DEEP Dream Impact NYE Adds K-Taro, Wada vs Miki, Motoya vs Manzanares, Kato vs Kil

The year end DEEP Dream Impact gets even more star-studded as DEEP Champ Yuki Motoya meets former RFA Champ Matt Manzanares, and former DEEP Champ Tatsumitsu Wada faces Shooto Champ Ryuichi Miki.

Champ Motoya, whose star was definitely on the rise in 2014, will welcome Wyoming, USA’s Manzanares to his first overseas fight. Motoya spent his year reclaiming his title, while Mananares lost his. Even though he’s dropped two of his last three, two of them were championship 5-rounders that went the distance. Both fighters like to strike and both can go the distance. This will be a flurry of action with Motoya’s chances high as the hometown favorite with a recent cluster of wins over spectacular opposition.

Wada, who returned the Flyweight title to Motoya after snatching it form the inaugural winner in 2013, will face the current Shooto Champ Miki in a very interesting battle of Japan’s top flyweights. Wada was on a role when he dropped to 57 kgs until Motoya turned on his grappling prowess. Miki, a nine-year Shooto veteran, saw a disappointing decision go to Czar Sklavos in the semifinals of VTJ’s Flyweight Tournament.

Previously Announced

The main event will be the Lightweight Championship as Satoru Kitaoka will defend his title against Yoshiyuki Yoshida. There will be four women’s matches and five DEEP versus Pancrase matches. The event has 22 fights lined up so far, starting at 3pm on December 31st, 2014. The event will use the cage.

DEEP DREAM IMPACT
December 31, 2014
Saitama Super Arena
Tokyo, Japan
New matches announced:
Flyweight
Tatsumitsu Wada ??????????Former DEEP Champion
Ryuichi Miki ??????????Shooto Champion
Flyweight
Yuki Motoya ?????CB IMPACT?DEEP???????DEEP Champion
Matt Manzanares ???????????Black Dragon Martial Arts?Former RFA Champion
Featherweight
Tomoya Kato ?????????
Kil Young-Bok ???????????? ?????/???? ???
K-Taro Nakamura ????????????
TBA
Previous matches announced:
Lightweight Championship
Satoru Kitaoka ?????LOTUS?DEEP???????DEEP Champion
Yoshiyuki Yoshida ????????? ???????
Featherweight
Tatsunao Nagakura ??????????DEEP Champion
TBA
Flyweight
Yoshiro Maeda ????????????????
Haruo Ochi ??????????????
DEEP vs Pancrase Featherweight
Kazunori Yokota ?????????DEEP????????DEEP Champion
ISAO Kobayashi ISAO?????) Pancrase Champion
DEEP vs Pancrase Bantamweight
Takafumi Otsuka ?????AACC?DEEP Champion
Shintaro Ishiwatari ??????CAVE?Pancrase Champion
DEEP vs Pancrase Flyweight
Yuya Shibata ??MONKEY????????????STYLE?
Kiyotaka Shimizu ?????TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A?Pancrase Champion
DEEP vs Pancrase Lightweight
Yasuaki Kishimoto ????????????????)
Yoshiaki Takahashi ??“Bancho”?????????????
DEEP vs Pancrase Bantamweight
Toshiaki Kitada ??????????????vs
Taichi Nakajima ??????????????
Featherweight
Hiroyuki Takaya ??????????
Mizuto Hirota ?????CAVE?
Shizuka Sugiyama ?????
Leica ???
Satoko Shinashi??????
Hamada Rika ????
Ayaka Hamasaki ????
V.V Mei Yamaguchi
Emi Tomimatsu ????
Emi Fujino ????
Bantamweight
Makoto Kamaya ???
Yoshiki Harada ?????
Flyweight
Sota Kojima ????
Masato Kobayashi ????
Hiroto Sakuma ????
ROY
Hidetora ??
Ten Sato ???
Naoyuki Kato ????
Yuma Horiuchi ????

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