Deep 59 went down last night and (despite the constant disappointment about there being no stream for the huge International fan base) the event itself was a blast!
Thanks to @clean_dean from Sherdog for the Twitter Updates (they kept me from being 100% pissed off at promotions that cant be seen)
Here are the full results & words taken from @clean_dean twitter.
Yoshiro Maeda Vs Tatsumitsu Wada
Wada comes out to a reggae-esque hip hop track about how he’s going to KO Maeda and become Deep champ. Most Specific Walk Out Track Award. Oddly methodical first round from Maeda. Takedown, pass, mount, back, choke attempt. Wada slips out and Maeda tries a leglock at the bell. Round 2 is looking much different. Wada is stalking and dropping bombs on Maeda. Maeda gets poked in the eye and we get a time stop. Back to action. Huge flying knee from Maeda almost lands him in the first row. Wada gets to back clinch and drops Maeda briefly, but he turns around and double legs them both through the ropes and onto Deep boss Saeki. I love Yoshiro Maeda fights… Maeda got to Wada’s back and worked for the choke, but was cut off by the bell again. Maeda gets to the back again in the corner and makes Wada tap to a RNC at 3:21 of Round 3.
Masakazu Imanari Vs Masahiro Oishi
Oishi is well past his prime and I don’t think this will be much of a task for Imanari. Imanari hits the canvas early and switches from a loose omoplata to a straight arm bar. Oishi avoids the armbar, but gets wrapped up in a toe hold and taps at 1:10 of R1. Imanari wins via toe hold. Surprise!”
Masakazu Imanari defeats Masahiro Oishi by Submission – toe hold, rd 1, 1:10
Doo Ho Choi Vs Kosuke Umeda
Doo Ho Choi defeats Kosuke Umeda by KO, rd 1, 2:49
Daiki Hata Vs Seiji Akao
Wild combo from DJ leads to a HUGE KO at 3:10 of round one. Akao is still on the floor.
Yusaku Nakamura Vs Hirotaka Miyakawa
Battle of heavy hitters next and it’s all bantamweights from here on. Tricky KO puncher Yusaku Nakamura vs. stone-fisted Hirotaka Miyakawa. Someone will get KO’ed here and I’m betting it’ll be Miyakawa. Nakamura’s movement and timing might be too much for him. 1st round down and it’s going how I expected. Nakamura is just too fast and his timing is too hard to predict. Miyakawa can’t figure it out. Miyakawa started to find his rhythm towards the end of round 2. Shelled up and paced forward and landed combos against the ropes. And Nakamura wins by split decision. 2 judges in favor and one judge seeing it a draw. I hate 2 round fights. Things were just picking up.
Doo Ho Choi Vs Kosuke Umeda
HUGE lowkick from Choi lands straight on Umeda’s groin. Fight stopped and said to resume later. Restarting the clock 1:13 into the first round, a yellow-carded Choi made quick work of Umeda, catching him with a perfect right hand counter during a takedown shot. Choi restrained himself from dropping a follow-up punch to the insensate Umeda, allowing referee Kimura to call it at the 2:49 mark
Seigo Mizuguchi Vs Atsushi Yamada
Seigo gets a takedown to scarfold and just hangs out for a few minutes, then takes the back and hangs out more. More awkwardness. Seigo gets cornered and they trade wild punches (that miss) for a good minute. Seigo’s fight style is hilarious. Shells up and eats punches, then (without looking) throws huge hooks at random. Oddly effective, actually. This is slowest brawl I’ve ever seen. Awkwardweight is ridiculous. And all three judges score the fight for Seigo, whose mouth is a bit bloody, but I think that’s the least I’ve ever seen him bleed.
Yoshitomo Watanabe Vs Yuta Watanabe
1st round down and I’ve got it 10-9 Yuta. Both guys gave and took some good shots, but Yuta controlled the ring and the pressure. Yuta reaffirmed his control in the 2nd. Ate some shots again, but was absolutely battering Yoshitomo at certain points.
Yusuke Kagiyama Vs Masahito Hisataka
Hisataka has a nice left hook and some good body punches, but doesn’t do much to set them up effectively. Hisataka is getting a little too stylish with his head movement and doesn’t keep his hands up. Kagiyama is getting some hard shots in. Round 2 ends and we go to the judges. Kagiyama started to pick up the pace, but I don’t think it was enough. Actually seems to be someone to keep an eye on. Nice footwork and boxing. Should work on setting up his offense and using better blocking.
Ken Hasegawa Vs Hiromichi Kobayashi
Ken Hasegawa defeats Hiromichi Kobayashi by TKO rd 1, 1:21
Yoichi Fukumoto Vs Luiz Andrade
Luiz takes a split decision win over Yoichi Fukumoto in a fight where not much really happened. Judge Umeki actually scored it a draw.
Yusaku Tsukumo Vs Yuki Okano
Yuki Okano defeats Yusaku Tsukumo by Unanimous Decision
Ken Saotome Vs Joo Suk Kang
Ken Saotome defeats Joo Suk Kang by Unanimous Decision.