Post subject: Shinashi’s opponent announced for May 19 DEEP show Post Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 4:45 pm
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I guess it was about a month ago that it came to my attention that DEEP Flyweight Champ Satoko Shinashi will appear on the May 19 Korakuen Hall show. DEEP held a press conference Thursday to announce that Shinashi’s opponent will be pro wrestler Mai Ichii. Of course Shinashi is one of the tiniest and best fighters in Japan. Her record is 28-1-2 and she most recently won that mini tournament on the Feb. 24 DEEP show. Ichii is a pro wrestler who works for the Kaoru Ito Professional Wrestling Classroom. She has one MMA bout. It was a loss to Emi Fujino on the Nov. 29, 2006 Smackgirl show. I guess the big thing is Ichii has a 10kg weight advantage. When asked about the weight difference, Shinashi said she’s thrown much bigger girls over her shoulder. She said she would rather fight within her weight class but is not concerned. The two were joking around during the press conference. Ichii said something about world domination. Uh, I don’t think so.