List of Deep champions

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This is a list of DEEP champions at each weight class. DEEP is a Japan-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promoting and sanctioning organization.

Current Champions[edit]

Division Champion Since Defenses
Megatonweight India Singh Jaideep October 17, 2015 0
Light Heavyweight Japan Yoshiyuki Nakanishi April 17, 2010 3
Middleweight South Korea Young Choi October 11, 2015 0
Welterweight Japan Keita Nakamura July 20, 2015 0
Lightweight Japan Satoru Kitaoka April 26, 2013 4
Featherweight Japan Kazunori Yokota February 18, 2012 1
Bantamweight Japan Takafumi Otsuka April 29, 2014 2
Flyweight Japan Tatsumitsu Wada June 26, 2016 0

Men's Championship History[edit]

Megatonweight[edit]

No Weight Limit
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Yūsuke Kawaguchi
def. Shunsuke Inoue
Club DEEP Tokyo "Megaton GP 2008 Final"
Tokyo, Japan
August 2, 2008

1. def. Baru Harn at DEEP 38 Impact on Oct 23, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Seigo Mizuguchi at Deep: 44 Impact on Oct 10, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan
3. def. Roque Martinez at Deep: Cage Impact 2009 on Dec 19, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan

Yusuke Kawaguchi vacated the title in January 2011.
2 Japan Kazuhisa Tazawa
def. Yuji Sakuragi
DEEP 52 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
February 25.2011
3 Georgia (country) Levan Razmadze DEEP 55 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
August 26, 2011

1. def. Ryuta Noji at DEEP 57 Impact on Feb 18, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan

Levan Razmadze vacated the title in February 2012.
4 Japan Ken Hasegawa
def. Seigo Mizuguchi
DEEP 61 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
February 16, 2013

1. def. Hirohide Fujinuma at DEEP 63 Impact on Aug. 25, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Kazuhiro Nakamura at DEEP 65 Impact on Mar. 22, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan

Hasegawa vacated the title when he started competing at a lower weight class.
5 India Singh Jaideep
def. Carlos Toyota
DEEP 73 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
October 17, 2015

Light Heavyweight[edit]

186 to 205 lbs (84 to 93 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Yoshiyuki Nakanishi
def. Ryuta Noji
DEEP 47 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
April 17, 2010

1. def. Bernard Ackah at DEEP 54 Impact on Jun 24, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Yuki Niimura at DEEP 60 Impact on Oct 19, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan
3. def. Shunsuke Inoue at DEEP 66 Impact on Apr 29, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan

Middleweight[edit]

171 to 185 lbs (77 to 84 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Ryuki Ueyama
def. Eiji Ishikawa
DEEP 5 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
June 9, 2002

1. def. Masanori Suda at DEEP 12 Impact on Sep 15, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan

2 Japan Ryuta Sakurai DEEP 17 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
December 8, 2004
3 Japan Ryo Chonan
DEEP 23 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
February 5, 2006

1. def. Ryuta Sakurai at DEEP 28 Impact on Feb 16, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan

Ryo Chonan vacated the title on December 12, 2007.
4 Japan Yuichi Nakanishi
def. Riki Fukuda
DEEP 35 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
May 19, 2008
5 Japan Riki Fukuda Deep: 42 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
June 30, 2009

1. def. Ryuta Sakurai at DEEP 49 Impact on Aug 27, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan

Riki Fukuda vacated the title in October 2010.
6 Japan Kazuhiro Nakamura
def. Young Choi
DEEP 61 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
February 16, 2013
7 Japan Yoshiyuki Nakanishi DEEP 70 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
December 20, 2014
8 South Korea Young Choi DEEP Cage Impact 2015 in Osaka
Osaka, Japan
October 11, 2015

Welterweight[edit]

156 to 170 lbs (70 to 77 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Jutaro Nakao
def. Daisuke Nakamura
DEEP 16 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
October 30, 2004

1. def. Seichi Ikemoto at RealRhythm 3rd Stage on Mar 4, 2006 in Osaka, Japan

2 Japan Hidehiko Hasegawa DEEP 28 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
February 16, 2007

1. drew with Dong Hyun Kim at DEEP 32 Impact on Oct 10, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan

3 Japan Seichi Ikemoto DEEP 36 Impact
Osaka, Japan
July 27, 2008

1. def. Hidetaka Monma at Deep: 40 Impact on Feb 20, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan

4 Japan Yuya Shirai DEEP 45 Impact
Osaka, Japan
January 24, 2010

1. def. Shigetoshi Iwase at DEEP 50 Impact on Oct 24, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Taisuke Okuno at DEEP 56 Impact on Dec 16, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan

5 United States Dan Hornbuckle DEEP 62 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
April 26, 2013
6 Japan Ryo Chonan DEEP - Tribe Tokyo Night
Tokyo, Japan
October 20, 2013
Ryo Chonan won the title in his retirement fight and retired as champion.
7 Japan Yuta Watanabe DEEP - 66 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
April 29, 2014

1. def. Yuya Shirai at DEEP 70 Impact on Dec 20, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan

8 Japan Keita Nakamura DEEP - Cage Impact 2015
Tokyo, Japan
July 20, 2015

Lightweight[edit]

146 to 155 lbs (66 to 70 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Dokonjonosuke Mishima
def. Tomomi "Taisho" Iwama
DEEP 18 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
February 12, 2005
Dokonjonosuke Mishima vacated the title in February 2006.
2 Japan Nobuhiro Obiya
def. Ryan Bow
DEEP 24 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
April 11, 2006
3 Japan Kazunori Yokota
DEEP 28 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
February 16, 2007
4 South Korea Seung-Hwan Bang DEEP 35 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
May 19, 2008
Seung-Hwan Bang vacated the title in October 2008.
5 Japan Katsunori Kikuno
def. Koichiro Matsumoto
Deep: 41 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
April 16, 2009

1. def. Nobuhiro Obiya at DEEP 50 Impact on Oct 24, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan

6 Japan Mizuto Hirota DEEP 55 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
August 26, 2011

1. def. Seichi Ikemoto at DEEP 57 Impact on Feb 18, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan

Mizuto Hirota vacated the title in April 2012.[1]
7 Japan Daisuke Nakamura
def. Yasuaki Kishimoto
DEEP 58 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
June 15, 2012

1. def. Takafumi Ito at DEEP 60 Impact on Oct 19, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan

8 Japan Satoru Kitaoka DEEP 62 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
April 26, 2013

1. def. Naoto Miyazaki at DEEP 66 Impact on Apr 29, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida at DEEP Dream Impact: Omisoka Special on Dec 31, 2014 in Saitama, Japan
3. def. Yuki Okano at DEEP Cage Impact 2015 on July 20, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan
4. def. Kota Shimoishi at DEEP 76 Impact on June 26, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan

Featherweight[edit]

136 to 145 lbs (61 to 66 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Masakazu Imanari
def. Yoshiro Maeda
DEEP 22 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
December 2, 2005

1. def. Tsuyoshi Yamazaki at DEEP 26 Impact on Oct 10, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan

2 Japan Dokonjonosuke Mishima DEEP 35 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
May 19, 2008
3 Japan Takafumi Otsuka Deep: 43 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
August 23, 2009
4 Japan Koichiro Matsumoto DEEP 48 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
July 3, 2010

1. def. Tatsunao Nagakura at DEEP 55 Impact on Aug 26, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan

Koichiro Matsumoto retired on August 26, 2011, thereby vacating the title.
5 Japan Kazunori Yokota
def. Hideki Kadowaki
DEEP 57 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
February 18, 2012

1. def. Katusnori Tsuda at DEEP 66 Impact on Apr 29, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan

Bantamweight[edit]

126 to 135 lbs (57 to 61 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Masakazu Imanari
def. Hiroshi Umemura
DEEP 37 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
August 17, 2008

1. def. Tomohiko Hori at Deep: 43 Impact on Aug 23, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Tomoya Miyashita at DEEP 49 Impact on Aug 27, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan

Masakazu Imanari vacated the title on May 31, 2011.
2 Japan Takafumi Otsuka
def. Hiroshi Nakamura
DEEP 54 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
June 24, 2011
3 Japan Yoshiro Maeda DEEP 57 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
February 18, 2012

1. def. Tatsumitsu Wada at DEEP 59 Impact on Aug 18, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan

4 Japan Daiki Hata DEEP 62 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
April 26, 2013
Daiki Hata vacated the title.
5 Japan Takafumi Otsuka
def. Kenji Osawa
DEEP 66 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
April 29, 2014

1. def. Toshinori Tsunemura at DEEP 69 Impact on Oct 26, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan
2. def. Toshiaki Kitada at DEEP 72 Impact on May 16, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan

Flyweight[edit]

116 to 125 lb (52.6 to 56.7 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Yuki Motoya[2]
def. Akira Kibe
DEEP Nagoya Impact
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
July 22, 2012
2 Japan Tatsumitsu Wada DEEP - 63 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
Aug 25, 2013
3 Japan Yuki Motoya DEEP - 68 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
Aug 23, 2014 1. def. Sota Kojima at Deep: 73 Impact on October 17, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan
Yuki Motoya vacated the title on April 2016.
4 Japan Tatsumitsu Wada
def. Yuya Shibata
DEEP - 76 Impact
Tokyo, Japan
June 26, 2016

Strawweight[edit]

115 lb (52.2 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Kanta Sato vs. Sota Kojima

Women's Championship History[edit]

Openweight[edit]

No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 United States Amanda Lucas
def. Yumiko Hotta
DEEP 57 Impact
Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan
February 18, 2012

Lightweight[edit]

105 lb (48 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Hisae Watanabe
def. Satoko Shinashi
DEEP 25 Impact
Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan
August 4, 2006
2 Japan Miku Matsumoto DEEP 31 Impact
Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan
August 5, 2007

1. def. Misaki Takimoto at DEEP 37 Impact on Aug 17, 2008 in Bunkyō, Tokyo
2. def. Lisa Ward at DEEP TOYAMA Impact on Jun 28, 2009 in Toyama, Toyama

Miku Matsumoto vacated the title on April 17, 2010.

Flyweight[edit]

100 lb (45 kg)
No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Japan Satoko Shinashi
def. Sachiko Yamamoto
DEEP 34 Impact
Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan
February 22, 2008

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