Completed MMA Event

DEEP 62 Impact

DEEP 62 Impact
  • Friday 04.26.2013 at 04:00 AM ET
  • Promotion: DEEP
  • Ownership: Shigeru Saeki
  • Venue: Tokyo Dome City Hall
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • MMA Bouts: 14
  • Promotion Links:
  • Event Links:

Fight Card

Fight Predictions

Tapology members can make predictions for upcoming MMA & Boxing fights. DEEP 62 Impact is closed for new predictions. 200 total members made predictions on this event, breaking down as follows below.

Leaderboard of the best predictions by member: DEEP 62 Impact Leaderboard

DEEP 62 Impact Wiki Update Wiki

DEEP 62 IMPACT was a Japanese MMA event that took place on April 26, 2013 at the TDC Hall in Tokyo, Japan.


The event had 3 title fights in which all saw new titleholders be crowned.


In the first title fight of the night, American gaijin Dan Hornbuckle defeated Yuya Shirai by unanimous decision to become the 5th DEEP welterweight titleholder and the first gaijin DEEP welterweight titleholder. After the fight, Hornbuckle called out Shirai's trainer, Ryo Chonan and expressed he wanted to make his first title defense against him.


In the second title fight of the night, DJ.taiki defeated Yoshiro Maeda by TKO in 1:41 of round 2 for the second time in his career in the third fight between them to win the DEEP bantamweight title. Previously both men had competed on 2 occasions trading victories between them including a previous TKO victory in 0:35 of round 2 on March 19, 2006 at Pancrase Blow 2 for DJ.taiki and a split decision win on August 27, 2006 at Pancrase Blow 6 for Maeda.


In the main event and third title fight of the night, Satoru Kitaoka defeated Daisuke Nakamura by unanimous decision to win the DEEP lightweight title. Kitaoka's offense consisted of taking Nakamura down and transitioning and grinding on top of Nakamura to a decision. The fans booed Kitaoka continuously throughout the fight. Despite being booed, Kitaoka still thanked the fans for coming out and staying at the event until the end.


The card also featured a DEEP flyweight title eliminator fight which saw Tatsumitsu Wada earn a DEEP flyweight title shot against DEEP flyweight titleholder Yuki Motoya by defeating Yusaku Nakamura by KO in 2:10 of the first round.


DEEP 62 IMPACT also had  Masanori Kanehara defeat gaijin Wade Choate by submission in 4:16 of the first round with an arm-triangle choke and Akihiro Gono make his full time MMA return in the welterweight division losing by TKO to Taisuke "Goten" Okuno in 2:07 of round 2.


The card also featured Katsuya Toida announce his retirement from MMA after losing a unanimous decision to Seiji Akao after a long 15 year career that began in 1998. With the lose, Toida retired with a record of 13-13-3 (1 NC) including wins over skilled grappler Baret Yoshida and Shooto veteran Yusuke Yachi.

Last updated 04.27.2013, 3:53 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

  • MMA Junkie : Undefeated Jack Shore draws ranked Ricky Simon at UFC Fight Night on July 16
  • MMA Junkie : Aleksandar Rakic to undergo surgery for torn ACL after loss to Jan Blachowicz
  • MMAFighting.com : Jack Shore vs. Ricky Simon set for July 16 UFC event
  • MMAFighting.com : Eagle FC 47 finalized with 11 bouts, Junior Dos Santos vs. Yorgan De Castro headlines
  • MMA Junkie : USADA suspends UFC's Ashlee Evans-Smith after she was 'incorrectly prescribed' steroid
  • MMAFighting.com : Tony Ferguson: Michael Chandler used my move to knock me out
  • MMA Junkie : Battle of the Bills: UFC books Bill Algeo vs. Billy Quarantillo for July 16
  • UFC.com : GameDay Ready Empowers The Hardest Workers In The Room
  • MMA Junkie : Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves added to UFC 277 on July 30
  • MMAFighting.com : Dustin Poirier now willing to fight Colby Covington: ‘He’s knows what’s happened in the gym’
  • MMA Junkie : Cain Velasquez attorney sees silver lining after bail denied: 'Court opined he has a viable defense'
  • UFC.com : Fight By Fight Preview | UFC Fight Night: Holm vs Vieira
  • MMAFighting.com : Michael Page reacts to controversial loss to Logan Storley at Bellator 281: ‘He didn’t come to inflict damage, he came to survive’
  • UFC.com : Get To Know Heavyweight Mitchell Sipe | THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM PEÑA VS TEAM NUNES
  • MMA Junkie : Dustin Poirier 'pissed off' he opened door to fight 'phony' Colby Covington, but needs activity
  • UFC.com : Get To Know Heavyweight Mohammed Usman | THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM PEÑA VS TEAM NUNES
  • MMAFighting.com : Watch The MMA Hour with Ferguson, Poirier, Page and Daley now
  • UFC.com : Chase Hooper Knows He Belongs
  • MMA Junkie : Scott Coker isn't so sure about Paul Daley actually being retired after Bellator 281
  • MMA Junkie : 'Cain Velasquez has no respect for human life': Alleged shooting victim speaks out for first time