"She's turning Japanese, I think she's turning Japanese, I really think so!" If anyone can remember this top-40 song, I give you credit! I took the liberty of changing the lyrics to "she" to refer to Mia Yim and her affection for all things Japanese these days. She strolled to the ring Saturday night wearing her REINA t-shirt and sporting her Fujita Jr. Hayato "God Bless" reference on her taped wrists. Then she proceeded to beat down young Kimber Lee using some joshi inspired leg submissions and Hayato inspired kicks. Someone estimated the match lasted about six minutes -- only half the time of her recent REINA matches in Japan. Oh well, welcome back to the USA!
Photos by Marvin Atwell
Leg submissions inspired by joshi techniques
An early scare for Mia as Kimber Lee gets a near fall
Kimber Lee goes to work on Mia's left wrist
Kimber Lee gets assistance to leave the ring