Saori Oshima vs Moeri Suda Title Fight Added To Deep Jewels 37A third title fight has been added to the stacked Deep Jewels 37 card, which takes place on May 8th at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Deep Jewels Atomweight Champion Saori Oshima defends against 17-year-old rising star Moeri Suda, who looks to become the promotion’s youngest champion.

Deep Jewels officials announced the championship fight today. Both fighters competed two weeks ago at Deep Jewels 36, with very different outcomes. Oshima suffered a decision loss to Namiko “Hime” Kawabata in a non-title 49kg bout, while Suda quickly finished former title challenger Hikaru Aono.

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Yoko Higashi vs Reina Miura Title Rematch Set For Deep Jewels 37The newly-created Deep Jewels Featherweight Championship will be up for grabs on May 8th at Deep Jewels 37 in Tokyo, Japan. Yoko Higashi makes her promotional debut in the title fight, as she faces “King” Reina Miura in a rematch from the pair’s first bout at Deep: “101 Impact” this past June.

Deep Jewels officials announced the title fight and two additional matchups this week. Mika “Future Princess” Nagano faces Kate “Lotus” Oyama at strawweight, and Momoko Yamazaki takes on Kyoka “Chibisai” Minagawa in a 44.5kg bout. The event also features the Flyweight Grand Prix Final.

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Kanna Asakura vs Satomi Takano Added To Rizin FF 35 CardA second women’s super atomweight matchup has been added to the Rizin Fighting Federation 35 card on April 17th in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. Former title challenger Kanna Asakura looks to halt a two-fight losing skid when she welcomes Shooto champion Satomi “Sarami” Takano to the promotion.

Rizin FF officials announced the 49kg bout today. Asakura is coming off of an upset loss to Deep Jewels Atomweight Champion Saori Oshima at Rizin FF 31 in October. Takano brings a three-fight winning streak into her Rizin FF debut and captured the 110-pound Shooto women’s title in November.

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UFC Fight Night 204: "Volkov vs Aspinall" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship came to O2 Arena in London, England for the first time in more than three years tonight for UFC Fight Night 204: “Volkov vs Aspinall.” The event was headlined by a heavyweight contender’s bout between Alexander “Drago” Volkov and England’s own Tom Aspinall.

In the featherweight co-main event, Arnold “Almighty” Allen welcomed Dan “The Hangman” Hooker back to 145 pounds. Elsewhere on the main card tonight, Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett faced Rodrigo “Kazula” Vargas at lightweight. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for UFC Fight Night 204.

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UFC Fight Night 203: "Santos vs Ankalaev" Live Play-By-Play & ResultsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship headed back to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada today for UFC Fight Night 203: “Santos vs Ankalaev.” The event was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Thiago “Marreta” Santos, who looked to get back into contention, and Magomed Ankalaev.

In the bantamweight co-feature, “Magic” Marlon Moraes took on Yadong “Kung Fu Monkey” Song. Elsewhere on today’s main card, “Super” Sodiq Yusuff squared off against Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres in a featherweight matchup. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for UFC Fight Night 203.

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Rin Nakai, Shizuka Sugiyama Win Flyweight GP Bouts At Deep Jewels 36Former Pancrase champion Rin Nakai took one step closer to capturing another title with a second-round stoppage victory tonight at Deep Jewels 36 in Tokyo, Japan. Nakai finished Shoko Fujita in the main event and now advances to semi-final round of the Deep Jewels Flyweight Grand Prix.

In another GP quarterfinal matchup tonight, Deep Jewels mainstay Shizuka Sugiyama held off a late rally from Mikiko “Mikko Nirvana” Shimizu to take a narrow Split Decision victory. Deep Jewels Atomweight Champion Saori Oshima was upset by Namiko “Hime” Kawabata in a non-title 49kg bout.

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Deep Jewels 36 Live Play-By-Play & ResultsDeep Jewels kicked off its flyweight grand prix tournament tonight at New Pier Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The Deep Jewels 36 card was headlined by a grand prix quarterfinal between UFC veteran and former Pancrase champ Rin Nakai and prospect Shoko Fujita, who looked to score a huge upset.

In the co-feature, Shizuka Sugiyama met Mikiko “Mikko Nirvana” Shimizu in a GP quarterfinal. The card also featured a non-title 49kg matchup between Deep Jewels Atomweight Champion Saori Oshima and Namiko “Hime” Kawabata. MMARising.com has live play-by-play for Deep Jewels 36.

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Ayaka Hamasaki vs Seika Izawa Title Rematch Set For Rizin FF 35Rizin FF Women’s Super Atomweight Champion Ayaka Hamasaki puts her title on the line in one of three championship bouts on April 17th at Rizin Fighting Federation 35 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. Hamasaki will face Deep Jewels champ Seika Izawa in a rematch from Rizin 33 on New Year’s Eve.

Rizin FF officials announced the matchup today. Izawa shocked fans in her promotional debut by stopping Hamasaki with a barrage of ground strikes midway through the second round of their non-title bout, and she now looks to score a second win over the champion in order to capture Rizin FF gold.

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