Si Woo Park scores her fifth consecutive win at Deep-Jewels 32
Deep-Jewels 32 was set to feature the four quarter finals of the Atomweight Grand Prix. However the tournament was disrupted when two fighters failed to make weight yesterday and as a result only three of the bouts pushed through.
Si Woo Park advanced to the tournament semi-finals by recording a unanimous decision victory over Mizuki Oshiro. The Korean prepared for this bout at Krazy Bee gym in Tokyo alongside three-time world wresting champion and Rizin veteran Miyuu Yamamoto and never looked like losing.
Park was the aggressor in the early exchanges but Oshiro succeeded in taking the fight to the floor. A stalemate ensued with the Korean eventually working her way back up again only to find herself defending another takedown attempt in the closing stages of the round.
Park picked up the pace in the second stanza landing one two combinations and putting Oshiro on the back foot throughout the round. The round finished with the Korean landing punches from back mount and the decision was a foregone conclusion.
All three judges saw the fight in favour of Park who improves to 5-2 after her fifth consecutive win. Oshiro drops to 2-3 and is eliminated from the tournament.
The final fight on the card saw the pocket-sized Oshima, who lost out to Park at Deep-Jewels 31, subdue 33 fight veteran Tomimatsu in what was only her sixth professional fight. The veteran was forced to submit in the opening minute as she failed to break off a kimura.
Oshima wasted no time in taking Tomimatsu down and taking her back. After threatening with a rear naked choke she transitioned to a kimura with the tap coming at the 45 second mark.
Oshima improves to 4-2 after registering the most impressive win of her career. Tomimatsu drops to 15-18 with the former Deep-Jewels strawweight champion having lost her last four.
Yuko Oya (9-8) missed weight but her quarter final matchup with Shoko Fujita (1-0) went ahead anyway. The latter ran out as a decision winner with the former penalized with point deductions for the weight loss, although the outcome would have been the same regardless.
Sakura Mori also missed weight and was unable to compete after reportedly being hospitalized. As a result Aya Murakami was automatically handed a bye and will fight in the semi finals.
In the first Atomweight Grand Prix quarter-final of the night amateur wrestling standout Hikaru Aono (7-4) outfought Emi Sato (4-6) in their rematch. She was awarded the unanimous decision win over the 40 year old, gaining revenge for a defeat on her pro debut in 2017.
In a grappling bout Seika Izawa submitted Megumi Sugimoto of AACC gym via a rear naked choke after just 58 seconds. Meanwhile Yukari Nabe (9-3 ) recorded her third consecutive win at the expense of AACC fighter Mikiko Shimizu (2-1) via a unanimous decision in their flyweight fight