5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
| 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
| Miriam Herbie Nakamoto
August 5, 1976 (age 39)
United States (1976-08-05) |
Dublin, California, United States
Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts
Miriam Nakamoto Wikipedia
Miriam Herbie Nakamoto (born August 5, 1976) is an American professional female Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist fighting at Bantamweight (135 pounds).
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.
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.
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.
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.Invicta Fighting Championships
Knockout of the Night (Two times)
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
San Francisco Golden Gloves