DEEP Jewels Atomweight Champion Tomo Maesawa is set to have her retirement on October 31st when she faces Hikaru Aono at DEEP Jewels 30. The fight is set to headline a card from the New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
The promotion announced the matchup on Wednesday.
The fight will be Maesawa’s second title defence and her 25th as a pro in MMA.
Maesawa will look to come back from a loss outside the promotion, as she lost to Ayaka Hamasaki via armbar last August at RIZIN 22.
Aono will return following the quickest win of her career, finishing Rion Noda in the first round with strikes last July at DEEP Jewels 29. Aono has fought her entire nine-bout career in DEEP Jewels, attaining six wins in that timeframe.
Maesawa’s Career Thus Far
Maesawa made her professional debut back in 2012. Starting her career with a negative record of three losses and no wins, Maesawa climbed up to an even record of four wins and four losses by 2014.
Capping off a three-fight streak of wins, Maesawa captured the DEEP Jewels Atomweight Championship in 2018 with a split decision win over Mina Kurobe. The victory was the first that Maesawa earned in their trilogy with included encounters in 2016 and 2013.
She defended her belt for the first time in October of 2019, getting a decision victory over Emi Tomimatsu.
Maesawa made her RIZIN debut in 2019, losing to Seo Hee Ham at RIZIN 17.