Koji Takeda to defend lightweight title at Deep 92
Having suffered the first defeat of his entire career at Rizin 15 earlier this year Koji Takeda will be looking to get back to winning ways next month. He has a lightweight title defence against Juri Ohara booked for Deep 92 on October 22nd.
Takeda (8-1) claimed the title by beating Satoru Kitaoka at Deep 86 last year. The 24 year old was rewarded with a Rizin contract but lost his undefeated record after dropping a decision to Damien Brown.
Ohara (25-16-3) is significantly more experienced. The two men fought at Deep 85 last August and Takeda claimed a unanimous decision win on that occasion.
Also in action at the Korakuen Hall will be UFC veteran Michihiro Omigawa (18-14-1). He has been booked to face Akihiko Mori (10-8-1) in a featherweight fight.
Reigning Deep middleweight champion Tatsuya Mizuno (21-12-1) will be competing in a light heavyweight non title fight. The 38 year old has won six in a row for Deep and has been matched with Ryo Sakai (8-9).
As previously announced Takahiro Ashida faces Tatsunao Nagakura in a featherweight fight while flyweights Kosuke Suzuki and Chikara Shimabukuro are also set to face off.
Deep-Jewels 26 is set for the same venue on the previous night.