Kanna Asakura, Emi Tomimatsu Score Big Wins At Deep Jewels 17Highly-touted 19-year-old prospect Kanna Asakura picked up one of her biggest wins to date in tonight’s Deep Jewels 17 headliner in Tokyo, Japan. Asakura defeated veteran contender Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka and now moves on to compete in the Rizin FF women’s super atomweight grand prix.

In the Deep Jewels 17 co-main event, former Deep Jewels 115-pound champ Emi Tomimatsu put herself back in atomweight title contention with her second victory over Satomi “Sarami” Takano. In a 58kg catchweight contest, Shizuka Sugiyama submitted Satsuki “Komachi Karate” Kodama.

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Deep Jewels 17 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsDeep Jewels showcased its 17th all-female fight card tonight at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan. Deep Jewels 17 was headlined by a 49kg super atomweight bout between Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka and Kanna Asakura, with the winner moving on to compete in the Rizin FF women’s grand prix.

In the Deep Jewels 17 co-feature, top atomweights Emi Tomimatsu and Satomi “Sarami” Takano faced off in a rematch from the pair’s close fight in late 2015. Deep Jewels star Shizuka Sugiyama battled Satsuki “Komachi Karate” Kodama. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the card.

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Top 10 Fighter Rankings Update For August 2017UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones regained his title and the top spot at 205 pounds with a big victory on July 29th at UFC 214, but the win did not come without controversy. Jones stopped long-time rival Daniel “D.C.” Cormier in a rematch, but failed a pre-fight USADA drug test.

In other action at UFC 214, Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley retained his welterweight title with a lacklustre five-round decision victory over Demian Maia, and Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino became the second UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion by stopping Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger.

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Reina Miura, Miyu Yamamoto Victorious At Rizin FF GP 1st RoundCharismatic rising star “King” Reina Miura kept her perfect record intact with a close and competitive decision victory tonight at the 2017 Rizin World Bantamweight Grand Prix 1st Round in Saitama, Japan. Miura edged out pro wrestler Seini “Lei’D Tapa” Draughn in a 194-pound matchup.

In other action, Miyu Yamamoto earned her first MMA win with a hard-fought decision over Cassie “The Hulk” Robb, and Shinju “Juju” Nozawa-Auclair won her pro debut by stopping an overmatched Sheena “Star” Brandenburg. Gabi Garcia and Oksana Gagloeva fought to a 16-second No Contest.

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Rizin FF World Grand Prix 2017 1st Round Live Play-By-Play & ResultsRizin Fighting Federation came to Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Sunday for the opening round of the 2017 Rizin FF World Bantamweight Grand Prix. The event was headlined by a bantamweight tournament bout between UFC veteran Kyoji Horiguchi and fan favourite Hideo Tokoro.

Also on the card, Gabi Garcia took on Oksana Gagloeva at heavyweight, and “King” Reina Miura battled Seini “Lei’D Tapa” Draughn in a 194-pound catchweight contest. In bantamweight grand prix bouts, Takafumi Otsuka met Anthony “El Toro” Birchak, and Keita Ishibashi faced Khalid Taha.

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Rena Kubota, Mio Tsumura Victorious At 2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-CupShoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Champion Rena Kubota extended her remarkable winning streak to 23 fights with a hard-fought decision victory tonight at the 2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup in Tokyo, Japan. Kubota defeated Jleana “Nikita” Valentino in a rematch from a 2015 MMA bout.

Kubota’s teammate and protégé, two-time Girls S-Cup winner Mio Tsumura, scored an impressive win of her own in tonight’s co-main event. Tsumura defeated Hanna “Tyson” Gujwan in an action-packed matchup. Elsewhere, Gabi Garcia and Megumi Yabushita fought to a No Contest at heavyweight.

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2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe 2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup took place tonight at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The event was headlined by a non-title 50kg rematch between Shoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Champion Rena Kubota and Jleana “Nikita” Valentino, who first clashed under MMA rules in late 2015.

In tonight’s 49kg co-feature, two-time Girls S-Cup tournament winner Mio Tsumura took on Hanna “Tyson” Gujwan. Multi-time BJJ world champion Gabi Garcia battled pro wrestler and MMA pioneer Megumi Yabushita at heavyweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for the Girls S-Cup.

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2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Pre-Fight InterviewsWeigh-ins for the 2017 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup took place today in Tokyo, Japan, and MMARising.com was on-site to speak with the competitors. This year’s S-Cup is headlined by a non-title 50kg bout between Shoot Boxing Women’s Flyweight Champion Rena Kubota and Jleana “Nikita” Valentino.

In the co-main event, Kubota’s teammate and protégé, two-time Girls S-Cup winner Mio Tsumura, takes on Hanna “Tyson” Gujwan. BJJ world champ Gabi Garcia battles Megumi Yabushita. Fighters on tomorrow’s S-Cup card provided brief interviews for media in attendance after weighing in today.

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