Highly-touted Japanese prospect Mizuki Inoue captured her first major MMA title tonight at Deep Jewels 5 in Tokyo. The 19-year-old rising star submitted interim champion Emi Tomimatsu with a third-round armbar to become the Undisputed Deep Jewels Lightweight Champion at 52 kg (114.4 pounds).
Inoue submitted Tomimatsu with a third-round armbar in the pair’s first bout in February, but she was disqualified for missing weight and Tomimatsu was awarded the interim belt. Elsewhere tonight, Ayaka Hamasaki picked up a big TKO victory over fellow ex-Jewels champ Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama.
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