Tatsuya Mizuno (Dean Marchand/Sherdog)
DEEP 82 Impact Results: Mizuno Wins Middleweight Title, Motoya and Nakai Victorious
On Saturday, Feb. 24, DEEP returned to Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan, from DEEP 82 Impact.
In the night’s main event, DREAM and ONE Championship veteran Tatsuya Mizuno took on former two-time DEEP title challenger Taisuke “Goten” Okuno.
Elsewhere on the main card, former DEEP megaton champ Ken Hasegawa submitted Pancrase vet Genpei Hayashi, 20-year-old South Korean prospect Jae Woong Byun fought former DEEP flyweight titleholder Yuki Motoya, and former UFC fighter Rin Nakai took out ROAD FC veteran Young Ji Kim.
Tatsuya Mizuno def. Taisuke Okuno by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3 – middleweight title
Yuki Motoya def. Jae Woong Byun by unanimous decision (30-27×3)
Ken Hasegawa def. Genpei Hayashi by submission. Round 1, 3:09
Rin Nakai def. Young Ji Kim by TKO (ground and pound). Round 1, 4:37
Koichi Ishizuka def. Kazuhide Shirota by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:19
Makoto Takahashi def. Kota Ishibashi by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Gi Bum Moon def. Takuya Oyama by unanimous decision (30-28×3)
Yoshitomo Watanabe def. Yasuaki Miura by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:05
Daisuke Endo def. Chiaki Wakana by unanimous decision (20-18×3)
Yuta Hashimoto def. Takahumi Ono by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 0:48