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DEEP HALEO Impact: Change of opponent for Kanehara
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:41
Written by BabaluJack
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 09:41


DEEP president Shigeru Saeki confirmed yesterday that Orville Smith has pulled out of his bantamweight bout with former Sengoku Featherweight champion Masanori Kanehara due to “various circumstances”

Kanehara will now take on Tom McKenna, who hails from Louisville Kentucky. McKenna’s young career has seen him go 6-2, five of those win coming via submission. His last fight was at SFL 8 back in November, defeating Hardeep Singh via Barbo Choke.

The bout will mark Kanehara’s third fight at bantamweight, winning his previous two fights in impressive fashion.

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  1. CommentsLouisville MMA’s Tom McKenna travels to Japan for DEEP fight against Masanori Kanehara | BluegrassMMA   |  Sunday, 23 December 2012 at 12:53 am

    [...] reported that McKenna would be filling in short notice against Masanori Kanehara after Kanehara’s original opponent Orville Smith backed out. McKenna seems to always be down for a good scrap and accepted the challenge. Kanehara was a winner of his last two fights and is known for his impressive style.  [...]

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