A fight between Aya Murakami and Suwanan Boonsorn looks set to headline Deep-Jewels 42. The Thai fighter’s microweight title will be on the line at the New Pier Hall on September 10th.

Murakami (6-1) started MMA very late in life but has already established herself as one of the top atomweights on the Deep-Jewels roster. The BJJ black belt has also won three fights out of three at microweight.

Despite being the reigning Deep-Jewels microweight champion Boonsorn has never actually fought for the belt. She was scheduled to challenge Mizuki Furuse for the title in 2020.

Crowned champion

Both Boonsorn and Furuse had reached the final of the Deep-Jewels microweight Grand Prix. But when the latter became pregnant the promotion decided to simply install the former as the champion.

Boonsorn (5-4) is coming off a loss to Seika Izawa at Deep-Jewels 41. That fight was at 108lbs and she should be much more of a force competing in the 97lbs division.


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Best of the rest

In the flyweight division Nori Pravajra (5-6-1) will be looking to get back to winning ways after coming up short in a flyweight title shot at Pancrase 333. She dropped a decision to Takayo Hashi on that occasion and has been matched with Momoko Saito (1-0).

In the microweight division Momoko Yamazaki (3-4) has been matched with Reina Kobayashi (2-3). This bout was originally scheduled for Deep-Jewels 41.

Deep-Jewels 42, Tokyo, September 10th
Suwanan Boonsorn (c) vs. Aya Murakami (For super atomweight title)
Nori Pravajra vs. Momoko Saito (Flyweight)
Momoko Yamazaki vs. Reina Kobayashi (Microweight)
Eru Takebayashi v. Saki Kitamura (Catchweight)
Kyoka Minagawa vs. Akari Kamise (Microweight)
Yuka Okutomi vs. Haruka Suzuki (Flyweight)
Yuko Matsuura vs. Chieko Hosoya (Lightweight)