Smackgirl has announced that they will have yet another double shot on May 19 at Shinjuku Face. There will be anafternoon and evening show. The afternoon show will consist of Next Cinderella 2007 tournament matches. The evening show will have the finals of the Supergals Mix Cup Open Weight tournament along with a one day grappling tournament called Smackgirl Killer Queen.
But the main event of the evening show will have Amanda Buckner defending the Smackgirl Open Weight Championship. This is very good news for Smackgirl as in the past they've had trouble getting gaijin champs to return to defend titles. This will be Buckner's first title defense since winning it over Megumi Yabushita in Feb. 2006. Her record is 10-4-1 and her most recent win was over Hitomi Akano on the recent Bodog Fight show. The challenger is veteran fighter Yoko Takahashi. She trains with Yabushita. Her record is 10-8 and most recently lost to Jen Case at the Feb. 17 Fatal Femme Fatales show in Los Angeles. The final of the Supergals Mix Cup tournament will have HIROKO vs Micheko Takeda and there will also be the Killer Queen one day grappling tournament. Eri Kaneya & Mai are scheduled to appear on the show.
The afternoon show will have semi final matches for the Flyweight, Lightweight & Middleweight Next Cinderella 2007 tournaments. Some related matches are on next week's show. In a Flyweight bout, Madoka Ebihara will face SACHI. The Lightweight bouts will have Emi Tomimatsu vs Yuka Okomura and V1 against the winner of the Apr. 28 YOKO/Saori Ishioka match. The Middleweight bouts will have Benkei vs HARUMI and the winner of the Apr. 28 Miyuki Ariga/Hiromi Obata against a replacement opponent to be named due to injury.