Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Featherweight contender's tournament announced for Apr. 11 VALKYRIE show
VALKYRIE announced on their blog today that their next show will be Apr. 11 at Differ Ariake. The main event was supposed to be the final in the Flyweight Championship tournament between Naoko Omuro and Yasuko Tamada. But Omuro is injured so that has been postponed. What they have announced is a tournament to determine the number one contender for V1's Featherweight Championship. No rematch for Yuka Tsuji just yet. The first tournament match will have Kyoko Takabayashi (pictured) against Emi Fujino. Takabayashi trains at Alive in Nagoya. Her record is 10-4 and her last match was a win over Akiko Naito at the Sept. 12 CAGE FORCE show. Fujino trains at WK. Her record is 8-3 and her last fight was a loss to V1 at the Apr. 25 VALKYRIE show. The second match will have Kayo Nagayasu against Happy Fukuko. Nagayasu trains at Paraestra Tokyo. Her record is 6-6-2 and her last fight was a draw against Maho Muranami at the Feb. 28, 2009 CAGE FORCE show. Fukuko trains at Cobra Kai. Her Record is 5-4 and her last fight was a loss to Yasuko Tamada at the Feb. 11 VALKYRIE show. That was in the Flyweight tournament which is her usual weight class. Matches are scheduled for three three minute rounds. I expect the winner to come out of Takabayashi vs Fujino. I don't think the other two fighters can beat either of them.