Koji Takeda faces Juri Ohara for the third time at Deep 93
Deep 93 is set for Tokyo on December 15th and will feature two title fights. In the main event Koji Takeda will put his lightweight belt on the line in a trilogy bout with Juri Ohara.
Takeda (9-1) beat Ohara by technical decision at Deep 92. The fight was stopped prematurely when the challenger was unable to continue due to a low blow, but only three of the five judges saw it in favour of the champion.
The two first met at Deep 85 last year with Takeda taking a unanimous decision win. He would go on to establish himself as the promotion’s lightweight champion before suffering the first defeat of his career at Rizin 15.
The co-headliner pits Roque Martinez (23-5-2) against Seigo Mizuguchi (14-17). The former will be defending his Deep openweight title for the second time.
The card also sees the return of Naoki Inoue (11-2). The UFC veteran has been booked to face Toshiaki Kitada (22-12-4) in a bantamweight bout at Ota Ward Gymnasium on December 15th.
Inoue made his name as a flyweight with Deep before signing with the UFC. However he is coming off a decision loss at CFFC 72 and hasn’t won a fight since 2017.