|Born||Miriam Herbie Nakamoto|
August 5, 1976
|Other names||The Queen of Mean|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Style||Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing|
|Fighting out of||Dublin, California, United States|
|Team||Combat Sports Academy|
|Rank||Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Years active||2005–present (Kickboxing) |
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Boxing record from BoxRec|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
- 1 Muay Thai career
- 2 Mixed Martial Arts career
- 3 Television and film
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 Kickboxing record (Incomplete)
- 6 Mixed martial arts record
- 7 Professional boxing record
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Muay Thai career
Mixed Martial Arts career
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.
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)
- 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
- 2004 Champion
Kickboxing record (Incomplete)
14 wins (? KOs), 0 losses, 0 draws
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|4 matches||2 wins||1 loss|
|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|
|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|
- NSAC report of XFA 2
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- "Miriam Nakamoto Credits MMA For Newfound Financial Stability". MMARising.com. 2013-07-18. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Lauren Murphy vs Miriam Nakamoto Title Fight Set For Invicta FC 7". MMARising.com. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Miriam "The Queen of Mean" Nakamoto MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Red Canvas Promotions: Submissions 2 | The Tapology MMA Forums". Tapology.com. 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Red Canvas - Art of Submission 2". Sherdog.com. 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Invicta FC 5 Bonuses: Kaufman vs Smith Wins Fight Of The Night". MMARising.com. 2013-04-06. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
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- Bohn, Mike (2013-04-20). "Invicta FC 6 set for July 13, 13-bout lineup set with Santos-Coenen headliiner". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Women's Boxing: Duda Yankovich Biography". Wban.org. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Invicta FC 6 Official Fight Results". Invictafc.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Invicta FC 6 bonuses and awards: Smith, Maia, Penne and Nakamoto take home post-fight awards". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "InvictaFC 7 Card Released with Three Title Matches | Wombat Sports". Wombatsports.wordpress.com. 2013-10-11. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Joe Rogan surprises fighter Miriam Nakamoto by covering medical procedure to help her make a comeback". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2019-10-29.
- "Ringside - Tired Of Being Sorry". YouTube. 2009-11-29. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Fight Girls: Season 2, Episode 5 : Another One Bites the Dust". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.