Rena Kubota Set To Face Kate "Lotus" Oyama At Super Rizin 3Rena Kubota will seek her second victory of 2024 when she competes on July 28th at Rizin Fighting Federation: “Super Rizin 3” in Saitama, Japan. Kubota faces off against Deep Jewels prospect Kate “Lotus” Oyama, who makes her promotional debut, in a featured super atomweight matchup.

The bout between Kubota and Oyama was officially announced during Rizin FF 47 today. Kubota has had ups and downs in recent fights, but she has won six of her past eight bouts and remains a top star for Rizin. Oyama is coming off of her biggest victory to date at Deep Jewels 44 in March.

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Honoka Shigeta vs Shizuka Sugiyama Title Bout Set For Pancrase 346Undefeated 20-year-old Honoka Shigeta makes the first defence of her Flyweight Queen of Pancrase title on July 21st at Pancrase 346 in Tokyo, Japan. Shigeta faces off against long-time Deep Jewels contender Shizuka Sugiyama, who recently won her first bout under the Pancrase banner.

Shigeta captured the title with a five-round Unanimous Decision victory over Takayo Hashi at Pancrase 341 in March. It was her fourth Pancrase win in a span of just 11 months. On that same card, Sugiyama won her promotional debut by defeating Emiko “Fujin” Raika in a rematch from December 2014.

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Saori Oshima Unifies Microweight Titles In Deep Jewels 45 Main EventSaori “Little Giant” Oshima earned a swift victory and another championship title in the Deep Jewels 45 main event tonight in Tokyo, Japan. Oshima stopped Aya Murakami to unify the Deep and Deep Jewels Microweight Championships, then announced that she had signed with Invicta FC.

Also on tonight’s Deep Jewels 45 card, Si Woo “Korean Queen Bee” Park scored a hard-fought Split Decision victory against Machi Fukuda to win the Deep Jewels interim strawweight title, and Rin Nakai choked out Namiko “Hime” Kawabata in the third round of their 58kg catchweight matchup.

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Deep Jewels 45 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsDeep Jewels showcased two title fights on its latest card tonight at New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Deep Jewels 45 was headlined by a Deep and Deep Jewels Microweight Championship double title fight between Saori “Little Giant” Oshima and Aya Murakami, with the winner claiming both belts.

In the co-feature, Si Woo “Korean Queen Bee” Park faced Machi Fukuda for the Deep Jewels Interim Strawweight Championship. Also on the card, Deep Jewels Flyweight Champion Rin Nakai took on Namiko “Hime” Kawabata in non-title action. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for Deep Jewels 45.

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Interim Strawweight Title Bout, More Fights Added To Deep Jewels 45The newly-vacant Deep Jewels Interim Strawweight Championship will be up for grabs on May 26th at Deep Jewels 45 in Tokyo, Japan. Si Woo “Korean Queen Bee” Park and Machi Fukuda will compete for the title in one of five additional matchups that were announced for the event this week.

Arisa Matsuda captured the interim championship in November with a narrow Split Decision win over Fukuda, but she has elected to vacate the title and is expected to be competing abroad during the coming months. Park won back-to-back fights for Deep and Deep Jewels this past year.

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Rin Nakai vs Aoi Kuriyama Title Rematch Booked For Deep Jewels 45Deep Jewels Flyweight Champion Rin Nakai will make the next defence of her title against a familiar foe on May 26th at Deep Jewels 45 in Tokyo, Japan. Nakai will compete in a rematch against Aoi Kuriyama, who has scored three straight first-round knockouts since losing to Nakai in 2023.

The championship rematch was officially announced today. Nakai claimed the title by winning two fights in one night at Deep Jewels 37 in May 2022, then choked out Kuriyama late in the second round of their Deep Jewels 40 bout. Kuriyama has rebounded impressively while showcasing big power.

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Saori Oshima vs Aya Murakami Double Title Bout Set For Deep Jewels 45Deep Women’s Microweight Champion Saori “Little Giant” Oshima and Deep Jewels Microweight Champion Aya Murakami will face off in a double title fight on May 26th at Deep Jewels 45 in Tokyo, Japan. The promotion announced the 97-pound champion versus champion matchup earlier today.

Oshima first claimed the Deep title in September 2020 at Deep: “97 Impact,” and she retained the belt with a quick submission of Mizuki Furuse in a November 2022 defence. Murakami captured the Deep Jewels microweight title in September with a Unanimous Decision victory at Deep Jewels 42.

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Honoka Shigeta, Satomi Takano Win Championships At Pancrase 341Undefeated rising star Honoka Shigeta captured a notable title in her fourth pro fight tonight at Pancrase 341 in Tokyo, Japan. The 20-year-old, who has been competing professionally for just 11 months, defeated tough veteran Takayo Hashi to become the new Flyweight Queen of Pancrase Champion.

Also at Pancrase 341, the promotion crowned its inaugural Atomweight Queen of Pancrase Champion when Satomi “Sarami” Takano knocked out Sayako Fujita in just 48 seconds. In non-title flyweight action, Shizuka Sugiyama and Fumika Watanabe both earned wins in other women’s bouts.

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