DEEP JEWELS 10 – 11/23/2015: 19-Year Old Judo Prodigy Okubo In Grappling Bout

A 19-year old prodigy from judo, Natsuko Okubo, will be making first "pro event" appearance in the upcoming DEEP JEWELS 10Another interesting prospect from judo is entering into the world of MMA.

Well, technically, not in a full motion yet because she is confirmed for a grappling bout in the upcoming DEEP JEWELS 10.

Her name is Natsumi Okubo. A 19-year old. According to the press release by DEEP, Okubo is currently attending university and she is a "kohai" (younger member of the team) of the current Invicta FC atomweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki.

But its not like Okubo attended same school as Hamasaki. They are both from Yamaguchi prefecture and Hamasaki's judo master during her high school days was Okubo's judo teacher in junior high school.

So, they shared a same judo teacher.

Okubo blossomed as top judo-ka in high school. Placed fifth in the national high school judo championships in her senior year. Now, she is a college student living in Tokyo and instead of continue concentrating on just judo, apparently, Okubo is interested in MMA. And, DEEP president Shigeru Saeki believes "She is a phenomenon that can be the future of Japan's woman's MMA".

However, obviously, Okubo is taking one step at a time. Instead of dive into a pro MMA bout, in DEEP JEWELS 10, Okubo will be competing in a grappling bout.
Not a bad choice because she can get used to competing in a "pro event" environment first.

Her opponent will be announced on a later date.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
At Shinjuku FACE, Tokyo, Japan
Doors Open – 11:00
Fight Starts – 11:30

Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):

Atomweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Emi Tomimatsu (Japan / Paraestra Matsudo) vs Satomi "SARAMI" Takano  (Japan / Club Barbarian)

Atomweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Naho "Sugi Rock" Sugiyama (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai AKZA) vs Mina Kurobe (Japan / Master Japan)

Strawweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Emi Fujino (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishukai GODS) vs Nori DATE (Japan / Team DATE)

Atomweight Bout 5 min / 2R
KAI (Japan / Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA) vs Hana DATE (Japan / Team DATE)

Strawweight Bout 5 min / 2R
Sachiko Fujimori (Japan / Brightness) vs Karei DATE (Japan / Team DATE)

Amateur Bantamweight Bout 3 min / 2R
Reina Miura (Japan / Wajiutsu Keishu-kai HEARTS) vs Nao DATE (Japan / Team DATE)

Confirmed Fighter (s):
Natsumi Okubo (Japan / Glory World)

Ticket Prices:
VIP – 10,000 yen
Counter Seat – 8,000 yen
A – 6,000 yen
General – 5,000 yen
*500 yen more at the door.
**Must also purchase 500 yen drink fee at the door.