DEEP Jewels 8 will take place on May 31, 2015 in Tokyo Japan. The semifinals and the final match of the Featherweight Grand Prix will be featured.
Also announced are several new matches. Shizuka Sugiyama and Kim Ji-Young will rematch for the right to be the next challenger for Takayo Hashi’s Middleweight title. Sugiyama already knows how hard Hashi can hit since the two of them went at it in May of 2014 for the vacant title. Following that disappointment, Sugiyama rebounded with two wins.
Kim knows Hashi as well, since she battled her to a Draw before at ROAD FC. Subsequently, Kim also landed back to back wins. Sugiyama and Kim will be rematching from a draw that took place at the end of 2013. It was Kim’s first professional bout, and while the pool isn’t deep, she’s proving that she could jump in at the deep end and swim quite well.
Also announced, Emi Tomimatsu will face Ayaka Miura at featherweight. Ayaka dropped her last bout and bowed out of the GP at doctor’s orders, but she shows promise for the new female fighters coming up in Japan. Tomimatsu has just put in two barn burners, so given her mentality and experience, it will be an uphill road for Ayaka.
Misaki Takimoto and Yuko “Amiba” Oya will also meet at lightweight. Takimoto is a Sengoku vet and a massive warhorse, this will be her first fight since 2011. Amiba will be happy to give her a tough welcome to DEEP Jewels since she had a three-fight win streak ruined by Tomo Maesawa at DEEP Jewels 6.
DEEP Jewels 8
May 31, 2015
Middleweight Next Challenger Match
Shizuka Sugiyama 杉山しずか（禅道会/リバーサルジム新宿Me,We）
Kim Ji-Young キム・ジヨン（TEAM POSSE/ROAD FC）
Emi Tomimatsu 富松恵美（パラエストラ松戸
Ayaka Miura 三浦彩佳（TRIBE TOKYO M.M.A）
Misaki Takimoto 瀧本美咲（禅道会）
Yuko “Amiba” Oya アミバ（AACC）
Featherweight GP Semifinal B
V.V Mei Yamaguchi（Ｒｉｋｉ Ｇｙｍ/武徳会）
Mina Kurobe 黒部三奈（マスタージャパン）
Featherweight GP Semifinal A
Satomi Takano ＳＡＲＡＭＩ（クラブバーバリアン）
Tomo Maesawa 前澤智（パラエストラ八戸）
Featherweight GP Final
Winner of B
Winner of A