Japan’s all-female Jewels promotion will cease operations in August and the organisation’s top stars will move on to compete under the DEEP banner. DEEP boss and Jewels advisor Shigeru Saeki confirmed the news after tonight’s Jewels: “24th Ring” event at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo.
Jewels officials struggled to book fights for the promotion’s two cards this year due to a lack of available talent as athletes took bouts for Invicta FC and Pancrase. The promotion, which rose from the ashes of Smackgirl in November 2008 and staged 26 events, now becomes a division of DEEP.
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