Aya Koyama

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Aya Koyama
Born (1973-03-08)8 March 1973
Wakayama, Japan
Died 27 August 2018(2018-08-27) (aged 45)
Other names Aliya
Residence Japan
Nationality Japanese
Height 160 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb; 9 st 2 lb)
Style Professional wrestling
Team AJW (1996-2001)
Jd' (1996)
Years active 1996-2001 & 2005-2008 (wrestling)
2001-2004 & 2010 (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 15
Wins 4
By knockout 0
By submission 4
By decision 0
Losses 10
By knockout 0
By submission 6
By decision 4
Draws 1
Other information
Occupation wrestler, mixed martial artist
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: August 28, 2018 (2018-08-28)

Aya Koyama (Japanese: 亜利弥’, 8 March 1973 – 27 August 2018), better known by her stage name Aliya, was a Japanese female mixed martial artist and a professional wrestler.[1][2] She started her career as a pro wrestler in 1996 before starting to compete in mixed martial arts from 2001.[3] Aya Koyama died on 27 August 2018 at the age of 45 due to cancer.[4][5][6]

Career[edit]

She debuted in 1996 as a professional wrestler with JDStar and later competed for promotions such as All Japan Women's Pro Wrestling and Big Japan Pro Wrestling.[7] In 2001, she took a brief break from professional wrestling to focus in the mixed martial arts. However, she returned to wrestling in 2005 by using the name "Aliya".[8]

She began competing professionally in MMA from May 2001 and lost her opening match to Anna Kopyrina (on 3 May 2001).[9] She faced disastrous start during her mixed martial arts career by losing her first five consecutive matches and ended her career with 4 wins, 10 losses and 1 draw (4-10-1).[10] She fought her last MMA match while she was battling with level 4 cancer on 10 October 2010 following her comeback to mixed martial arts after six years and lost it to Miki Morifuji.[11]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aya Koyama ("Aliya") | MMA Fighter Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 2018-08-28. 
  2. ^ Sherdog.com. "Aya "Ariya" Koyama MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". m.sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Aya Koyama : Official MMA Fight Record (0-2-0)". The Underground. Retrieved 2018-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Women's MMA pioneer Aya Koyama passes away at age 45". MyMMANews.com. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2018-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Japanese Star Aya Koyama Passes Away After Battle With Cancer - The Chairshot". thechairshot.com. Retrieved 2018-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Falleció la luchadora Aya Koyama a causa del cáncer". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-08-28. 
  7. ^ (Editor), Jamie Greer (2018-08-27). "Former Joshi Star Aliya' Passes Away From Cancer at Age 45 - Last Word on Pro Wrestling". Last Word on Pro Wrestling. Retrieved 2018-08-28. 
  8. ^ "Female Japanese Wrestler Aliya' Passes Away At The Age Of 45 - Wrestlezone". Wrestlezone. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2018-08-28. 
  9. ^ "Remix: Golden Gate 2001 - Japan vs. the World MMA Event Results". The Underground. Retrieved 2018-08-28. 
  10. ^ Sherdog.com. "Aya "Ariya" Koyama MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". m.sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-08-28. 
  11. ^ "Miki Morifuji vs. Aya Koyama, Jewels: 10th Ring | MMA Bout Page | Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 2018-08-28.