Kanako Murata is a well-known Japanese female mixed martial artist. She has been competing in the professional mixed martial artist since 2016. Kanako currently plays in the Ultimate Fighting Championship under the strawweight division. Murata is the former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion. She was a national champion in judo in her high school years.
Kanako Murata was born on August 10, 1993, in Matsuyama, Ehime, Prefecture. She comes from a sports family and is the granddaughter of a judo dojo master. However, Kanako has not shared much about her parents in public. Murata stands five feet and one inch tall and weighs 52 kg.
Kanako started training judo from the age of three. She was part of her High School judo team and national champion in judo in her high school years. Murata won Junior World Championship in 2011. The Japanese fighter made her professional debut in April 2016 against Natalya Denisova in the Rizin 1 and won the match via unanimous decision in strawweight.
Murata lost her first professional match in December 2016 against Rin Nakai via submission in the Rizin World Grand Prix 2016. In 2017, She moved to Pancrase 288 and then won his first match via unanimous decision. After that, Kanako moved back to Rizin fights and won the next three games. In June 2019, The Japanese fighter returned to Strawweight and defeated the Invicta FC 35 against Liana Pirosin.
In November 2019, Kanako won her first title of Invicta FC Strawweight Championship against Emily Ducote. Murata made her UFC debut in November 2020 against Randa Markos and won the match via unanimous decision. However, Murata lost her first UFC match UFC on ESPN against Virna Jandiroba viva TKO.
Kanako has represented Japan in numerous international events. Murata won Gold Medal in the Asian Wrestling Champions in 2012. The following year, She won a silver medal in the Asian Wrestling championship and bronze medal at Universiade. In 2015, She played her last international event at Asian Wrestling Champions and won a silver medal for fifty-five kg. Murata is also a Purple belt holder in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Kanako is an active social media user. She keeps sharing a lot of pictures of her pictures with her family and friends. Murata has not shared a word about her relationship to date. The Japanese player is believed to be single as of mid-2021. Kanako is at the peak of her career and must be focusing on her career rather than spending time with people.
Kanako could secretly be dating someone and waiting for the right time to open about her relationship status.
Kanako Murata has an estimated net worth of more than $100,000. She has accumulated most of her net worth through her successful career as a mixed martial artist. Kanako has earned $23,500 from her two matches with the UFC. Kanako is ranked at No.15 in currently best female strawweight fighter.
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