Gold Coast based Jessica ‘Jessy Jess’ Rose-Clark will headline next months Tribe Tokyo Fight event taking place in Japan. The 27-year-old will face former professional world champion boxer Emiko Raika.
The event takes place at the Coconeri Hall in Tokyo on September 23.
Rose-Clark (5-2) will be hoping to bounce back following a decision loss to Pannie Kianzad on the Invicta Fighting Championships 13 event in July which halted a three fight win streak. Rose-Clark confirmed the news via social media and quickly added that she is still under contract with leading women’s promotion Invicta FC.
Raika is a highly decorated boxer who quit boxing in 2013 with a 25-8-1 record that saw her win numerous world titles. Raika made the transition to MMA in 2014 however lost her first two bouts. The 39-year-old has bounced back by winning her last two, most recently a split points decision on Pancrase in July.
‘Jessy Jess’ is currently training at BBA Mixed Martial Arts facility owned by former UFC fighter Ben Alloway with plans to relocate to United States to further her career later in the year.
Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. By the time MMA arrived many years later, I was hooked. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of riding in an F1 car.