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"The Queen of Mean"

2-1-0

Miriam Nakamoto

"The Queen of Mean" Miriam Nakamoto
  • Name: Miriam Nakamoto
  • Professional MMA Record: 2-1-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Queen of Mean
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1976.08.05
  • Last Fight: December 07, 2013 in IFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 134.8 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,000 USD
  • Height: 5'9" (175cm) | Reach: 69.0" (175cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Combat Sports Academy
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Dublin, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Muay Thai

Miriam Nakamoto Wiki Update Wiki

Miriam Nakamoto is considered one of the top female strikers in the world. Versatile in both Muay Thai kickboxing and traditional boxing, she has been involved in the striking arts for over 13 years. She has been professional since 2005, sporting a Muay Thai record of 14-0.

In 2007, Miriam was on the hit reality TV show, "Fight Girls". Later that same year on August 12th, Miriam showcased her talents in her first world title fight in the prestigious Queen’s Cup in Thailand.  She captured the WPMO world title in a convincing fashion, dominating her opponent in all 5 rounds en route to a unanimous decision victory.

Two years later she competed in the IFMA World Championships. She fought such notables as Rachida Hilali of Morocco, Jenni Andersson of Sweden and the 2009 European champion, Katariina Perkkio. Each of these ladies had an upwards of 25+ Muay Thai bouts, with some as high as 45. Miriam had entered the tournament with 5. She proceeded to clean out the division, eventually winning gold over Morocco's Rachida Hilali. She was then awarded the Best Boxer trophy for females. No American had ever received this award, male or female. She had a mere two weeks notice to prepare for this tournnament. (She had been called in to replace an injured member of the US National Muay Thai team.)

In April of 2010 Miriam had the honor of competing against Angela Rivera Parr, a legend in the sport of women's Muay Thai. This would be for the IMTA-TBA World Title in Santa Monica, CA. She defeated Parr via unanimous decision. Rounding off a successful 2010 she captured the coveted WBC World Title . She scored a vicious first round KO over Luxemborg's Claire Haigh. Claire Haigh was ranked 3rd in the world.

After being out all of 2011 from ACL reconstruction surgery, Ms. Nakamoto has come back with flying colors. April 28th she fought Sandra Bastian for the WMC Lightweight World Title at the Legends Muay Thai event in San Francisco, CA. Miriam ended the bout via cut by elbow in the 3rd round.

Miriam trains out of Combat Sports Academy in Dublin, CA. She is under the tuttelage of Coach Kirian Fitzgibbons, who is notably the head coach of the US National Muay Thai Team.  

 

In 2012 Miriam made the transition to MMA finishing her opponent with knees in the 2nd round. On April 5th 2013 she made her debut for Invicta FC taking on rising Women's MMA Star and previously undefeated Jessamyn Duke at Invicta FC 5. The fight ended with some controversy as Nakamoto initially dropped Duke with a knee to the head, then another to a kneeling Duke (an illegal shot in MMA). However referee John McCarthy jumped in to stop the fight calling it a KO.


 

Last updated 04.08.2013, 12:00 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
0:23 Round 4 of 5, 15:23 Total
Lauren Murphy
Ref: Mike England
Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith
Co-Main Event | Vacant Title | Bantamweight | 135
2013.12.07
Odds: -230 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 134.75 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:08 Round 1 of 3
Duda Yankovich
Ref: Mike England
Invicta FC 6: Santos vs. Coenen 2
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2013.07.13
Disclosed Pay: $1,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs
Invicta FC 6 Knockout of the Night
No Contest | KO/TKO | Knee
2:20 Round 1 of 3
Jessamyn Duke
Ref: John McCarthy
Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
2013.04.05
Weigh-In: 135.8 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Knees Elizabeth Phillips Red Canvas 2012.09.15

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