Rin Nakai

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Nakai.

Rin Nakai (中井 りん, Nakai Rin, born October 22, 1986) is a Japanese professional athlete. She is best known as a female mixed martial artist.

Rin is currently the #10-ranked Women’s Bantamweight (129-139.9 lbs) fighter in the world as of 5/25/2014 by http://www.fightmatrix.com.[1]

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Nakai has participated in MMA promotions Pancrase, Smackgirl and Valkyrie. She is 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in) and 56.7 kg (125 lb).[source?]

Nakai started fighting on October 1, 2006. She defeated Asuka Ito by TKO (technical knockout), after breaking Ito's nose at Pancrase 2006 Blow Tour.[2][3][4][5]

On September 29 2016 Nakai competed at Rizin 3 - Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: 2nd Round. She defeated decorated wrestler Kanako Murata via 3rd round submission (Rear Naked Choke) to improve her record to 19-2.

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.fightmatrix.com Issue Date: 5/25/2014 (Official Release: #374)
    Women’s Bantamweight (129-139.9 lbs) fighter ranks
  2. "253 中井りん". 365人インタビュー (in Japanese). Japan: God Bless the Ring. 2009-11-30. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
  3. "中井りん(総合格闘家/愛媛県松山市出身)第1回「格闘家への序章」". FORZA SHIKOKU(月曜日更新) (in Japanese). Japan: Sports Communications. 2007-05-07. Archived from the original on 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2010-09-27.
  4. "PANCRASE 2006 BLOW TOUR" (in Japanese). Japan: Pancrase. 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2010-09-27.
  5. "(結果) [パンクラス] 10.1 梅田:史上最短の秒殺劇。近藤に秋晴訪れず". Reports (in Japanese). Japan: Bout Review. 2006-10-01. Retrieved 2010-09-27.

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