Masakazu Imanari (DEEP)

DEEP vs. WSOF-GC Results: Nakamura, Imanari Leave With Belts

Rob Tatum Assistant Editor

On Saturday, Dec. 17, DEEP Fighting Championships headed to Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan for DEEP Cage Impact 2016: DEEP vs. WSOF-GC.

The event featured two title contests as Yusaku Nakamura battled Lawrence Diguilio for the WSOF Global flyweight belt and Tatsunao Nagakura locked horns with veteran Masakazu Imanari for DEEP featherweight gold.

In other action, Yoshiyuki Yoshida met Yoshiyuki Katahira and Masanori Kanehara took on Charlie Alaniz.


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Takafumi Otsuka was slated to face Fernando Vieira for the bantamweight title, but Vieira missed weight for the bout. Instead, Otsuka faced UFC veteran Yuta “Ulka” Sasaki in an exhibition contest.

The event aired live at 12:30 a.m. ET on Ameba TV (Japan) and wsofgc.com (worldwide).

FULL RESULTS
Yusaku Nakamura def. Lawrence Diguilio by splir decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) – for WSOF Global flyweight title
Masakazu Imanari def. Tatsunao Nagakura by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – for DEEP featherweight title
Masanori Kanehara def. Charlie Alaniz by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 1, 0:30
Koichi Ishizuka def. Toshiaki Kitada by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Yoshiyuki Katahira def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Kosuke Suzuki def. Tetsuo Nakanishi by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Haruo Ochi def. Yutaro Muramoto by submission (guillotine choke). Round 2
Makoto Kamaya def. Sung Jae Kim by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:32
Shoma Shibisai def. Ryo Sakai by TKO. Round 1, 0:41
Kimihiro Eto def. Shigetoshi Iwase by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jin Soo Son def. Daisuke Endo by TKO (doctor’s stoppage). Round 2
Luiz Andrade def. Shintaro Agatsuma by unanimous decision (20-18 x3)
Makoto Takahashi def. Takuya Maruoka by unanimous decision (20-18 x3)
Hiroyuki Kobayashi def. Fuhito Hasegawa by majority decision (20-18, 20-18, 19-19)
Takanori Takahashi def. Seita Katsuki by majority decision (20-18, 20-18, 19-19)
Taito Kubota def. Kazuhide Shirota by unanimous decision (20-18 x3)
Yasutaka Ishigami def. Naoto Ayuta by disqualification. Round 1