Emi Tomimatsu faces Tomo Maesawa in atomweight title bout at Deep-Jewels 26
Tomo Maesawa will make the first defence of her Deep-Jewels atomweight title next month. The 31 year old is set to face fellow veteran Emi Tomimatsu at the Korakuen Hall on October 22nd.
The title fight headlines Deep-Jewels 26 and is the only bout currently on the card. Maesawa (12-10) won the title by beating Mina Kurobe by split decision last year.
But Maesawa (15-14) has not won a fight since becoming the promotion’s 105lbs champion. She was submitted by Kanna Asakura in a catchweight contest at Deep-Jewels 23 and stopped by Seo Hee Ham at Rizin 17.
Tomimatsu is a former Deep-Jewels 115lbs champion although this achievement was nowhere near as impressive as sounds. She also challenged unsuccessfully for the atomweight title in 2016.
Her status as a former Deep-Jewels champion is somewhat contentious. She was actually submitted by Mizuke Inoue in the third round of her title fight but was awarded the belt because her opponent missed weight.