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WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING - GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP

18-FIGHT CARD HIGHLIGHTED WITH 6 INTERNATIONAL MATCHES AT WSOFGC.COM

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Fight Scheduled for December 17th at Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan

                TOKYO, JAPAN  December 15, 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.

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.

                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.

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