This time, Nanaka Kawamura from the idol group Kamen Joshi (Masked Girls), is fighting in the professional MMA bout. Not under the “semi-professional rules” like the last fight.
This is the reason why most Japanese media is just writing about Kawamura.
But let’s not forget about Mitsuki Furuse. The upcoming opponent.
Furuse is only 16 years old. A high school junior.
She began training judo when she was in the seventh grade.
Furuse made a pro debut in February of last year when she was only 15. Furuse did lose this fight, but she took a veteran Yuko Kiryu to a 2-round decision.
She came back strong just three months later, Furuse knocked out Madoka Ishibashi with a left high kick to the head in her fist DEEP JEWELS appearance.
However, Furuse was TKO’d in both August and December to finish year 2017,
Furuse knows this is a big fight at this stage of her career because she is skipping year’s biggest school event, a school trip, to fight Kawamura
She wants to get back into the winning column after two losses in a row.
And, Furuse is facing a famous name which is an opportunity for a high school fighter to sell her name.
However, the majority of fans are expecting and hoping Kawamura to win so this is going to be a very interesting fight because Furuse seemed determined.
DEEP JEWELS 19
Saturday, March 10th, 2018
At Shinjuku FACE, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – 18:00
Fight Starts – 18:30
Confirmed Cards (subject to change):
The Main Event – DEEP JEWELS Atomweight Title Bout – 5 min / 3R
Mina Kurobe (Japan / Master Japan) vs SARAMI (Japan / Pancrase-ism Yokohama)
Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
KING Reina (Japan / FIGHT CLUB 428) vs So Young Park (Korea / Gumi MMA Team Hong)
Tomo Maezawa (Japan / Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA) vs Yuko Saito (Japan / Akatsuki Dojo)
Yukari Nabe (Japan / Paraestra Kashiwa) vs Kana Watanabe (Japan / FIGHTER’S FLOW)
50 Kg & Under Bout
Pan “KAI” Hui (Japan / Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA) vs Mika “ARAMI” Arai (Japan / MIBURO)
Hikaru Aono (Japan / Strapple Shin Yurigaoka) vs Anna Kiriyama (Japan / Zendo-kai)
Yuko “Amiba” Oya (Japan / AACC) vs Hikari (Japan / Philoctetes Niigata)
Yuko Kiryu (Japan / BRAVE) vs Tomomi Souda (Japan / Hide’s Kick)
Ayaka “Ryo The SKY WALKER” Miyata (Japan / BRAVE) vs Midori Sugai (Japan / Paraestra Matsudo)
Mizuki Furuse (Japan / Y&K MMA ACADEMY) vs Nanaka Kawamura (Japan / Kamen Joshi)
Report by Shu Hirata
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