Nightmare of Battle Reports:
– 21-7-2 MMA Record
– 5 Fight Win Streak
– Notable Wins: Daiki “DJ” Hata, Yoshiro Maeda, Jorge Gurgel
– 11-4-5 MMA Record
– 2 Fight Win Streak
– Notable Wins: Jong Man Kim
DEEP bantamweight champion, Masakazu Imanari defends his title against Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura at DEEP 52 Impact. The event takes place on February 25th at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Masakazu Imanari is currently riding a five-fight win streak, including victories Daiki “DJ” Hata, Tomoya Miyashita, and Justin Cruz. Imanari is known for his elite grappling and he displayed it in full effect when he forced a tap from Cruz with a omoplata/rear naked choke combo at DEEP: Cage Impact 2009. His most recent loss was against Bibiano Fernandes in the second round of the DREAM featherweight tournament.
Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura has won six out of his last seven fights, most recent victory was a unanimous decison over Tatsumitsu Wada at DEEP 50 Impact. In 2o professional fights Nakamura has never been submitted, but that stat will be tested against Imanari.