Smackgirl

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Smackgirl
Former type Private
Industry Mixed martial arts promotion
Fate Transformed into Jewels
Predecessor(s) ReMix
Successor(s) Jewels
Founded May 2001 (2001-05)
Defunct October 2008 (2008-10)
Headquarters Japan
Area served Japan
Key people Motoki Shino (president)
Parent Kilgore
Website (Internet archive)

Smackgirl was a Japanese mixed martial arts promotion focused solely on female fighters. The promotion also held grappling and amateur events along with its main line of professional MMA cards. After financial difficulties throughout 2008 the promotion was sold to Marverous Japan Co.,Ltd. and rebranded JEWELS.[1][2][3]

Unlike conventional MMA in Japan, Smackgirl did not allow striking to the head while in a grounded position. There was also a 30-second limit for ground fighting [4] but it was abolished by 2008.[5] There were four weight classes: flyweight (under 48 kg), lightweight (under 52 kg), middleweight (under 58 kg), and openweight (no limit).[6]

Before being Smackgirl, the ReMix banner was used and held its first event in December 5, 2000 (2000-12-05). After another event with the ReMix brand, the promotion morphed into Smackgirl in May 2001 (2001-05).[7]

Rules[edit]

Weight classes[edit]

Former champions[edit]

Open division[edit]

No. Name Period Defenses
1 Japan Megumi Yabushita December 19, 2004 (2004-12-19) - February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15) 0
2 United States Amanda Buckner February 15, 2006 (2006-02-15) - May 15, 2007 (2007-05-15) (relinquished) 0
3 Japan Yoko Takahashi May 19, 2007 (2007-05-19) - September 6, 2007 (2007-09-06) 0
4 Japan Hiroko Yamanaka September 6, 2007 (2007-09-06) - 0

Middleweight[edit]

No. Name Period Defenses
1 United States Laura D'Auguste August 17, 2005 (2005-08-17) - September 1, 2006 (2006-09-01) (relinquished) 0
2 Japan Hitomi Akano September 15, 2006 (2006-09-15) - September 6, 2007 (2007-09-06) 0
3 Japan Takayo Hashi September 6, 2007 (2007-09-06) - 0

Lightweight[edit]

No. Name Period Defenses
1 Japan Yuka Tsuji June 28, 2005 (2005-06-28) - 5

Flyweight[edit]

No. Name Period Defenses
1 Japan Satoko Shinashi November 29, 2005 (2005-11-29) - 1

Events[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ [2][dead link]
  3. ^ Breen, Jordan (2008-10-30). "Jewels Gets Debut; Hioki-Sato Set for Shooto". USA: Sherdog. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 
  4. ^ [3][dead link]
  5. ^ Pozen, Frank (2008-04-24). "Ward, Tavares, Marquez arrive in Tokyo for Smackgirl show". USA: Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. Retrieved 2010-08-29. "He believes that Smackgirl's abolition of the 30 second ground rule will help Marquez because she has strong training in jiu jitsu & submission wrestling." 
  6. ^ "Smackgirl strike official rules and regulations" (PDF). Japan: Smackgirl. 2007-03-01. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  7. ^ Breen, Jordan; Loiseleur, Tony (2008-07-10). "Smackgirl Postponed, Financial Problems Possible". USA: Sherdog. Retrieved 2010-08-22. 

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