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.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Match added to July 31 JEWELS show
JEWELS announced on their blog a match for their July 31 Shinjuku FACE show. But it's not for the tournament. And it's not an opponent for Shizuka Sugiyama. In a match contracted for 48kg, veteran Misaki Takimoto will face Lisa Newton. Takimoto trains at the Yokohama branch of Zendokai. Her record is 11-11-4 and her last match was a win over Yasuko Mogi at the Oct. 24 VALKYRIE show. She's been around since 2002. Lisa Newton trains at Team Akurei in Wales. Her record is 1-2 and her last fight was a loss to Simona Soukupova at the Mar. 6 Kayo MMA show in Watford, England. While it might seem that Takimoto has a substantial experience edge, Lisa has an extensive amateur grappling and jiu jitsu background and competes in grappling tournaments on a regular basis. On the other hand, Takimoto is a karate girl so she prefers the standup game. I'm not familiar with Lisa Newton but my guess is she'll want to take the fight to the mat. One fighter who is familiar with both girls is Lisa Ward. Lisa won over Takimoto in 2006 and has faced Newton at FILA grappling tournaments.