 1’38”.