On Saturday, May 20, DEEP Jewels returned to Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan for DEEP Jewels 16.

In the night’s main event, RIZIN and pro wrestling star Reina Miura returned to the ring against Germany’s Kristin Handel.

In the evening’s main card action, atomweights battled when DEEP Jewels featherweight tournament finalist Satomi “Sarami” Takano took on PXC vet Tomo Maesawa in a rematch of their 2015 tournament clash. The card also featured 12-year-old prospect Momo, who faced the Outsider brawler Momoko Yamazaki. Momo trains out of Hakushinkai Karate, the same gym as Invicta great Mizuki and newly signed UFC prospect, her brother, Naoya Inoue. The event also featured grappling matches between Mina Kurobe and Emi Tomimatsu, and Mika Nagano and Kanna Asakura.

The event aired live at 5 a.m. ET on The MMA World Cup. The event replay will be available on Deep Fight Global.

FULL RESULTS
Reina Miura def. Kristin Handel by TKO (strikes) Round 1, 4:24
Satomi Takano def. Tomo Maesawa by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 4:42
Yuko Kiryu def. N. Shimomakise by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:34
Mina Kurobe vs. Emi Tomimatsu ruled a draw – grappling match
Mika Nagano vs. Kanna Asakura ruled a draw – grappling match
Pan Hui def. Kyu Kitano by unanimous decision
Mizuki Furuse def. Madoka Ishibashi by knockout (head kick). Round 1, 1:59
Momo def. Momoko Yamazaki by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:59

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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