Miriam Nakamoto is a professional Muay Thai fighter, mixed martial artist, boxer, and kickboxer who is currently fighting for the Bantamweight division. Nakamoto started fighting professional Muay Thai in 2005 and became an 8-time world champion before she shifted to mixed martial arts.
Mixed Martial Arts Career
In 2012, she decided to join Red Canvas Fight Promotion Art of Submission 2 when she first transitioned to mixed martial arts. Nakamoto then easily finished her opponent, Elizabeth Phillips, in the 2nd round. She also made her debut in Invicta FC in April 2013, where she defeated Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke in the first round. Because of her excellent performance, she was awarded the Knock Out of the Night. However, her title was forfeited by the Missouri Office of Athletics due to an illegal knee after a month.
Her next event was the Invicta FC 6” Coenen vs. Cyborg, where she faced Duda Yankovich, and Nakamoto dominated the match. For the second time around, she was awarded the IFC: Knock Out of the Night.
Television and Film
Nakamoto also tried her luck in film acting. In 2005, she worked with director-actor Joaquin Phoenix for a movie called Tired of Being Sorry, where she landed the lead role. In 2007, Nakamoto was featured in a reality TV Show called Fight Girls on the Oxygen Channel. In episode 5 of the said show, she defeated Jennifer Tate via split decision.
- 2004 Champion San Francisco GoldenGloves
- 2007 WPMF Light WelterweightChampion
- 2009 IFMA Muaythai WorldChampionships Best Female Boxer
- 2010 WMC World Lightweight Champion