Japan-MMA to Stream DEEP/M-1 Challenge Live From Tokyo


Big news from one of the finest English-language Japanese MMA blogs on the block: Japan-MMA will stream the DEEP/M-1 Challenge 3rd Edition show live from Differ Ariake in Tokyo next Wednesday, April 29th. It's a great card loaded with some very promising young fighters as well as stars like Hidehiko Hasegawa, and one which I did not expect to be able to watch live, so M-1 and Japan-MMA deserve major dap for this.

Here's the complete 18-fight lineup - the only remaining question mark is which fighter will take Riki Fukuda's place at 84kg on Team Japan (above), but an announcement should be made within in the next few days.

Japan vs UK
70kg: Luiz Andrada 8-6-3 vs. 6-7-0 Ian "M-16" Butlin
76kg: Hidehiko Hasegawa 16-11-5 vs. 6-2-0 Simon Phillips
84kg: TBA vs. 10-7-0 Matt Thorpe
92kg: Tatsuya Mizuno 5-4-0 vs. 7-6-0 Tom Blackledge
Over 92kg: Yusuke Kawaguchi 8-0-0 vs. 8-4-1 Rob Broughton

USA Team West vs Korea
70kg: David Jansen 9-0-0 vs. 8-1-0 Nam Yuichul
76kg: Fabio Negao 8-4-0 vs. 7-3-0 Myeon Ho Bae
84kg: Giva Santana 11-1-0 vs. 4-7-0 Min Suk Heo
92kg: Raphael Davis 5-1-0 vs 12-6-0 Jae Young Kim
Over 92kg: Shane Del Rosario 5-0-0 vs. 11-6-0 Lee Sang Soo

France vs Spain
70kg: Maktar Gueye 4-3-0 vs. 3-2-0 Jose Luiz Zapater Aguirre
76kg: Farouk Lakebir 2-3-0 vs. 8-1-0 Jose Beltran
84kg: Christophe Daffreville 2-3-0 vs. Rayco Zebenzui Romero Silva
92kg: Christian M'Pumbu 11-2-1 vs. 2-0-0 Enoc Solves
Over 92kg: Soufian Elgarne vs. 5-1-0 Rogent Lloret

84kg: Karl "Psycho" Amoussou 9-2-1 vs. 4-5-1 Kazuhiro Hamanaka

Opening Fights:
65kg: Tomoaki Ueyama 0-3-0 vs. 2-1-0 Yu Hosokawa
Kosuto Umeda 5-7-3 vs. 3-2-0 Muneyuki Sato

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