Welcome to "JMMA Monday," the weekly column that provides news and insight on the Japanese MMA scene. Final Thoughts On 'LANDMARK' The MMA world goes so fast. Too fast? Maybe. RIZIN's "LANDMARK" card from Thursday already feels like a distant memory, as numerous big events in the sport followed it in the days afterward. But … Continue reading JMMA Monday: ‘LANDMARK’ Reactions, A Busy Weekend For DEEP, And More!
Welcome to another issue of JMMA Monday." Today's an incredibly busy one. To preview RIZIN 34, I wrote up three questions I have heading into the event. Also, I have a short piece later in the article discussing how DEEP Jewels went this weekend. All of that plus the usual smaller notes and thoughts from … Continue reading JMMA Monday: Three Questions Heading Into RIZIN 34, Thoughts on DEEP Jewels and More!
Welcome to another week of "JMMA Monday." Today, we're reacting to the recent RIZIN "LANDMARK" card and previewing the upcoming DEEP Jewels flyweight tournament. Let's begin. Previewing DEEP Jewels 36 With Charlie Jewett On Saturday night, DEEP Jewels will kick off an eight-woman flyweight tournament. The bracket includes a wide variety of names. There are … Continue reading JMMA Monday: Previewing DEEP Jewels 36 With Charlie Jewett + More!
The path to crowning the inaugural DEEP Jewels Flyweight Champion will begin next month when the promotion kicks off an eight-woman bracket. The matchups for that opening round, which will happen on March 12th, were announced earlier this week. Rin Nakai's return to DEEP Jewels will come against Shoko Fujita in the opening round. Nakai, … Continue reading DEEP Jewels Announces Matchups For Opening Round of Flyweight Grand Prix
Japanese MMA promotion DEEP Jewels are planning to crown their first-ever flyweight champion, and they're going to use a tournament to do so. The promotion recently unveiled an eight-woman flyweight grand prix that will kick off in March, including a mix of veterans and prospects. The bracket is set to happen at DEEP Jewels 36, … Continue reading DEEP Jewels To Crown Inaugural Flyweight Champion With Eight-Woman Grand Prix
A previously scheduled DEEP Jewels Strawweight Championship fight between Miki Motono and Seika Izawa has been given a new date, now being placed on DEEP Jewels 33, which will take place on May 4th. The bout is among numerous recently announced matchups for the card, including the continuation of the promotion's atomweight grand prix. All … Continue reading DEEP Jewels Re-Books Strawweight Title Fight, Announces Semi-Final Fights In Atomweight Bracket For May 4th
Saori Oshima picked up a quick win in the main event of DEEP Jewels 32, submitting Emi Tomimatsu within a minute with an armlock. The win on Sunday advanced Oshima into the semifinals of the promotion's atomweight grand prix, which was the focus of their card from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Oshima scored a … Continue reading Saori Oshima Submits DEEP Jewels Veteran Emi Tomimatsu In Opening Round of Atomweight GP
2/2/21 CORRECTION: A previous version of the article inaccurately said that DEEP Jewels 32 is on February 7th. The event is actually scheduled for March 7th. This inaccuracy has been changed. DEEP Jewels determined the matchups for the first round of their eight-woman atomweight tournament on Sunday. The pairings for the opening round of the bracket … Continue reading DEEP Jewels Reveals First-Round Matchups For Atomweight Tournament
The upcoming eight-woman atomweight tournament being put together by DEEP Jewels has seen a slight change in the lineup, as Emi Sato will take the place of Otoha Nagao. The promotion announced the change on Friday, mentioning that an injury removed Nagao from her place in the tournament. Sato will enter the bracket after a … Continue reading Emi Sato Replaces Otoha Nagao In DEEP Jewels Atomweight Tournament
Japanese MMA promotion DEEP Jewels will kick off an eight-fighter atomweight tournament at their March 7th event. The promotion announced on Monday that the fights will join a card taking place at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. While matchups for the opening round have not been confirmed, DEEP Jewels announced that the round will include … Continue reading DEEP Jewels Announces Opening Round of Atomweight GP For March 7th Card