Friday, July 08, 2016

Mika Nagano to come out of retirement on Aug. 27 DEEP JEWELS show

Mika Nagano, Sachiko Fujimori
DEEP JEWELS has announced several matches for the Aug. 27 show at Differ Ariake. They are running it back to back with DEEP 77. The big news, if you want to call it that, is that Mika Nagano is coming out of retirement. She retired in Feb. 2014 to get married and she had a baby last year. it's been known for several months that she was going to return. Mika was always a big favourite of DEEP JEWELS matchmaker Shigeru Saeki. Because of her looks, there were always high hopes that college wrestler Mika would be that breakout women's MMA star in Japan. She turned out to be a disappointment with a 14-9 record. And unlike wine, MMA fighters don't get better with age. Her opponent is Sachiko Fujimori. She's 4-1 but her last fight was in Nov. 2015. So the rest of the card is filled with these DATE girls who are all models turned fighters. The fights include old lady Mina Kurobe vs Tomo Maesawa. They are bringing in German fighter Tanja Hoffman to face Nori DATE. Tanja is 5-4. She just won a match last month at Shooto Europe. Nori DATE is 1-3. Well, at least she won a fight. Other fights include Chinese fighter pan Hui (2-1) vs Renju DATE (0-2), Yuko Kiryu (2-2) vs 12 year old Karen DATE making her pro debut. Both of Kiryu's wins have been over DATE girls. Yukari Nabe vs Nao Date (both pro debuts) and Sayuri Yamaguchi (0-1) vs Ayumi Misaka (1-0). They also added a kickboxing match and there are more matches to be added. There are too many DATE girls for me.

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