Nakai Rin is a professional mixed martial artist from Japan. She has played for Pancrase, Smackgirl, Deep, and she has also fought in a couple of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fights.

Her latest fight was held on October 22, 2019. It was with Deep and it was a win against Titapa Junsookplung.

Height / weight 1.55 m / 62 kg
Born 22 Oct 1986
Nationality Japan Japan

Athlete Bio

Rin was born on October 22, 1986, in Matsuyama, Japan. She stands 155 centimeters tall and at her last weigh-in, she was listed at 62.6 kilograms. She fights in the Featherweight and Flyweight Divisions. Rin has a reach of 154 centimeters and she fights with a Judo style.

She trains and fights out of Japan.

Professional Career

Rin made her professional debut as an MMA fighter on October 1, 2006, for Pancrase. It was against Asuka Ito and Nakai won it in a TKO. She followed this with a fight in May 2007, this time it was against Kazue Matake and it was for Smackgirl promotions.

She had two more fights with Smackgirl before playing for Pancrase again and moving on to play for the Greatest Common Multiple (GCM). She had a winning streak of 10 fights before getting into a draw with Danielle West at Pancrase Impression Tour 9 on September 4, 2011.

After that, she went on to win 6 more fights. She joined the UFC on May 11, 2014. Her first fight was against Miesha Tate. This became Rin’s first loss. This was followed by another loss, a few months later, this time to Leslie Smith. She left the UFC after that.

After the UFC

Following her losing outings with the UFC, Rin then went back to playing for Pancrase. She fought a bout for Rizin against Kanako Murata. The last three fights of her career were with Deep.

As of October 2019, she is on a 6-fight winning streak.

Promotions Played For

Throughout her career, she has played for Smackgirl, Pancrase, Greatest Common Multiple (GCM), Sengoku (SRC), and Deep. She has also played for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the Rizin Fighting Federation.

She has only played once for Rizin. It was a win against Kanako Murata. She played twice for UFC. Once in 2014 and again in 2016. They were both losses.

Mixed Martial Arts Record

Total Fights: 25
Wins: 22
Losses: 2
Draws: 1

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