DEEP rolls out women’s series JEWELS again with a Middleweight Championship bout between Shizuka Sugiyama and Takayo Hashi. DEEP JEWELS 4 takes place on May 18, 2014 and will be live streamed from Tokyo, Japan.
Shizuka Sugiyama is riding a winning streak that extends across two years, with a sole draw coming against Korean newcomer Kim Ji-Yeon. Ironically, Kim also drew with Sugiyama’s opponent Takayo Hashi in her first ROAD FC outing. Sugiyama was a staple of the original JEWELS and as such rightfully claims the shot at the DEEP JEWELS belt. Hashi, a Smackgirl Champ, spent many years of her decade in MMA fighting top international opponents overseas. A title will do much to cement these women’s contributions to the sport. Check out our interview with Hashi here.
VV Mei comes back to Japan after two absolute wars in PXC to fight against warhorse Yukiko Seki. While many women have recently retired from the sport, the JEWELS revival has brought others back onto the scene: Saori Ishioka joins DEEP after a two-year absence against up and comer Sarami, and she’ll be dropping a weight class to do it.
Champ Ham Seo-Hee will fight a kickboxing rules match against Shootbox teenage standout Yuuki Kira. A few JEWELS grapplers make the transition to MMA as Ayaka Miura takes on Thai box champ Ella Wu, and Brittany Ann Decker faces Tomo Maesawa.
DEEP JEWELS 4
May 18, 2014
Live streaming on UStream here
DEEP JEWELS Middleweight Championship (under 61.2kg)
Shizuka Sugiyama (11-3-1) 杉山しずか(禅道会)
Takayo Hashi (14-4-1) 端貴代(和術慧舟會AKZA)
Saori ‘Shooting Star’ Ishioka (12-7) 石岡沙織(禅道会) dropped to (48kg以下)
Satomi Takano (3-3) SARAMI(クラブバーバリアン)
Yuko Kawabata (0-5) 川端佑子(総合格闘技闇愚羅)
Naomi Taniyama (0-2) 谷山尚未(和術彗舟會HEARTS)
Ayaka Miura (0-0) 三浦彩佳（TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A）
Ella Wu (0-0) エラ・ウー（レジェンズ）
Tomo Maesawa (2-3) 前澤智（パラエストラ八戸）
Brittany Decker (0-0) ブリタニー・デッカー（和術慧舟會ＨＥＡＲＴＳ）
Mei Yamaguchi (11-7-1) V.V Meｉ（Ｒｉｋｉ Ｇｙｍ/武徳会
Yukiko Seki (12-23) 関友紀子（ＦＩＧＨＴ ＣＨＩＸ）
MMA rules – no GNP
Shiori Hori (0-1) 堀詩織(k-style)
Maya Dobashi (0-0) 土橋まや(総合格闘技闇愚羅)※ パウンド無し
Ham Seo-Hee ハム・ソヒ（ＣＭＡ ＫＯREA）
Yuuki Kira キラッ☆yuuki（魁塾）