The Shooting Star, Saori Ishioka returnes to action this weekend. Having last fought over 2 years ago, Ishioka took a hiatus from the sport to get married and give birth to her son, the karate fighter is stepping down to 105 and looking to pick up her career where she left off. Oversized at 115, the move to 105 is a wise one. Across the ring will be Satomi Takano. Takano is coming off of a split-decision loss to former 105lb champion Naho Sugiyama.
1. Both fighters are still young, Ishioka being 26 and Takano being 24.
2. Ishioka has faced off against the best Japan has to offer.
(Megumi Fujii, Ham Seo Hee x2, Yuka Tsuji, V.V Mei, Mika Nagano)
3. Ishioka competed in a S-Cup defeated Ai Takahashi before losing to Rena.
4. Ishioka took Hamasaki to a split-decision in a grappling match.