WSOF GC 4 DEEP VS GLOBAL Weigh-Ins Results

WSOF GC 4 DEEP VS GLOBAL Weigh-Ins  Results
World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) and DEEP Fighting Championships have finished with their weigh-ins for WSOF-GC 4 DEEP VS GLOBAL. The main event between Lawrence DiGiulio (125) and Yusaku Nakamura (125) both weighed in for their flyweight title fight without incident.
At a press conference held immediately after weigh-ins, both DiGiulio and Nakamura expressed their enthusiasm for tomorrow’s match up. Nakamura started off by saying, “I really enjoy testing my skills against international opponents. Lawrence gave me a very tough fight when we first fought in February. I want tough fights. I think our styles make for a very exciting match and to do it for a world championship makes it even more thrilling.”
DiGiulio added, “It is very exciting to have this opportunity to fight in Japan once again. I think the judges got it wrong the first time we fought. I am not making excuses though. I went back and worked on strengthening some things to perfect my game. Yusaku is a very hard-hitting, exciting fighter. I expect he is going to bring his best tomorrow and so am I. Only this time, I think the result will be different.”
Jason Lilly, Vice President of Operations, concluded with, “Both of these guys gave us a Fight of the Night back in February. I very much expect they will bring the same tomorrow. There is a lot of mutual respect between these two, but make no mistake, these guys aren’t friends. Both guys have done our organization proud and either of them will make a fine representative as our very first Flyweight World Champion. Our team at WSOF Global wants to thank Mr. Shigeru Saeki and DEEP Fighting Championships for allowing us the opportunity to co-promote this special event with them.”
                Unfortunately, things did not go as smoothly for the WSOF-GC Bantamweight match. Japan’s Takafumi Otsuka easily came in at 135, but his opponent, Brazil’s Fernando Vieira, missed weight on his first attempt, coming in at 142. Otsuka and his team agreed to give Vieira additional time due to his travel to make it to 135. Otsuka added, “I don’t want any excuses. I want the best that he can bring me. If he does not make the weight, it won’t be because I didn’t give him the opportunity. I came prepared to win this title. He should have been equally prepared. I am upset that he did not, but again, I don’t want excuses. I want a tough fight and to become the first WSOF Global Bantamweight World Champion.”
                The feature match of the night, between Masakazi Imanari and Tatsunao Nagakura, both came in under the 145lb limit for their DEEP Featherweight Championship match. All other fighters made weight without incident.
Unofficial Weights Below
Yusaku Nakamura (125) vs Lawrence DiGiulio (125)
Masakazi Imanari (145) vs Tatsunao Nagakura (145)
Takafumi Otsuka (135) vs Fernando Vieira (142)
Masanori Kanehara (135) vs Charlie Alaniz (135)
Toshiaki Kitada (135) vs Koichi Ishizuka (135)
Yoshiyuki Yoshida (170) vs Yoshiyuki Katahira (170)
Kosuke Suzuki (115) vs Tetsuo Nakanishi (115)
Haruo Ochi (115) vs Yutaro Muramoto (115)
Makoto Kamaya (135) vs Sung Jae Kim (135)
Shoma Shibisai (265) vs Ryo Sakai (265)
Shigetoshi Iwase (155) vs Kimihiro Eto (155)
Daisuke Endo (135) vs Jin Soo Sun (135)
Luiz Andrade (155) vs Shintaro Agatsuma (155)
Takuya Maruoka (125) vs Makoto Takahashi (125)
Fujito Hasegawa (135) vs Hiroyuki Kobayashi (135)
Seita Katsuki (145) vs Takanori Takahashi (145)
Kazuhide Shirota (135) vs Taito Kubota (135)
Yasutaka Ishigami (125) vs Naoto Ayuta (125)
Fight fans from around the world can watch these bouts and the entire 18-fight card, starting LIVE at 9:30pm PST on December 16 for just $9.99 at wsofgc.com. WSOF Global will host WSOF-GC 4 DEEP vs GLOBAL at Differ Ariake Arena on December 17, 2016 at 14:30JST (UTC +9). Tickets start at ¥6500 with VIP seating available for ¥16,000. Tickets are now on sale at http://deep2001.tstar.jp/
This year WSOF Global has brought together more than 15 MMA promotions on 6 continents for fans under one common banner, including DEEP, which has hosted over 300 events since their inception in 2001. These fights will be making their way into the WSOF Global Fight Library at wsofgc.com, as will future fights available live. There are currently five events online at wsofgc.com, including DEEP 76, DEEP 77, DEEP CAGE IMPACT 2016, DEEP JEWELS 12, and DEEP JEWELS 13. MMA fans can watch all of these fights, as well as those from all other affiliates at WSOFGC.com.
                World Series of Fighting Global’s ultimate mission is to bring together the best athletes from countries and organizations across the world to compete for a true, globally-recognized world champion. Media inquiries should be sent to Jason Lilly, Vice President of Operations of World Series of Fighting Global, at jlilly@wsof.asia. Follow them on Twitter @WSOFGlobal
About DEEP Fighting Championships:
Founded in 2001 by the promoter Shigeru Saeki, DEEP Fighting Championships (DEEP FC) is a championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) series dedicated to not just showcasing the top MMA athletes in Asia but also promote the sport with many interesting and experimental approaches – promote both ring and cage events, resurrect the careers of big-name stars, provide athletes from other sports such as kick boxers, sumo wrestlers, pro-wrestlers, and ex-pro baseball players, the opportunity to test their skills in MMA. Also, DEEP implement various rules from North American unified rules, PRIDE rules to Kick Boxing and Shoot Boxing rules. 
The operation is based in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan, DEEP FC is one of the longest running premier MMA promotions in the world.
In addition to MMA series, DEEP FC also promotes grappling series named DEEP X, kick boxing series named DEEP KICK, and senior fighters’ series named DEEP HERO and “Oyaji” DEEP.
DEEP FC is currently broadcasted by Sky Perfect TV / Fighting Network Samurai in Japan, Fight Network in Canada and UK, and recently, inked the deal with Abema TV, an internet TV station created by TV Asahi and Cyber Agent. 

WSOF is rolling out a mega 18-fight card with two world title fights this Saturday in Tokyo

WSOF is rolling out a mega 18-fight card with two world title fights this Saturday in Tokyo
World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) is rolling out a mega 18-fight card with two world title fights this Saturday, December 17, by presenting WSOF-GC 4 DEEP VS GLOBAL. The main event will feature THE REMATCH between USA’s Lawrence DiGiulio and Japan’s Yusaku Nakamura, to take place in Tokyo at Differ Ariake Arena, for the WSOF-GC Flyweight Title.  The co-main event will be for the inaugural WSOF-GC Bantamweight Title, pitting Brazil’s Fernando Vieira vs Japan’s Takafumi Otsuka. The feature match of the night is for the vacant DEEP Featherweight Championship, pitting the legendary Masakazu Imanari against rising contender Tatsunao Nagakura.
The event will take place as part of a spirited event with their Japanese affiliate organization, DEEP Fighting Championships. In addition to the two international WSOF GLOBAL World Title fights above, and the DEEP Featherweight Title bout, four additional international bouts will be highlighted on the card featuring a previously announced bantamweight match between Japan’s Masanori Kanehara (25-13-5) and Australia’s Charlie Alaniz (8-1).
Two additional international bantamweight matchups will also be on the card, including South South Korea’s Jin Soo Son (5-2-2) against Daisuke Endo (14-10-2). Another South Korea vs Japan matchup will pit Sung Jae Kim (5-5) against veteran Makoto Kamaya (27-15-4).  The first international match of the night places Brazil’s Luiz Andrade (18-17-6) against young upstart, Shintaro Agatsuma (2-0), in a lightweight battle.
Despite giving up a lot of experience to Endo, Son has shown strong promise having defeated other standout veterans, including 17-win Yusuke Kagiyama. Kim, who is a late replacement for the undefeated Jae Woong Byun, shares a 2-fight win streak with Kamaya. Andrade’s karate expertise will be strongly tested against Agatsuma’s muay thai skills.
WSOF Global will host WSOF-GC 4 DEEP vs GLOBAL at Differ Ariake Arena on December 17, 2016 at 14:30JST (UTC +9). Tickets start at ¥6500 with VIP seating available for ¥16,000. Tickets are now on sale at http://deep2001.tstar.jp/.  The event will air live in the USA at wsofgc.com on December 16 at 9:30pm PST.
This year WSOF Global has brought together more than 15 MMA promotions on 6 continents for fans under one common banner, including DEEP, which has hosted over 300 events since their inception in 2001. These fights will be making their way into the WSOF Global Fight Library at wsofgc.com, as will future fights available live. There are currently five events online at wsofgc.com, including DEEP 76, DEEP 77, DEEP CAGE IMPACT 2016, DEEP JEWELS 12, and DEEP JEWELS 13. MMA fans can watch all of these fights, as well as those from all other affiliates at WSOFGC.com.

UFC Veterans Yoshiyuki Toshida and Masanori Kanhera Front and Center at WSOF-GC 4

UFC  Veterans Yoshiyuki Toshida and Masanori Kanhera Front and Center at WSOF-GC 4

Fight Scheduled for December 17th at Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan
                TOKYO, JAPAN  December 14, 2016  World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) is rolling out a mega 18-fight card with two world title fights this Saturday, December 17, by presenting WSOF-GC 4 DEEP VS GLOBAL. The main event will feature THE REMATCH between USA’s Lawrence DiGiulio and Japan’s Yusaku Nakamura, to take place in Tokyo at Differ Ariake Arena, for the WSOF-GC Flyweight Title.  The co-main event will be for the inaugural WSOF-GC Bantamweight Title, pitting Brazil’s Fernando Vieira vs Japan’s Takafumi Otsuka. The feature match of the night is for the vacant DEEP Featherweight Championship, pitting the legendary Masakazu Imanari against rising contender Tatsunao Nagakura.
In addition to the three championship matches, there is a lot more excitement in other main card action. UFC veterans, Yoshiyuki Yoshida and Masanori Kanehara, will be looking to impress their Japanese fans and take the global spotlight once more. 
Yoshida (18-8) will take on Yoshiyuki Katahira (9-4-2) in the first round of DEEP’s Welterweight Grand Prix. Yoshida, who notched victories in the UFC against War Machine and Brandon Wolff, having also defeated Dan Hardy and Phil Baroni in his career, will be returning to the 170lb division for the first time since 2012. Katahira, who fought exclusively for DEEP from 2011 until early 2015, will be looking to end a recent 3-fight skid that saw him fight in Japan, UAE, and Russia. 
Kanehara (25-13-5) will make his return to Japan against Australia’s Charlie Alaniz (8-1). Kanehara, who departed the UFC with a victory against Alex Caceras, also has notable wins against Michihiro Omigawa, Kid Yamamoto, and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. Alaniz, the #1 ranked flyweight in Australia and contestant on the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter, is moving up a weight class and taking the bout on less than a week’s notice after Northern Mariana Islands’ Roman Alvarez suffered a groin and hamstring injury in training.
Fight fans from around the world can watch these bouts and the entire 18-fight card, starting LIVE at 9:30pm PST on December 16 for just $9.99 at wsofgc.com. WSOF Global will host WSOF-GC 4 DEEP vs GLOBAL at Differ Ariake Arena on December 17, 2016 at 14:30JST (UTC +9). Tickets start at ¥6500 with VIP seating available for ¥16,000. Tickets are now on sale at http://deep2001.tstar.jp/.  
This year WSOF Global has brought together more than 15 MMA promotions on 6 continents for fans under one common banner, including DEEP, which has hosted over 300 events since their inception in 2001. These fights will be making their way into the WSOF Global Fight Library at wsofgc.com, as will future fights available live. There are currently five events online at wsofgc.com, including DEEP 76, DEEP 77, DEEP CAGE IMPACT 2016, DEEP JEWELS 12, and DEEP JEWELS 13. MMA fans can watch all of these fights, as well as those from all other affiliates at WSOFGC.com.

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Novotel, Araneta Center, June 23, 2016 – The World Series of Fighting – Global Championship had a press conference in Novotel Araneta Center. The WSOF-GC promotes the upcoming match of the filipinos versus foreign fighters. 

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WSOF-GC : PHILIPPINES VS THE WORLD – PRESS CONFERENCE

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING – GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP
PHILIPPINES VS THE WORLD
JULY 30 @ SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
The World Series of Fighting – Global Championship held a press conference on July 23 at the Novotel Araneta Center, to announce and promote five Filipino fighters battling fighters from around the world. 
Mario Sismundo (3-1) will be taking on Keremuaili Maimaitituoheti (5-3) from China. 
Jujeath Nagaowa (2-0) is going against Malaysia’s Audreylaura Boniface (1-1). 
Neil Laraño (2-0) will be taking on Pakistan’s Ahmed “Wolverine” Mujtaba (6-0). 
Jenelyn Olsim (2-0) is going against Brazil’a Nayara Hemily (3-3). 
And finally Jessdan Dela Peña will be taking on the pro debut of Malaysia’s Kelvin Ong.
It was also revealed that one lucky fan is going to win one million pesos at the night of the fight. The winning ticket number will be drawn and announced during the fight, now that makes someone other than the winning fighters walk away with a big smile at that night. WSOF-GC will host WSOF-GC 3 Philippines at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 30, tickets start at PHP300
 with ring side seats available at PHP4000. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.ticketnet.com.ph/WSOF-GC3-Philippines–Smart-Araneta-Coliseum/EventDetails/431 .
(Featuring Fighters : Jenelyn Olsim, Mario Sismundo, Neil Laraño, Jessdan Dela Peña and Jujeath Nagaowa)
 (Jenelyn Olsim)
 (Neil Laraño)
 (Dunesa Hesser)
 (Mario Sismundo)
(Neil Laraño & Mario Sismundo)