Two Kickboxing Bouts Round Out Jewels: "15th Ring" CardA pair of amateur women’s kickboxing bouts have been added to Saturday’s Jewels: “15th Ring” event in Tokyo, Japan. Among those participating on the card is 12-year-old “Muay Thai Genius” Saya Ito, who has already amassed an incredible 66 fights to date against mostly older male opposition.

Ito will face Chihiro Kira in one of the two kickboxing matches added to the event’s undercard. The second matchup pits J-Girls veteran and kickboxing champion Seira Aragaki against Wano Sato. Both bouts will be contested under amateur rules over two, two-minute rounds to open the Jewels card.

Ito (55-8-3; 19 KOs), born on January 7, 1999, has been kickboxing since age four. Already featured in multiple magazine articles in Japan, she has taken on all available female and male opposition through 66 fights. Much like 16-year-old Jewels Rough Stone Grand Prix Champion Mizuki Inoue, who also competes as a kickboxer and will fight on Sunday for J-Girls, Ito is one of the top female prospects in Japan. The 4’9″, 97-pound dynamo will make her Jewels debut on Saturday against Kira.

The 14-year-old Aragaki, born on December 15, 1996, is another rising kickboxing prospect. Last year, she captured the J-Girls Under-15 Mini-Flyweight Championship and also holds the M-1 title at 40kg. Known most for her kicks, the 5’4″ Aragaki will compete against Sato in a bout to be contested at 117 pounds. The addition of the two kickboxing fights follows a recent trend in Jewels where a greater emphasis has been placed on showcasing new talent and prospects.

Jewels: “15th Ring” takes place on July 9th at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan.


Jewels: “15th Ring” Fight Card (subject to change):

– Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka vs Yuka “Vale Tudo Queen” Tsuji [52kg ‘Jewels vs Valkyrie’ Jewels Special MMA Rules]
– Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii vs Mika “Future Princess” Nagano [52kg Jewels Official MMA Rules]
– Seo Hee Ham vs “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi [52kg ‘Jewels vs Valkyrie’ Jewels Special MMA Rules]
– Hitomi “Girlfight Monster” Akano vs Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi [61kg Jewels Special MMA Rules]
– Hiroko Yamanaka vs Bolormaa “Esui” Erdenebileg [65kg Jewels Special MMA Rules]
– Celine Haga vs Kyoko Takabayashi [52kg ‘Jewels vs Valkyrie’ Jewels Special MMA Rules]
– Kikuyo Ishikawa vs Sachiko “Sachi” Yamamoto [48kg ‘Jewels vs Valkyrie’ Jewels Official MMA Rules]
– Miyoko Kusaka vs Yuka Okumura [48kg Jewels Official MMA Rules]

– Miku Hayashi vs Anna Saito [53.52kg Kickboxing Rules]
– Chikako WSR vs Hanako Nakamori [60kg Kickboxing Rules]
– Tomoko SP vs Kaoru Chatani [50kg Kickboxing Rules]
– Nana “Chanchin” Ichikawa vs Tamaki Usui [49kg Jewels Amateur MMA Rules]
– Kayoko Yamazaki vs O Quin Mei [50kg Jewels Amateur MMA Rules]
– Seira Aragaki vs Wano Sato [53kg Amateur Kickboxing Rules]
– Saya Ito vs Chihiro Kira [44kg Amateur Kickboxing Rules]