A Smackgirl Middleweight Title match has been added to the Sept. 15 Korakuen Hall show. It will be Hitomi Akano (pictured) vs Molly Helsel. Akano is a teammate of Megumi Fujii and a rising star of MMA. Her 6-1 record includes victories over Debi Purcell & Emma Bush. Her only loss is to Tara LaRosa. This will be Molly Helsel's first trip to Japan. She trained in Hawaii but is now training at Apex Jiu Jitsu in California with Debi Purcell. Very interesting. Her record is 3-3 and was runner up at last November's Hook 'N' Shoot tournament. The match is sceduled for three five minute rounds.
The other match is a Lightweight match with MIKU vs Lisa Ward. MIKU has a 5-2 record. Her most recent victory over Brazilian Carina Damm on the Aug. 26 GCM show avenged an earlier defeat. This will be her first Smackgirl appearance. This will be Lisa Ward's first trip to Japan. She is from Vancouver, BC and trains in Seattle. Smackgirl says she is a Lightweight champ for a company called NFC. Her record is 5-2 and she lost to Molly Helsel in that Hook 'N' Shoot tournament. All bouts are for two five minute rounds unless otherwise indicated. Here's the card so far.
SMACKGIRL - 9/15/06 - Korakuen Hall