Saturday, October 12, 2013

Two fights added to Nov. 4 DEEP JEWELS show

Megumi Sugimoto, Sachiko Fujimori
DEEP JEWELS announced two more matches have been added to the Nov. 4 Shinjuku FACE show. Of course this show is headlined by a Lightweight Championship tournament and Ham Seo Hee defending her DEEP JEWELS Flyweight Championship against Sadae Manhoef. The most interesting of the two matches will have two relative newcomers facing off. It will be Megumi Sugimoto vs Sachiko Fujimori. Both won their debuts at the Aug. 31 DEEP JEWELS show. Sugimoto is very interesting because she trains with Megumi Fujii at AACC. She won the 2011 and 2012 All Japan Student Wrestling Championship at 51kg. So that means she can wrestle and she has the best trainer. That's gotta be good. Fujimori trains at Brightness Monma. She won her debut in 49 seconds with a rear naked choke. DEEP JEWELS is selling this as a showdown between promising rookies. But they seem to be more excited about the much younger Sugimoto. The other fight has grizzled veteran Yukiko Seki facing the returning Madoka Ebihara. Seki trains at Fightchix. Her record is 11-23 and she lost to Yasuko Tamada at the last DEEP JEWELS show. At age 42, she is obviously not a prospect. Ebihara trains at Paraestra Kashiwa. Her record is 4-3. She is returning to MMA after a four year break. Her last fight was a loss to Sugi Rock on the Oct. 24, 2009 Valkyrie show. So obviously DEEP JEWELS matchmaker Yasuko Mogi knows Ebihara. Seki is a good test for Ebihara's return. If she is halfway decent she could add some much needed depth to the Flyweight division. Stay tuned for more additions to this show.

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