On Saturday, Aug. 26, DEEP Jewels returned to Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan for DEEP JEWELS 17.

In the evening’s main event, DEEP JEWELS played host to a RIZIN women’s grand prix qualifying bout between former title chalenger Saori “Shooting Star” Ishioka and 19-year-old prospect Kanna Asakura, who already had seven professional wins in her career.

In the night’s co-main event, former DEEP JEWELS lightweight grand prix champion Emi Tomimatsu met rising prospect Satomi”Sarami” Takano in a pivotal atomweight match-up. Tomimatsu held a split decision win over Takano at DEEP JEWELS 10 in 2015. Takano had won three straight including stoppage victories over Miyuki Furusawa, Ye Jin Jung, and Tomo Maesawa.

Elsewhere on the card, 12-year-old Momo Shimizu returned for her second amateur bout against 39-old Tomomi Souda.

Kanna Asakura def. Saori Ishioka by unanimous decision
Emi Tomimatsu def. Satomi Takano by split decision
Shizuka Sugiyama def. Satsuki Kodama by submission (armbar). Round 1, 4:58
Yuko Saito def. Mizuki Furuse by TKO (ground and pound). Round 1, 3:38
Momoko Yamazaki def. Rion by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:30 (a)
Momo Shimizu def. Tomomi Souda by unanimous decision (a)

(a) – denotes amateur contest

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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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