Kanako Murata is a well-known Japanese professional female mixed martial artist. She has been competing with a mixed martial artist since 2016. Kanako is currently playing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship under the strawweight division. Murata was the former Invicta FC Strawweight champion. In addition, she was a national judo champion in her high school years.

Murata was born on the date August 10, 1993, in Matsuyama, Ehime, district. Kanako comes from a sports family and is the granddaughter of a judo dojo master. However, Kanako did not share much of her parents’ detail in public. Kanako stands five feet and one inch tall and weighs 52 kg.

Quick Info 
Full NameKanako Murata
Date Of Birth1993, August 10
Birth PlaceMatsuyama, Ehime
Parent(s)N/A
OccupationMMA Fighter
Age28 Years Old
Body Measurement
Height5 Feet 1 Inch
WeightN/A
NationalityJapanese
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac Sign
EthnicityMixed
Martial StatusUnmarried
Wife(s)/Partner(s)N/A
ChildrenN/A
Net Worth$100,000

Kanako Murata Career

Kanako was born and raised in Matsuyama, Japan. The grandson of judo dojo master Murata began training judo at the age of three. She was a national champion in the judiciary during her high school years.  After judo, she advanced to the freestyle competition, where she won the 2011 Junior World Championship. Murata was scheduled to start playing well with Natalya Denisova at Rizin 1 on April 17, 2016. She won the battle with the same decision. Murata remained flyweight in her next fight with Ilona Wijmans at the Shoot Box Girls S-Cup 2016 on July 7, 2016. She won the battle in the first round of professionalism.

Kanako Murata
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Murata was expected to face Kyra Batara in a strawweight bout at the Rizin World Grand Prix 2016: 1st Round on September 26, 2016. She won the fight in unison. Murata was expected to face Rin Nakai in a flyweight bout at the Rizin World Grand Prix 2016: 2nd Round on December 29, 2016. However, Murata lost for the first time in technology, beating urine back naked in the third round. Murata was expected to face Angela Magana at Rizin 12 on August 12, 2018. She won the battle with the first delivery. Murata last appeared with Rizin against Saray Orozco Rizin 15 on April 21, 2019.

 

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Murata was initially expected to face Shinju Nozawa-Auclair before Nozowa-Auclair withdrew due to a leg injury. She won this battle with her second job, and for the second time in a row, the submission of Von Flue. On August 30, 2018, it was announced that Murata has signed with Atticta FC and will compete in their strawweight division. Murata was expected to make her promotional debut with Invicta, about a year after signing with them, against Liana Pirosin at Atticta FC 35: Bennett vs. Rodriguez II on June 7, 2019. She won this fight in the first round naked to squeeze humility. This fight won him the “Performance of the Night” award.

Kanako Murata
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Murata was expected to face Emily Ducote of the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship at Invicta FC 38: Murata vs. Ducote on November 1, 2019. She won this battle by decree. Murata announced on July 5, 2020, that she had signed with the UFC. Murata was expected to face Lívia Renata Souza on November 14, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos. However, Souza withdrew in early November due to an undisclosed injury and was replaced by Randa Markos. She won the war with the same decision. Murata faced Virna Jandiroba on June 19, 2021, at the UFC on ESPN 25. She lost the battle with a doctor’s suspension after round 2 due to an elbow splash caused by a rib implanted by Jandiroba.

 

Kanako Murata Relationship Status

Kanako is an active social media user. She ends up sharing many photos of her with her family and friends. Murata has not shared a name about her relationship until now. The Japanese mixed martial artist is believed to have been unmarried since mid-2021. Kanako is very good at her job and should focus on her work rather than spend time with people. Kanako may date secretly and wait for the right moment to open up about her relationship status.

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Kanako Murata Net Worth

Murata has an estimated net worth of $ 100,000. She has made a lot of money through her successful career as a mixed martial artist. Kanako has earned $ 23,500 in her two matches with the UFC. Kanako is ranked No. 15 in the current best female strawweight fighter.

 

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Kanako Murata Socials

She has 8k followers on her Instagram with 540 posts. In addition, she shares her training and her match pictures in her feed. On Twitter, she has 7k followers and tweets and retweets frequently.

 

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