Thursday, December 13, 2012

Megumi Fujji vs VV Mei added to Dec. 24 Vale Tudo Japan show

VV Mei, Megumi Fujii
A press conference was held today to announce that Megumi Fujii vs VV Mei has been added to the Dec. 24 Vale Tudo Japan show at Yoyogi National Stadium. The fight is contracted for 115lb and scheduled for two five minute rounds. And it's in a cage. So who is Vale Tudo Japan? They are an offshoot of Shooto and this is the first show under the name Vale Tudo Japan. I really wish Japanese promoters would knock off the two round matches. They should be three rounds. The most interesting thing about this match is that it isn't on this Saturday's JEWELS show. It's been known for a while that Megumi does not like JEWELS owner Yuichi Ozono's insistance on having limited MMA rules. A lot of us don't like it either. And I don't think Mei likes it either. There has been talk recently that Megumi might retire. There was even a rumour that she would retire on the New Year's Eve Glory show. Her knees are really bad. I don't know how many fights she has left. But as I have said many times, I would like to see Megumi and her best friend Hitomi Akano retire together. The announcement of a match of this magnitude really overshadows this Saturday's JEWELS show especially since Roxanne Modafferi has been forced to drop out of her match against Shizuka Sugiyama due to a neck injury. The match has been cancelled. One would think that when a match with two of the top stars of women's MMA doesn't appear in JEWELS, it might give owner Yuichi Ozono pause for thought. Forget it. He's a moron.

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