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Miriam Nakamoto

Miriam Nakamoto

Female Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist
Miriam Nakamoto
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Intro Female Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist
Is Athlete Mixed martial artist Boxer Martial artist Kickboxer Thai boxer
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 5 August 1976, United States of America
Age 44 years
Star sign Leo
Residence Dublin, USA
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Biography

Miriam Herbie Nakamoto (born August 5, 1976) is an American professional female Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist fighting at Bantamweight (135 pounds).

Muay Thai career

Nakamoto began fighting Muay Thai professionally in 2005. She is an eight-time world champion in the sport. Having produced a perfect 16–0 record to date.

Mixed Martial Arts career

Red Canvas

In 2012, Nakamoto made the transition to MMA. On September 15, 2012, Nakamoto made her MMA debut at Red Canvas Fight Promotions- Art of Submission 2. Nakamoto finished her opponent, Elizabeth Phillips, with knees in the 2nd round.

Invicta Fighting Championships

Nakamoto made her Invicta FC debut on April 5, 2013, at Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson. Nakamoto knocked out future The Ultimate Fighter 18 contestant Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke in the first round. Nakamoto was awarded the IFC: Knock out of the Night. Even though the result was originally a KO victory for Nakamoto, over a month later, it was overturned by the Missouri Office of Athletics to no contest due to an illegal knee.

Nakamoto returned to Invicta FC for their next event, Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg. Miriam faced professional boxer Duda Yankovich. Nakamoto won by first round technical-knockout due to knee and punches. Again, Nakamoto was awarded the IFC: Knock out of the Night.

Nakamoto faced undefeated Lauren Murphy for the inaugural Invicta FC bantamweight championship belt at Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith on December 7, 2013. Nakamoto lost the fight in the fourth round when she injured her knee.

On July 28, 2019, Nakamoto announced that Joe Rogan has paid for her to have stem-cell therapy to treat her meniscus which has a grade 3 lesion and prevented her from fighting since 2013.

Television and film

In 2005, Nakamoto was the Female Lead in the music video Tired of Being Sorry directed by Joaquin Phoenix and performed by indie rock band Ringside. In 2007, Miriam was on the hit reality TV show, Fight Girls, which aired on the Oxygen Channel. In episode 5, Nakamoto defeated housemate Jennifer Tate by split decision after three exhibition rounds.

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

  • Invicta Fighting Championships
    • Knockout of the Night (Two times)

Muay Thai

  • World Championship Kickboxing
    • 2012 WCK Champion of Champions Super Lightweight Champion
  • World Boxing Council Muaythai
    • 2010 WBC Muaythai World Lightweight Champion (Two title defenses)
  • World Muaythai Council
    • 2010 WMC World Lightweight Champion
  • Thai Boxing Association
    • 2010 TBA World Lightweight Champion
  • World Professional Muaythai Federation
    • 2007 WPMF Light Welterweight Champion
  • International Federation of Muaythai Amateur
    • 2009 IFMA Muaythai World Championships Gold Medalist Light Welterweight
    • 2009 IFMA Muaythai World Championships Best Female Boxer

Amateur boxing

  • San Francisco Golden Gloves
    • 2004 Champion

Kickboxing record (Incomplete)

Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
Amateur kickboxing record
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2009-12-03 Win Rachida Hilali IFMA World Muaythai Championships 2009, Finals Bangkok, Thailand Decision (unanimous) N/A N/A
Wins IFMA World Muaythai Championships Women's Light Welterweight gold medal.
2009-12-02 Win Jenni Andersson IFMA World Muaythai Championships 2009, Semi Finals Bangkok, Thailand N/A N/A N/A
2009-11-30 Win Katariina Perkkio IFMA World Muaythai Championships 2009, Quarter Finals Bangkok, Thailand N/A N/A N/A

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Record
2013-08-24 Win Aleide Lawant WCK Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights Temecula, California, USA Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 14–0
Retains WBC Muaythai Women's World Lightweight title.
2012-08-18 Win Julie Kitchen WCK Muay Thai Champion of Champions Pala, California, USA Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 13–0
Wins vacant WCK Champion of Champions Women World Super lightweight title.
2012-04-28 Win Sandra Bastian Legends Muay Thai Championships San Francisco, California, USA TKO (strikes) 3 N/A 12–0
Wins WMC Women's World Lightweight title.
2010-12-19 Win Chantal Ughi WCK Muay Thai Haikou, China Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 11–0
2010-12-11 Win Claire Haigh WCK Muay Thai The Top Best Haikou, China TKO (strikes) 1 N/A 10–0
Wins WBC Muaythai Women's World Lightweight title.
2010-05-01 Win Gao Xing Wu Lin Fen China Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 9–0
2010-04-03 Win Angela Rivera-Parr Muay Thai in America Santa Monica, California, USA Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 8–0
Wins TBA Women's World Lightweight title.
2008-05-31 Win Sally Krumdiak XFA 2 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 7–0
2007-08-12 Win Helena Queen's Cup Bangkok, Thailand Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 6–0
Wins WPMF Women's World Light Welterweight title.
2006-03-00 Win FIght Girls Finals Phuket, Thailand Decision (split) 5 2:00 5–0
2006-00-00 Win Jennifer Tate Fight Girls Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Decision (split) 3 2:00 4–0
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2009-12-03 Win Rachida Hilali IFMA World Muaythai Championships 2009, Finals Bangkok, Thailand Decision (unanimous) N/A N/A
Wins IFMA World Muaythai Championships Women's Light Welterweight gold medal.
2009-12-02 Win Jenni Andersson IFMA World Muaythai Championships 2009, Semi Finals Bangkok, Thailand N/A N/A N/A
2009-11-30 Win Katariina Perkkio IFMA World Muaythai Championships 2009, Quarter Finals Bangkok, Thailand N/A N/A N/A
2013-08-24 Win Aleide Lawant WCK Muay Thai Hot Summer Fights Temecula, California, USA Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 14–0
Retains WBC Muaythai Women's World Lightweight title.
2012-08-18 Win Julie Kitchen WCK Muay Thai Champion of Champions Pala, California, USA Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 13–0
Wins vacant WCK Champion of Champions Women World Super lightweight title.
2012-04-28 Win Sandra Bastian Legends Muay Thai Championships San Francisco, California, USA TKO (strikes) 3 N/A 12–0
Wins WMC Women's World Lightweight title.
2010-12-19 Win Chantal Ughi WCK Muay Thai Haikou, China Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 11–0
2010-12-11 Win Claire Haigh WCK Muay Thai The Top Best Haikou, China TKO (strikes) 1 N/A 10–0
Wins WBC Muaythai Women's World Lightweight title.
2010-05-01 Win Gao Xing Wu Lin Fen China Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 9–0
2010-04-03 Win Angela Rivera-Parr Muay Thai in America Santa Monica, California, USA Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00 8–0
Wins TBA Women's World Lightweight title.
2008-05-31 Win Sally Krumdiak XFA 2 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00 7–0
2007-08-12 Win Helena Queen's Cup Bangkok, Thailand Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 6–0
Wins WPMF Women's World Light Welterweight title.
2006-03-00 Win FIght Girls Finals Phuket, Thailand Decision (split) 5 2:00 5–0
2006-00-00 Win Jennifer Tate Fight Girls Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Decision (split) 3 2:00 4–0
2009-12-03 Win Rachida Hilali IFMA World Muaythai Championships 2009, Finals Bangkok, Thailand Decision (unanimous) N/A N/A
Wins IFMA World Muaythai Championships Women's Light Welterweight gold medal.
2009-12-02 Win Jenni Andersson IFMA World Muaythai Championships 2009, Semi Finals Bangkok, Thailand N/A N/A N/A
2009-11-30 Win Katariina Perkkio IFMA World Muaythai Championships 2009, Quarter Finals Bangkok, Thailand N/A N/A N/A

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
4 matches 2 wins 1 loss
By knockout 2 1
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2–1 (1) Lauren Murphy TKO (injury) Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith December 7, 2013 4 0:23 Kansas City, Missouri, United States For Invicta FC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 2–0 (1) Duda Yankovich TKO (knee and punches) Invicta FC 6: Coenen vs. Cyborg July 13, 2013 1 2:08 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Knockout of the Night.
NC 1–0 (1) Jessamyn Duke NC (overturned) Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson April 5, 2013 1 2:20 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Originally a knockout victory for Nakamoto, but was later overturned by the Missouri Office of Athletics due to an illegal knee. Knockout of the Night.
Win 1–0 Elizabeth Phillips TKO (knees) Red Canvas - Art of Submission 2 September 15, 2012 2 3:39 San Jose, California, United States

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
5 fights 2 wins 3 losses
By knockout 1 0
By decision 1 3
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
5 Loss 2–3 Tatina Anderson SD 4 May 19, 2011 Lakeside Golf Course, Burbank, California, United States
4 Loss 2–2 Tammy Franks SD 4 October 26, 2006 Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, United States
3 Loss 2–1 Crystal Morales SD 4 May 12, 2006 Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Lancaster, California, United States
2 Win 2–0 Kina Malpartida UD 4 April 20, 2006 Marriott Hotel, Irvine, California, United States
1 Win 1–0 Maria Elena Anderson KO 2 (4) May 5, 2005 Hyatt Regency Hotel, Irvine, California, United States
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