|From:||Ehime, Japan Japan|
|Height:||5' 1" ( 154 cm )|
|Weight:||135 lb ( 61 kg )|
Sep 17, 2014 12:48
UFC Ultimate Media Day at the Hilton Tokyo on September 17, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photos by Keith Tsuji/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)Sep 17, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
A sneak peak of today's new episode of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America and a preview to two exclusive VICE media videos on Fight Night Tokyo's Takanori Gomi and Rin Nakai in today's UFC Minute!Sep 16, 2014
Thoughts on opponent, Miesha Tate? She’s very aggressive and has great cardio. She also has a strong heart and fights very smart.
When and why did you start training for fighting? 19 years old - when I met my coach - Fumio “Wild” Usami
What ranks and titles have you held? 2012 Pancrase Bantamweight Champion - Queen of Pancrase, 2010 Valkyrie Absolute Champion
Do you have any heroes? No
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I want to play a major role in the friendship of the world. I want more people to know the UFC in Japan and Asia and I want to expand the popularity of the UFC.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? None
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 3rd in Judo National competition when I was in high school. 5th in Judo junior high tournament in Japan
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Judo black belt
Favorite grappling technique: All
Favorite Striking technique: All
- Pro since 2006
- Six wins by submission, four by knockout
- Eight first round finishes
- Holds wins over Sarah D’Alelio and Tara LaRosa in her last two fights.