JMMA Monday Audio: RIZIN 37, DEEP 108 Impact & More! w/ Charlie Jewett of


JMMA Monday Audio makes its debut this week with a special guest. This week we welcomed Charlie Jewett of to discuss a variety of recent topics around the Japanese MMA scene, including: The upcoming RIZIN Super Atomweight Grand Prix, DEEP 108 Impact, Mikuru Asakura’s “Breaking Down” show, and the upcoming Bellator debut of Tofiq Musayev.

A huge thank you to CJ for coming on the pod! He is the head writer and owner of He is also a co-host for “Let’s Talk JMMA,” and “Head Kicks and Armbars.” He is on Twitter: @CJ_SogoKaku

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The written version of this week’s “JMMA Monday” can be read here.


Kanna Asakura, Seika Izawa, Nobuyuki Sakakibara, Ayaka Hamasaki, and RENA pose at a RIZIN press conference.
Kanna Asakura, Seika Izawa, Ayaka Hamasaki and RENA will all compete in a tournament starting later this month (RIZIN FF)

0:00 Intro

1:16 RIZIN Super Atomweight Grand Prix Thoughts

14:22 Is RIZIN 37 “Saitama Worthy?”

18:47 DEEP 108 Impact

26:22 Mikuru Asakura’s “Breaking Down”

34:32 Discussing Mikuru Asakura’s image and business moves

37:02 Tofiq Musayev’s intriguing Bellator debut

40:59 Outro

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