On Sun., Aug. 23, 2009, Ryo Chonan made his homecoming to the Japanese DEEP organization by taking on Jutaro Nakao in the main event at “DEEP – 43 Impact” at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. In the first round, Chonan picked Nakao apart with powerful leg kicks. In rounds two and three, Chonan took Nakao to the canvas and used ground and pound attacks to grind out a unanimous decision. It was a sweet victory for Chonan who was released by the UFC following a loss to T.J. Grant back in April.
There were two titles on the line at “DEEP – 43 Impact.” Takafumi Otsuka upset the champ Dokonjonosuke Mishima by unanimous decision to take home the featherweight title, and in his first bantamweight title defense Masakau Imanari defeated Tomohiko Hori also by unanimous decision.
In the shortest fight of the night, Bernard Ackah knocked out Ryushi Yanagisawa in just seven seconds. As the fight began, Yanagisawa reached out his hand to touch gloves but instead was met with a head kick that sent him to the canvas. Ackah finished him off with punches, and that was that.
Here are the full results from “DEEP – 43 Impact.”
- Main Event
- Ryo Chonan def. Jutaro Nakao by unanimous decision
- Featherweight Title Fight
- Takafumi Otsuka def. Dokonjonosuke Mishima by unanimous decision
- Bantamweight Title Fight
- Masakazu Imanari def. Tomohiko Hori by unanimous decision
- Undercard Fights
- Bernard Ackah def. Ryushi Yanagisawa by TKO (head kick – punches) 0:07 Rd 1
- Toshiaki Kitada def. Zach Makovsky by submission (rear-naked choke) 4:22 R1
- Koichiro Matsumoto def. Shunichi Shimizu by unanimous decision
- Hans Stringer def. Yuji Sakuragi by TKO (punches) 2:11 R2
- Won Sik Park def. Yuichi Ikari by submission (rear-naked choke) 4:58 R1
- Yoshitomo Watanabe def. Pat Ayuyu by TKO (punches) 4:56 R2
- Yuki Ito vs. Sadao Kondo ended in a draw
- Yasuhiro Kawasaki def. Tomoya Kato by unanimous decision
- Masato Kataoka def. Hideyuki Noro by submission (armbar) 2:44 R1
- Tatsuya Tsuchida def. KZ KZ by submission (rear-naked choke) 3:11 R1
If you have never seen a “DEEP” event, check out the PRO MMA (promma.info) fight video page.
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