Tenshin Nasukawa Biography

( 1998 - )
January 1, 2019
First published on:November 6, 2018
by Jack Ol

Facts of Tenshin Nasukawa

Date of Birth: 1998, August 18
Age: 21 years old
Birth Nation: Japan
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Birth Name Tenshin Nasukawa
Birth Place Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Famous Name Tenshin Nasukawa
Father Chiba Prefecture
Nationality Japanese
Ethnicity Asian
Profession kickboxer
Started career as kickboxer
Currently Working For Rizin
Currently Married No

Tenshin Nasukawa is one of the best fighters in Japan who specialize in full contact Karate, Muay Thai, and Kickboxing. He is the current Rise featherweight champion and has previously held the titles bantamweight and flyweight division. He gained prominence after defeating champion fighter such as Amnat Ruenroeng, Wanchalong, and most recently Kyoji Horiguchi.


As of November 2018, Nasukawa is ranked at No. 8 bantamweight fighter in the world by Combat Press. His knockout victory over Wanchalong PK Senchaigym was chosen the 2016 knockout of the year by Combatpress.com.

Tenshin Nasukawa Bio and Early Life

Chiba Prefecture, Japan native Tenshin Nasukawa was born on 18th August 1998 under the star sign Leo. As per nationality, he is Japanese and is of Asian ethnicity.

At the tender age of five, his father, Chiba Prefecture, enrolled him at a Karate class. But the idea of sending him to Karate classes was to inculcate discipline into him. Also, his father wanted his son to reap the psychologist and spiritual benefits of martial arts.

By the time he was in his 6th grade, Nasukawa won national level competitions. Furthermore, he grabbed the attention of many MMA promotion companies including K-1 Kickboxing and Pride Fighting Championships.

Before turning pro kickboxer at his 18, Nasukawa compiled an impressive record of 99 wins and 5 losses.  

Tenshin Nasukawa Professional Life


Since 2014, Nasukawa has been fighting professionally compiling an undefeated record of 27-0-0. Known as a southpaw fighter and the combination of kickboxing and Full Contact Karate style, his career titles and accomplishments are listed below:

  • RISE Bantamweight Champion
  • 2015 BLADE Japan Cup Tournament Champion
  • ISKA Oriental Rules Bantamweight World Champion
  • 2017 Riszin Kick Tournament Champion

Most recently on 30th September 2018, Nasukawa faced the current Rizin Bantamweight Kyoji Horiguchi at RIZIN 13 which was contested under kickboxing rules. The bout ended in the round three with Nasukawa being the 1st Rise Featherweight (-126lb) World Championship.

Now, Nasukawa faced undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. at Rizin 14 on 31st December 2018 in a 3-round boxing exhibition match. Mayweather defeated him via TKO in the first round dropping him down the ground with a powerful right punch. Besides, he dropped Nasukawa three times earlier in the first round.

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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Also a pro-MMA fighter, Nasukawa made his debut at Rizin World Grand Prix 2016: 2nd Round, against Nikita Sapun on 29th December 2016 where he won the bout in round one. Later two days, he defeated Dylan Kawika Oligo at Rizin World Grand Prix 2016: Final Round.

The following year, he won against Francesco Ghigliotti and Yamato Fujita at Rizin 2017 in Yokohama: Sakura and Rizin World Grand Prize 2017: Opening Round – Part 2 respectively.

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Tenshin Nasukawa Personal Life

Like other public figures, Tenshin Naskawa prefers his personal life low key. Though the kickboxer actively surfs social sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, he has not shared a single picture with a lady who is assumed to be his potential girlfriend or wife. Also, there are no new and rumors popped out in media sites regarding Nasukawa being romantically involved with anyone.

It seems that twenty years old hunk is much focused on his kickboxing career. Hence, he might be single and unmarried.

Besides his love life, Nasukawa has a sister named Riri Nasukawa with whom he shares a good bond. Recently, his sister, 15, won pro kickboxing debut at RISE 125 in June 2018 against Reina Sato. No telling where his sister will be in a few years, but things are looking good following a successful pro debut.

Tenshin Nasukawa Salary and Net Worth

Not to mention, Tenshin Nasukawa has earned his wealth widely through his professional kickboxing career establishing him as one of the elite Japanese fighters at a very young age.

As of now, he is projected to fight against the highest earning athlete on the planet, Floyd Mayweather Jr, which is definitely going to increase his value in monetary term. Just like MMA fighter Conor McGregor, Nasukawa is expected to make huge amount probably in millions which will also be the highest earning of his career. His opponent Floyd reportedly made around $9 million from that exhibition fight.

Tenshin Nasukawa reportedly made around a million from the bout.

As a pro-boxer and kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa reportedly earns around ¥91,122,000 Yen per fight from Rizin.

With a Floy bout, Nasukawa is now a popular face in the world of fighting. The companies and brands that are trying to swap endorsement deal with the kickboxer are also increasing every day. As of now, he has the deal with some popular brands like TAG Heuer.


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He can be seen promoting the watches through his Instagram where he has 279k followers. Prior, he also has a sponsorship deal with Nike. He can also be seen promoting Beauty Mall.

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