Jewels (mixed martial arts)
|Industry||Mixed martial arts promotion|
|Headquarters||Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan|
|Yuichi Ozono (president)
Shigeru Saeki (supervisor)
|Parent||Marverous Japan Co.,Ltd.|
Jewels (styled JEWELS in capitals) is a mixed martial arts organization owned by Marverous Japan Co., Ltd. focused on female fighters. It's the direct successor of Smackgirl. It has a working relationship with fellow mixed martial arts promotion Deep presided by Shigeru Saeki (also the Jewels supervisor).
After the women MMA promotion Smackgirl faced severe financial difficulties caused by the unexpected departure of major sponsors and television network deals, an executive from Japanese event production company Archery Inc., Yuichi Ozono, formed the company Marverous Japan and acquired the assets and rights formerly belonging to Smackgirl parent company Kilgore. Since the reputation of Smackgirl was tarnished by all the problems it faced, it was decided to start anew.
On June 9, 2012, it was announced that JEWELS has formed a strategic partnership with American promotion Invicta Fighting Championships to cross-promote the world’s top female fighters on their respective fight cards in the United States and Japan.
|Rough Stone Grand Prix 2009 -60 kilograms (132 lb)||Alexandra Sanchez|
|Rough Stone Grand Prix 2009 -54 kilograms (119 lb)||Mika Nagano|
|Rough Stone Grand Prix 2009 -48 kilograms (106 lb)||Asami Kodera|
|Rough Stone Grand Prix 2010 -56 kilograms (123 lb)||Mizuki Inoue|
|Rough Stone Grand Prix 2010 -52 kilograms (115 lb)||Hiroko Kitamura|
|Rough Stone Grand Prix 2010 -48 kilograms (106 lb)||Kikuyo Ishikawa|
|First lightweight queen decision tournament||Ayaka Hamasaki|
|First featherweight queen decision tournament||Naho Sugiyama|
|Jewels/Deep Kickboxing Tournament 2012 -47 kilograms (104 lb)||Momoka|
|Deep - Jewels Lightweight Grand Prix 2013 -52 kilograms (115 lb)||Emi Tomimatsu|
|Deep - Jewels Featherweight Grand Prix 2015 -48 kilograms (106 lb)||TBA|
|Middleweight (61 kg)||1||Takayo Hashi||May 18, 2014- current||
|Lightweight (52 kg)||1||Ayaka Hamasaki||December 17, 2010- August 31, 2013 (vacated)||
|2||Emi Tomimatsu||February 16, 2014- August 9, 2014||
|3||Mizuki Inoue||August 9, 2014- current||
|Featherweight (48 kg)||1||Naho Sugiyama||December 17, 2011- May 25, 2013||
|2||Seo Hee Ham||May 25, 2013- December 11, 2014 (vacated for UFC)||
|32||Deep - Jewels 7||February 21, 2015||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan|
|31||Deep - Jewels 6||November 3, 2014||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan|
|30||Deep - Jewels 5||August 9, 2014||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan|
|29||Deep - Jewels 4||May 18, 2014||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan|
|28||Deep - Jewels 3||February 16, 2014||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan|
|27||Deep - Jewels 2||November 4, 2013||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan|
|26||Deep - Jewels 1||August 31, 2013||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan|
|25||Jewels 24th Ring||May 25, 2013||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan|
|24||Jewels 23rd Ring||March 30, 2013||Shin-Kiba 1st Ring||Tokyo, Japan|
|23||Jewels 22nd Ring||December 15, 2012||Differ Ariake||Tokyo, Japan|
|22||Jewels 21st Ring||September 22, 2012||Shin-Kiba 1st Ring||Tokyo, Japan|
|21||Jewels 20th Ring||July 21, 2012||Differ Ariake||Tokyo, Japan|
|20||Jewels 19th Ring||May 26, 2012||Azalea Taisho Hall||Osaka, Japan|
|19||Jewels 18th Ring||March 3, 2012||Shin-Kiba 1st Ring||Tokyo, Japan|
|18||Jewels 17th Ring||December 17, 2011||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan||370|
|17||Jewels 16th Ring||September 11, 2011||Shin-Kiba 1st Ring||Tokyo, Japan||822|
|16||Jewels 15th Ring||July 9, 2011||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan||426|
|15||Jewels 13th Ring & 14th Ring[n 1]||May 14, 2011||Shin-Kiba 1st Ring||Tokyo, Japan||328 / 324|
|Jewels 12th Ring||March 11, 2011||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan||cancelled[n 2]|
|14||Jewels 11th Ring||December 17, 2010||Korakuen Hall||Tokyo, Japan||1216|
|13||Jewels 10th Ring||October 10, 2010||Shin-Kiba 1st Ring||Tokyo, Japan||464|
|12||Jewels 9th Ring||July 31, 2010||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan||578|
|11||Jewels 8th Ring||May 23, 2010||Shin-Kiba 1st Ring||Tokyo, Japan||438|
|10||Jewels 7th Ring||March 19, 2010||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan||696|
|9||Jewels - Rough Stone: Second Ring||January 31, 2010||Ceasar Gym Shin-Koiwa||Tokyo, Japan|
|8||Jewels 6th Ring||December 11, 2009||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan||762|
|7||Jewels 5th Ring||September 13, 2009||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan||610|
|5||Jewels 4th Ring||July 11, 2009||Shin-Kiba 1st Ring||Tokyo, Japan||464|
|4||Jewels 3rd Ring||May 16, 2009||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan||734|
|3||Jewels - Rough Stone: First Ring||April 19, 2009||Isami Wrestle Budokan||Wairabi, Saitama, Japan|
|2||Jewels 2nd Ring||February 4, 2009||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan||588|
|1||Jewels 1st Ring||November 16, 2008||Shinjuku Face||Tokyo, Japan||645|
- Jewels 14th Ring was originally an independent event planned for July 9, 2011. Jewels merged both events in a single date after the cancellation of Jewels 12th Ring.
- The event was cancelled a few hours before the start due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
- "SmackGirl -> JEWELS". 2008-10-24. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- Pozen, Frank (2008-10-24). "SMACKGIRL is dead, long live JEWELS". Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- Breen, Jordan (2008-10-30). "Jewels Gets Debut; Hioki-Sato Set for Shooto". USA: Sherdog. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
- "Invicta Fighting and JEWELS Form Strategic Partnership for Women’s MMA". Articles. MMAWeekly.com. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-06-09.
- Official website (Japanese)
- Official blog (Japanese)
- Public relations blog (Japanese)
- Jewels on Twitter (Japanese)
- JEWELS event results on Sherdog