by Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
Imanari against Joachim Hansen in Pride Bushido (pictured above)
DEEP 25 Results: Imanari upset by Paixao
Pride Bushido veteran and DEEP Featherweight Champion Masakazu Imanari was upset by 2005 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Fredson Paixao by majority decision at DEEP 25. Paixao showed excellent ground skills in this fight as he outmaneuvered Imanari on the ground and mounted Imanari in the first round. For the rest of the fight Paixao was able to escape any submissions that Imanari threw at him en route to a decision win.
Also on the card were Pride Bushido veterans, Jutaro Nakao and Ryuta Sakurai who both scored victories. Nakao scored a TKO stoppage over Pancrase veteran Kousei Kubota in the second round at 2:08. Sakurai got the submission victory over French fighter Xavier Foupa-Pokam with an armbar at 4:47 of the first round.
Shigeyuki Uchiyama (Team GRABAKA) defeated Andre Nishino (INFIGHT) by TKO via punches at 2:29 of the second round.
Yuki Ito (A-Square) defeated LUIZ (Zendokai Yokohama) by submission via guillotine choke at 3:01 of the first round.
Hiroshi Kobayashi (U-FILE Camp Noborito) defeated Chikara Sato (SK Absolute) by KO via knee at 0:07 of the first round.
Tomohiko Hori (Freelance) defeated Kazutaka Omigawa (Mach Dojo) by TKO via punches at 4:55 of the first round.
82 KG, 2R 5M
Kim Dong Hyun (CMA KPW) defeated Tomoyoshi Iwamiya (Takada Dojo) by unanimous decision at full time limit.
Open, 2R 5M
Anthony Netzler (TEAM Boon!) defeated Muscle Hiranuma (Club EDO) by KO via right uppercut at 0:20 of the first round.
67 KG, 2R 5M
Takeshi Yamazaki (Team GRABAKA) defeated Isamu Sugiuchi (Team ROKEN) by unanimous decision at full time limit.
76 KG, 2R 5M
Hidehiko Hasegawa (SK Absolute) and Ryan Bow (Kaminari Dojo) fought to a split draw at full time limit.
83 KG, 3R 5M
Roan Carneiro (Brazilian Top Team) defeated Daisuke Ishii (Freelance) by unanimous decision at full time limit.
68 KG, 3R 5M
Fredson Paixao (Gracie Barra Combat Team) defeated Masakazu Imanari (Team ROKEN) by majority decision at full time limit.
76 KG, 3R 5M
Jutaro Nakao (Freelance) defeated Kousei Kubota (Freelance) by TKO via soccer kicks at 2:08 of the second round.
DEEP Women’s Flyweight Championship
48 KG, 2R 5M
Hisae Watanabe (Freelance) defeated Satoko Shinashi (Freelance) by KO via right straight at 3:54 of the first round.
83 KG, 3R 5M
Ryuta Sakurai (R-BLOOD) defeated Xavier Foupa-Pokam (TEAM Boon!) by submission via armbar at 4:47 of the first round.