Japanese MMA on New Year’s Eve has been a tradition for the past decade. This year, DEEP MMA will have the honor of bring a card to the Tokyo crowd.
DEEP will borrow talent from it’s sister organization DEEP-JEWELS to bring four female bouts on the card.
InvictaFC vet Ayaka Hamasaki will take on former Valkyrie champion Mei Yamaguchi in an atomweight bout.
Hamasaki (10-1), the former D-J 116 champion, looked impressive in her return to the ring as she defeated former atomweight champion Naho Sugiyama this past August. Hamasaki’s only loss was to UFC title contender Claudia Gadelha.
Yamaguchi (12-7) rebounded from close decision losses to gain a first round choke over Yukiko Seki at DEEP-JEWELS in May.
Fresh off her win a few weeks ago, WSOF vet Emi Fujino (14-8) will take on Emi Tomimatsu (8-8), who is also coming off a win this month.
Returning MMA legend Satoko Shinashi (30-2-2) looks to keep the comeback going taking on Rika Hamada (1-0).
Rounding out the card, Japanese bantamweight Shizuka Sugiyama (12-4-1) looks for her second straight win as she battles former boxing champion Emiko Raika.
Another female bout maybe added as Satoko Shinashi has asked for a fight against Korean star Song Ga-Yeon .
The event will be in a cage versus the traditional ring.
No word on if the event will stream or air in the U.S.