We are just coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown here in Japan. There has not been a lot of MMA action in the last 3 months. That is all about to change as we head into the last two weeks of July 2020. Comin up on July 23rd we have an event coming up under the Deep Jewels banner. It is Deep Jewels 29 and will take place at Face in Shinjuku.
One fighter that we want to point out and that you should be keeping your eye on is rising talent Yuri Takada.
Takada trains at Krazy Bee under Miyu Yamamoto. Yamamoto is a star in the MMA world and is a coach at the Krazy Bee gym. Yamamoto made her name competing in the Rizin in their End Of Year super events. Takeda will be the 4th female warrior to come out of Krazy Bee’s stable. Back in February, Takeda competed in the DEEP JEWELS Amateur tournament. She took on Ai Takebayashi (Sotokai Mimura Dojo) but was defeated in the end by Takebayashi. It was Takeda’s first time to try MMA fighting. She showed a lot of guts taking on Ai Takebayashi who had previously won the All Japan Junior RF Budo Karatedo Championship” junior high school girls’ division.
For Deep Jewels 29, Takeda will match up with Aya Murakami. Aya Murakami is a black belt Jiu-Jitsu. She was the All Japan Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018 Brown Belt Rooster Weight Winner and the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championship 2018 brown Belt Light Feather Weight Winner. This will be a strong challenger for Takeda. Takeda says that during the lockdown she has been training in the park away from all other people while using a mask and doing bodyweight training. She said that back in February, she was nervous, and since it was her first time she can see some mistakes she made. She feels like this time she will have improved and going to put on a good show for the fans.
This is a fight that you will want to keep your eye on. You can follow Deep Jewels on their YouTube page and get all your updates on MMA in Asia by following MMA JAPAN!