When DEEP Womens Champ Hisae Watanabe messed up and lost to Korean fighter Su Hi Ham in February, it caused a problem for DEEP. It wasn't for the title but protocol says Ham should get a title shot. Their solution was to bring Ham back to fight MIKU. It the Korean wins, she gets a title shot. Fortunately for DEEP, MIKU won and DEEP decided to have a number one contender match between MIKU & Misaki Takimoto on the June 15 Shinjuku FACE show. The winner gets a shot at Watanabe's title. Watanabe has messed up before and she has come back stronger than ever. I expect the same thing here.
The womens match was the main event on a 15 match card. Takimoto slipped but was able to get a heel lock on MIKU. Her attempt to escape left her open to a kneebar. MIKU eventually escaped and hit Takimoto with a combination. Takimoto dropped down for a single leg takedown. She started pounding MIKU but that left her open for an armbar. Miku locked it in and got the submission at 4:32 of round one. Hisae Watanabe was at ringside and helped MIKU celebrate in the ring and pose for pictures. No date for the title match has been announced. The above post match pic of MIKU & Hisae Watanabe is courtesy of GB Ring.