Final Valkyrie Featherweight Champion “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi put herself in contention for a new title with a key victory today at Jewels: “20th Ring” in Tokyo, Japan. Yamaguchi defeated Emi Tomimatsu for a second time and now hopes to challenge for the Jewels Lightweight Queen Championship.
Top Jewels star Shizuka Sugiyama made a successful return to action after a lengthy layoff while training abroad, but she had a much tougher fight on her hands than many had anticipated. Sugiyama earned a Split Decision victory over MMA pioneer Megumi Yabushita in a featured main card bout.
Quick Results – Pro Bouts
7th ranked Straweight “V.V” Mei Yamaguchi defeats Emi Tomimatsu via Unanimous Decision
Yasuko “Ikuko” Tamada defeats 6th ranked Atomweight Naoko Omuro via Armbar at 1:05 of round 2
Satomi Takano defeats 8th ranked Atomweight Yukiko Seki via Unanimous Decision
Shizuka Sugiyama defeats Megumi Yabushita via Split Decision
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*Rankings supplied by the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings.
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