Thursday, September 22, 2016

Two matches added to Nov. 3 DEEP JEWELS show

KING Reina, Eriko
This morning DEEP JEWELS added two more matches to the Nov. 3 show at Shinjuku FACE. A couple of weeks ago they announced that retired boxing champ Emiko Reica would make her DEEP JEWELS debut. Reica retired from boxing in 2014. She has a 2-4 MMA record and most recently lost to Rin Nakai in PANCRASE. Her opponent will be Korean Yoon Jin-Hee. There are no details available about her but I suspect she is a kickboxer making her MMA debut which is normal for CMA Korea fighters. This fight will be at 57kg. The other fight is a couple of MMA debutantes fighting at 75kg. We haven't had a Japanese fighter at that weight since HIROKO retired. They are calling the first fighter KING Reina but her real name is Reina Miura. She fought in a DEEP JEWELS amateur match last year but she missed weight so it was ruled a no contest. Her opponent goes by the name Eriko. I couldn't find any details about her so she must be making her MMA debut. DEEP JEWELS really wants to push Reina. They point out that she has studied judo for years and competed in sambo and Jiu Jitsu tournaments. It doesn't look like she ever won a tournament. They obviously have high hopes for Reina. We'll see how she does.

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