Former DEEP Welterweight Champ Seichi Ikemoto will say goodbye to the world of mixed martial arts when he takes on the legendary Ryo Chonan in April, and he will do it in his hometown of Osaka.
Ikemoto has enjoyed a twelve year career which has seen him fight for Shooto, DEEP, PRIDE and DREAM. With a record of 21-18-5, the 37 year old veteran has not had the most consistent career, his biggest successes came when he captured the DEEP Welterweight Championship back in 2008 and qualifying for DREAM’s Welterweight GP in 2009. Always an entertaining fighter, Ikemoto is known for his unorthodox striking, including his “double punch” specialty which won him the DEEP belt.
This will mark Chonan’s first fight in over a year. The PRIDE and DEEP veteran was last seen in a losing effort to fellow JMMA legend, Hayato Sakurai