Deep Impact back with consecutive MMA cards in September

One of the most traditional MMA shows on the planet, Deep Impact held its 91 ° 'card' (numbered) last Sunday (8 September 2019). The event took place at the New Pier-Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

In that card's main event, Deep Impact champion in the roosterweight category and also RIZIN veteran Takafumi Otsuka (26-16-1) beat former OUTSIDER fighter Rikuto Shirakawa (7-7-1), in a fight that lasted less than 30 seconds due to a shoulder injury from Shirakawa.

After the fight, Otsuka said:
- “I knew Shirakawa was a very strong opponent, so I trained hard for this fight. I want to fight him again. And more… RIZIN is trying to crown a new 'king of the rooster weight' (Ishiwatari, Sasaki, Motoya and Ogikubo) without my permission. Do not forget me. I will win them all. ”Cried Otsuka.

Shinsho Anzai's return (11-3) also ended prematurely, with the UFC veteran suffering an accidental blow that caused the match to be stopped early in the second round.
But Anzai had already done enough in the first round to secure a majority decision victory over Yoichiro Sato (21-11) after just 39 seconds of the second round.

Meanwhile, in the featherweight division, Juntaro Ushiku (16-7-1) came out with a unanimous decision victory over Kyosuke Yokoyama (11-7). It was the veteran's fourth consecutive win, having spent most of his career competing for Pancrase.

Yuki Ito (6-0) consolidated his status as one of the best prospects of Japanese MMA with a submission win over Yamato Fujita (2-3) at the end of the opening round, when the 22-only flyweight took the his opponent to the ground and finished him with a lion killer.

As evidence that it is back with consecutive event cards - at least this September - Deep Impact will be held another show next Sunday (September 15) in Hamamatsu.

This program will be spearheaded by a heavyweight clash between Hideki Sekine and Mitsuyoshi Nakai.
Sekine (7-3) is a decorated grappler and former challenger to the ONE Championship category title. The 46 fighter faces Nakai (1-4), who has not fought since 2007.

On the other hand, Taka Tsugu (8-0-1) will make his Deep Impact debut after remaining undefeated for nine valid Wardog Cage Fights matches. He will face fighter Taku Max (3-8-1) and will try to establish himself as one of the main featherweight contestants in the promotion.

While Sunday is not enough to bring coverage of the event in Hamamatsu, check out the results of Deep 91 Impact, which include:

Deep 91 Impact
8 September 2019
New pier hall
Tokyo, Japan

Takafumi Otsuka beat Rikuto Shirakawa by TKO (shoulder injury) to 0: 26 in round one
Juntaro Ushiku defeated Kyosuke Yokoyama by unanimous decision
Shinsho Anzai beat Yoichiro Sato by majority technical decision against 0: 39 from round two
Yuki Ito defeated Yamato Fujita by submission (dandelion killer) to 4: 26 from first round
Juri Ohara beat Yukinori Okamura by knockout (punch) to 1: 02 from round one
Shooto Watanabe defeated Yoichiro Kuranobu by unanimous decision
Daisuke Endo beat Kazuhide Shirota by unanimous decision
Mizuki Furuse beat Mika Sakamoto by TKO (punches) to 4: First Round 28
Tomohiro Adaniya beat Kaito Sakamaki by unanimous decision
Nao Yoneda beat Ibuki Shimada by submission to first round 2: 27
Fuhito Hasegawa beat Kazuki Shibuya by split decision
Koya Kanda beat Yukihiro Sasaki by TKO (punches) to 2: 17 from round one
Tsubasa Akiyama defeated Kozo Moriwaki by submission (dandelion killer) at 4: 03 of round two
Yutaka Hayashi beat Rikito Tago by unanimous decision

* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 10 / 09 / 2019

Hideki Sekine will be one of the highlights of Deep Hamamatsu Impact next Sunday, 15 September. (Courtesy of Deep Impact media | ONE Championship media).
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