UFC 251: Usman vs. Masvidal is this weekend!
Three title fights are scheduled for UFC Fight Island on Saturday, July 11. Order the PPV now on ESPN+.
Now it’s time for the men to show out much like the women did, capped off by Tomo Maesawa’s title defense.
In the night’s main event, 24-year-old stud Koji Takeda looked to make the first defense of his DEEP lightweight title following the first loss of his career at RIZIN 15. He took on Juri Ohara, a near-40-fight veteran who Takeda defeated in 2018 to earn a shot at Satoru Kitaoka’s lightweight championship.
In the co-main event, one of Japanese MMA’s most well-travelled journeymen competed as 43-year-old UFC, PRIDE, Shooto, and DREAM veteran Michihiro Omigawa returned against Akihiko Mori. Also on the card; DEEP welterweight king Ryuichiro Sumimura faced Yoshitomo Watanabe in non-title action, noted action-hero Shoji Maruyama returned against Makoto Kamaya, cult-favorite Kosuke “Rambo” Suzuki faced Chikara Shimabukuro, and two-division DEEP title-challenger Koichi Ishizuka returned.
Check out the full results from DEEP 92 Impact below!
DEEP Lightweight Championship:
Koji Takeda def. Juri Ohara via Technical Decision (20-18×3, 19-19×2)
-> Takeda defends.
–> Fight was stopped following a foul in round two, Ohara couldn’t continue.
—> Trilogy fight between the two is confirmed.
Michihiro Omigawa def. Akihiko Mori via TKO (Referee Stoppage) at 1:59 of Round 1
Takahiro Ashida def. Tatsunao Nagakura via Unanimous Decision (29-28×3)
Tatsuya Mizuno def. Ryo Sakai via DQ (Foul) in Round 2
Ryuichiro Sumimura def. Yoshitomo Watanabe via Submission (RNC) at 2:30 of Round 3
Shoji Maruyama def. Makoto Kamaya via KO (Punches) at 1:47 of Round 3
Chihiya Yoneyama def. Koichi Ishizuka via TKO (Knees & Punches) at 4:28 of Round 1
Kosuke Suzuki def. Chikara Shimabukuro via Submission (Guillotine) at 0:50 of Round 1
Ryota Oki def. Ryuji Takashio via TKO (Strikes) at 4:47 of Round 1