That’s one way to get everyone watching…
Looking back through the years, Japanese MMA has provided some of the most outrageous moments ever. Although freak show fights have also proved wildly entertaining, their legitimacy is essentially zero.
When former football player Bob Sapp fought a comic book character, the JMMA world was fascinated. Plenty of other wildly bizarre and somewhat hilarious moments continue to this day. Rizin FF is currently the leader in the freak show department.
From Old to Young…Really Young
We last saw Rizin dip in to the freaky pool when testosterone fuelled beast Gabi Garcia fought a Grandma from pro wrestling. Now, budding MMA promotion ‘DEEP JEWELS’ is attempting some madness at the other end of the scale.
Pitting a 12-year old girl in her MMA debut against a 24-year old five-fight veteran might sound bonkers, but its happening.
The report as per WMMARankings.com:
DEEP JEWELS 16 is set to take place on May 20th. One of the most intriguing bouts on the card is the only amateur fight which pits 24-year-old Momoko Yamasaki against a competitor half her age. The 12-year-old who is simply referred to as MoMo. The fight is scheduled to be contested in the 95-pound minimumweight division.
One thing about this matchup which has got the Japanese world talking is the fact that a 12-year-old will make her MMA debut against an adult veteran. In the amateur rules for DEEP JEWELS, striking to the head on the ground is not allowed. Both fighters will be wearing head gear.
Yamasaki (2-3 Am) is coming off two losses. She is hoping to get back in the win column by taking out her 12-year-old opponent who is currently a seventh grader. The 24-year-old is a former street-fighter. She was bullied in junior high school. According to the press release from DEEP JEWELS: The experience is said to have triggered her to became a delinquent.This lead to a series of “tale of triumphs on the street.”
If there was ever an image of UFC president Dana White that summed up our feelings about this news: