On Saturday, April 28, DEEP returned to the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan for DEEP 83 Impact.
In the evening’s main event, DEEP welterweight champion Ryuichiro Sumiura faced Yoichiro Sato, who had won 11 of his past 14 fights. Sumiura had won five straight and seven of his past eight bouts, including five by way of stoppage.
On the main card, DEEP flyweight champion Tatsumitsu Wada put his seven-fight winning streak on the line against 17-year-old unbeaten prospect Makoto Takashashi. Former DEEP title challenger Toshiaki Kitada took on Korean Zombie disciple Jin Soo Son for the vacant DEEP bantamweight title. Also, Former DEEP middleweight champ Ryuta Sakurai met Yoshiyuki Katahira and former DEEP women’s flyweight champion Satoko Shinashi battled 19-year-old South Korean Ye Jin Jung, who previously lost to Shinashi when she made her MMA debut at 15.
The event aired live at 5 a.m. ET on Youtube.