Kanako Murata - Updated Apr 2024

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Kanako Murata


Kanako Murata is an amazing female mixed martial artist from Japan. Kanako Murata has been a fierce fighter who has fought many games with different amazing fighters till today. She competes in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship today.

Early Life

Kanako Murata was born on 10th August 1993, in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. This makes her 30 years old as of 2022. There is not much information regarding the name and profession of her parents, and siblings.

She holds a Japanese nationality and practices Christianity. Further, she belongs to the Asian ethnicity. According to astrology, she has Leo as her zodiac sign.


Talking about her formal educational status, she completed her schooling at a local school in her hometown. And, she also accomplished her higher studies at university.

Professional Life

Moving on toward the profession of Kanako Murata, she is a mixed martial artist. She has been one of the top fighters in this sport today. She was much influenced by her parents and grandparents.

Kanako is the granddaughter of the judo dojo master. So, she started training at a very early age of three years old. She even became a national champion in judo in her high school years. She also won the Junior World Championship in 2011.

Kanako Murata

Caption: Kanako Murata during the match (Source: Reddit)

Following her professional debut in the Rizin Fighting Federation, she made her debut against Natalya Denisova at Rizin 1.  While she also made her flyweight debut against Maia Kahaunaele-Stevenson at KOTC: Firefight.

During her time, she has fought against players like; llona Wijmans, Kyra Batara, Rin Nakai, Claire Fryer, Yukari Nabe, Lanchana Green, Angela Magana, and Saray Orozco at Rizin 15.

Likewise, she was also bound with Invicta FC in the strawweight division. She made her professional debut in it against Liana Pirosin. Further, she also signed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship on 5th July 2020.

She played her first match for UFC against Randa Markos. She has also faced fighters like Virna Jandiroba till now. Further, Kanako has not been a brand ambassador for any kind of product. And, she has not been endorsed by any brands either from sports or others.

Net Worth

Kanako Murata is living a comfortable life with her family. Thanks to the fame and fortune she has earned from her work as of today. Moreover, her total net worth is about $100k US dollars as of 2022.

Personal Life

Moving on to the romantic and private life of Kanako Murata, she is not married. There has not been any kind of information regarding the names and professions of his partners to date.

While she is straight regarding gender choices. And, she does not have any kind of controversial events till today.

Kanako Murata

Caption: Kanako Murata and his friend (Source: Instagram)

Kanako Murata – Body Measurements

Kanako is very good-looking and has an amazing personality. The mixed martial artist stands about 5 feet and 1 inch tall. While she weighs 52kg.

Moreover, talking about the overall body measurement, the number ranges have not been revealed yet. The color of her eyes is brown, and she has black colored hair.

Kanako Murata – Social Media

Kanako is also present on social media. She has an Instagram account under the name @m_r_t_n_k with 8.3k followers. Moreover, her Twitter account @m_r_t_n_k has 8.02k followers.