Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Yuka Tsuji to face Korean schoolgirl kickboxer on Sept. 29 DEEP show

Yuka Tsuji, Song Kyung Ho
A couple of weeks ago, DEEP announced that former Smackgirl and VALKYRIE champ Yuka Tsuji would appear on their Sept. 29 show at Abeno Kumin Center in Osaka. Today they announced her opponent will be Korean kickboxer Song Kyung Ho. Very disappointing and insulting to someone with Tsuji's experience. But she is on the comeback trail and at her age, she may not be able to get back where she was. Tsuji was out for over a year with reconstructive shoulder surgery. She also had knee surgery but the shoulder was the big deal. After beating Saori Ishioka in her first match back, she had more surgery. Then she got beat pretty badly by Ayaka Hamasaki on the May JEWELS show. The way DEEP is selling Song is the way they always sell girls who are not qualified to be in the ring with any real MMA fighter. "Well, at least she's a cute schoolgirl." She did lose a Shoot Boxing match on the May JEWELS show. But she has never done MMA and in fact her training is in tae kwon do. Ugh! When looking at this card, I noticed that several fighters on the show are from CMA Korea. DEEP must have got a good package deal.

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