Mizuki Inoue To Compete In JEWELS Grand Prix

Photo Credit: Esther Lin-Invicta FC

The fights just keep coming for Japanese prospect Mizuki Inoue.

This past year Inoue has already earned some impressive accolades the realm of combat sports. Back in July, she pulled an upset victory over in Bec Hyatt at Invicta FC 6. One month later, she captured her second Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Tournament championship.

Now Inoue seeks to cap off 2013 with another championship as she is set to compete in the JEWELS 115-pound Grand Prix at JEWELS 106, Nov. 4.

Although Inoue is coming into the tournament with a big win, capturing the grand prix title will be no easy task. Joining Inoue in this tournament will be Emi “The Special Attack Angel” Fujino, Emi Tomimatsu and Mika Nagano, who could be considered a favorite since she has won a tournament in the past.

All of the other three combatants offer something to the tournament. The Angel is on a two-fight winning streak, both of which were submission finishes in the second round. Nagano could be considered a favorite since she has previously won a JEWELS tournament. As for Tomimatsu, she could be the dark horse and come away with the tournament championship, despite her 5-7 record.

In addition to the tournament, JEWELS 106 will feature a title match between DEEP-JEWELS 105 champion Seo Hee Ham and challenger Sadee Numata.

If Inoue wins this tournament, not only will this be another impressive award to her trophy case, but also it could open up more opportunities for her in the future. She could find herself inline for a shot against JEWELS 115-pound champion Ayaka Hamasaki. This could also lead to an opportunity to fight at a future Invicta FC event against a top-ranked opponent.


Who would you like to see Inoue face in her next Invicta FC match? Answer with a comment below, send a tweet to @alstover or email alstovermma@gmail.com


About Al Stover

I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. I currently work as a Staff Reporter for the Cheney Free Press. I have interviewed characters like cage fighters, drag queens and dungeon masters. I like Batman, coffee, MMA and beer.
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