DEEP JEWELS 15 – 05/20/2017: 12-year old Momo takes on Yamasaki


DEEP announced the first set of fight cards of DEEP JEWELS 15.

Out of four fights revealed, the most intriguing fight has got to be the only amateur fight announced so far.

A 43 kg & under bout between Momoko Yamasaki and a 12-year old Momo.

It’s amazing that a 12-year old is fighting an adult in the MMA bout. Sure, in the ammy rules of DEEP JEWELS, striking to the head on the ground is not allowed. And, both fighters will be wearing head gears. Yet, Momo is just a seventh grader. On top of this, she weighs about 39 kg so Momo is basically giving up about 9 lbs to fight an adult.

Another interesting thing about Momo is that she is from Hakuhinkai Karate.

Its the same team that has produced bunch of very good talents such as Mizuki, Naoki Inoue, and Yukari Yamaguchi.

In contrary, Momo’s opponent, Yamasaki, is a former street-fighter turned the very first woman to fight in The Outsider.

Apparently, Yamasaki was bullied in junior high school. That experience triggered her to basically became a delinquent which lead to series of “tale of triumphs on the street.” Well, according to the press release from DEEP.

In Mizuki’s facebook page (, just few seconds but Momo’s training videos are uploaded.

Its hard to tell from these videos but looks like she moves well.

Momo maybe the another good talent coming out of Hakushinkai Karate.

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
At Shinjuku FACE, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – 17:30
Fight Starts – 18:00

Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):

Atomweight Bout 5 min / 2R
SARAMI (Japan / Pancrase-ism Yokohama) vs Tomo Maezawa (Japan / Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA)

Atomweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Yuko Kiryu (Japan / BRAVE) vs Natsuki Shimomakise (Japan / Personal Styles)

Atomweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Madoka (Japan / ALLIANCE) vs Mitsuki Furuse (Japan / Y&K MMA ACAMDEMY)

Amateur Rules 43 kg & Under Bout 3 min / 2R
Momoko Yamazaki (Japan / CRAZY ARMAMENT) vs Momo (Japan / Karatedo Hakushinkai)


report by Shu Hirata
photo courtesy of Bout Review (