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Kanna Asakura

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Kanna Asakura
Born浅倉栞南
(1997-10-12) October 12, 1997 (age 22)
Chiba, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Weight108 lb (49 kg; 7.7 st)
DivisionAtomweight (106 lb)
Fighting out ofChiba, Japan
TeamParaestra
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total15
Wins13
By knockout0
By submission5
By decision8
Losses2
By knockout0
By submission0
By decision2
Draws0
No contests0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Kanna Asakura (Japanese: 浅倉栞南); born October 12, 1997 in Chiba, Japan is a Japanese mixed martial artist. She competes in the Atomweight (106 lb) division and is currently signed with the Rizin Fighting Federation.

Mixed martial arts career[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Before transitioning to mixed martial arts, Asakura won first at the 2011 Klippan Ladies International Wrestling Tournament in the cadet division for 38kg.[1]

Mixed Martial Arts Career[edit | edit source]

Asakura made her professional mixed martial arts debut on October 4, 2014 when she faced Naomi Okaki at Vale Tudo Japan 6 and won by unanimous decision. Following this, Asakura compiled a professional record of 9-2, with wins over Yasuko Tamada and Saori Ishioka, before signing with the Rizin Fighting Federation to join their Super Bantamweight World Grand Prix Tournament in December 2017[2]. Asakura advanced to the finals, then competing in front of 18,316 fans in what was arguably the biggest women’s title fight in Japanese MMA history, choked out Shoot Boxing superstar Rena Kubota to become the inaugural Rizin FF Women’s Super Atomweight Champion.[3]

On May 6, 2018 Kanna Asakura faced Melissa Sophia Karagianis at Rizin 10. She won the fight via three round unanimous decision extending her win streak to 7. After the fight Rena Kubota entered the ring and challenged her to a rematch. Soon after the fight was made official, and scheduled to take place on July 29, 2018 at Rizin 11 in Saitama, Japan[4]. Despite several improvements from Rena, Asakura used her relentless pressure to win the bout by unanimous decision.[5] After the bout Asakura was seen hugging kickboxing superstar Tenshin Nasukawa, fuelling further speculation that they may be in a relationship.

Mixed martial arts record[edit | edit source]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13-2 Rena Kubota Decision (Unanimous) Rizin 11 July 29, 2018 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 12–2 Melissa Sophia Karagianis Decision (Unanimous) Rizin 10 May 6, 2018 3 5:00 Fukuoka, Japan
Win 11–2 Rena Kubota Submission (Rear-naked choke) Rizin World Grand-Prix 2017: Final Round December 31, 2017 1 4:34 Saitama, Japan Women's Super Atomweight Grand-Prix Final
Win 10–2 Maria de Oliveira Neta Submission (Armbar) Rizin World Grand-Prix 2017: Final Round December 31, 2017 2 3:40 Saitama, Japan Women's Super Atomweight Grand-Prix Semi-Finals
Win 9–2 Sylwia Juskiewicz Decision (Unanimous) Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: Opening Round - Part 2 October 15, 2017 3 5:00 Fukuoka, Japan Women's Super Atomweight Grand-Prix 1st Round
Win 8–2 Saori Ishioka Decision (Unanimous) Deep Jewels 17 August 26, 2017 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Women's Super Atomweight Grand-Prix Qualification bout
Win 7–2 Aleksandra Toncheva Plamenova Decision (Unanimous) Rizin 2017 in Yokohama: Sakura April 16, 2017 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 6–2 Natsuki Shimomakise Submission (Rear-naked choke) Deep Jewels 15 February 25, 2017 1 2:29 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 5–2 Alyssa Garcia Decision (Unanimous) Rizin World Grand Prix 2016: 2nd Round December 29, 2016 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 5–1 Yoon Ha Hong Decision (Unanimous) Deep - 77 Impact / Jewels 13 August 27, 2016 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–1 Mikiko Hiyama Submission (Rear naked choke) Shooto - Professional Shooto 7/17 July 17, 2016 1 3:43 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 3–1 Syuri Kondo Decision (Unanimous) Pancrase - 277 April 24, 2016 3 3:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0 Yasuko Tamada Decision (Unanimous) Vale Tudo Japan - VTJ 7th September 13, 2015 3 3:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–0 Miyuki Furusawa Submission (Rear naked choke) Vale Tudo Japan - VTJ in Osaka June 21, 2015 1 2:17 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-0 Naomi Okaki Decision (Unanimous) Vale Tudo Japan - VTJ 6th October 4, 2014 3 5:00 Ōta, Tokyo .

Amateur mixed martial arts record[edit | edit source]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 1-0 Mikiko Hiyama Submission (Rear naked choke) Shooto / STF - Hardball November 8, 2015 1 3:18 Nagano, Japan .

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Miyahara Leads Japanese Gold Rush Among Klippan Cadets". Japan Wrestling Federation. 5 March 2011.
  2. "Kanna Asakura Locked In Final Spot For Rizin's Super Atomweight Grand Prix". MMA Today. 30 August 2017.
  3. "Kyoji Horiguchi, Kanna Asakura Earn Impressive Stoppages to Win Rizin Grand Prix Titles". Sherdog. 31 December 2017.
  4. "Kanna Asakura-Rena Kubota Rematch, Jiri Prochazka vs. Bruno Cappelozza Set for Rizin 11". Sherdog. 2018-05-28. Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  5. Fernanda Prates (29 July 2018). "Rizin FF 11 results: Kanna Asakura outworks Rena Kubota as Horiguchi shines and Gomi rebounds". MMAjunkie.com.


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