A busy weekend of Asian mixed martial arts (MMA) got underway in Tokyo last Friday night (April 26, 2013) with Deep 62, followed by URCC 23 in Manila and Legend FC 11 in Kuala Lumpur. Full results and recaps with a bevy of title changes, inside.
DEEP 62 will be one of the most stacked fight cards in the recent history of the Japanese promotion with three title fights and the return of Akihiro Gono, who officially retired from MMA after losing to Bellator's Michael Chandler last May.
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On Sunday, DREAM officially announced that Japanese lightweight kingpin Shinya Aoki would face MFC and UFC veteran Antonio McKee at the 'Fight for Japan' charity event on May 29th at Saitama Super Arena.