Smackgirl hass announced several matches for the Apr. 28 Taisho Azeria show in Osaka. But I was waiting for them to announce the gaijin opponent for Smackgirl Flyweight Champion Yuka Tsuji. I have to say I'm somewhat underwhelmed. Her name is Thricia Poovey. She is from New Mexico and has a Muay Thai kickboxing background. She has taken up MMA in the last year and has a 3-2 record working for King Of The Cage. Her nickname is Little Devil and they say she is KOTC Flyweight Champion. Uh huh. This match will be full MMA rules and I expect it to be over once Tsuji gets her on the mat. It's not a title match. Check out this pic of Poovey.
Three other matches have been announced. Megumi Yabushita will return to Smackgirl and will face Benkei in a 60kg match. In a Next Cinderella Middleweight Tournament bout, Miyuki Aruga will face Hiromi Obata. In a Next Cinderella Lightweight Tournament bout, YOKO will face Saori Ishioka. Ayumi "Edge" Saito is also scheduled to appear. All bouts are scheduled for two five minute rounds.