DEEP JEWELS 19 – 03/10/2018: 16-Year Old Furuse facing Kawamura from The Idol Group Kamen Joshi

A 16-year old Mizuki Furuse is skipping school trip to fight Nanaka Kawamura

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.

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)

Atomweight Bout
Tomo Maezawa (Japan / Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA) vs Yuko Saito (Japan / Akatsuki Dojo)

Flyweight Bout
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)

Atomweight But
Hikaru Aono (Japan / Strapple Shin Yurigaoka) vs Anna Kiriyama (Japan / Zendo-kai)

Flyweight Bout
Yuko “Amiba” Oya (Japan / AACC) vs Hikari (Japan / Philoctetes Niigata)

Atomweight Bout
Yuko Kiryu (Japan / BRAVE) vs Tomomi Souda (Japan / Hide’s Kick)

Atomweight Bout
Ayaka “Ryo The SKY WALKER” Miyata (Japan / BRAVE) vs Midori Sugai (Japan / Paraestra Matsudo)

Atomweight Bout
Mizuki Furuse (Japan / Y&K MMA ACADEMY) vs Nanaka Kawamura (Japan / Kamen Joshi)


Report by Shu Hirata
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