Top 20 MMA celebrities in Japan

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 MMA celebrities [Updated June 26, 2022].

1. Yoshihiro Akiyama

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Yoshihiro Akiyama was born on July 29, 1975 in Japan.
His relationship with his daughter was documented in the reality show Superman is Back.

Net Worth 2020: $4 Million

2. Brian Stann

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Brian Stann was born on September 24, 1980 in Japan.
He won a the Light Heavyweight championship in World Extreme Cagefighting before making the jump to UFC.

Net Worth 2020: $3 Million

3. Mark Munoz

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Mark Munoz was born on February 9, 1978 in Japan.
He won six of his first 12 MMA victories with knockout punches.

Salary 2020: $18.7 million

4. Norifumi Yamamoto

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Norifumi Yamamoto was born on March 15, 1977 in Japan.
He began his career with a professional record of 17-1 before losing five of his next six bouts.

5. Mark Striegl

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Mark Striegl was born on June 23, 1988 in Tokyo, Japan.
He has been named as an ambassador for Under Armour Philippines. 

6. Kazushi Sakuraba

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Kazushi Sakuraba was born on July 14, 1969 in Japan.
On November 3, 2011, he fought Wanderlei Silva for the Pride Middleweight Championship, but lost by TKO.

7. Hayato Sakurai

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Hayato Sakurai was born on August 24, 1975 in Japan.
He was undefeated in his first 20 fights before facing Anderson Silva in 2001.

8. Hatsu Hioki

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Hatsu Hioki was born on July 18, 1983 in Japan.
He won the first 3 fights of his career before falling to Hiroyuki Takaya.

9. Megumi Fujii

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Megumi Fujii was born on April 26, 1974 in Japan.
She has numerous accomplishments outside the MMA world, including being a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion and finishing as a runner-up in the World Sambo Championships five times.

10. Nobuhiko Takada

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Nobuhiko Takada was born on April 12, 1962 in Japan.
After wrestling and MMA, he began a successful film acting career.

11. Shinya Aoki

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Shinya Aoki was born on May 9, 1983 in Japan.
He was awarded Submission of the Year honors by Inside MMA in 2008.

12. Keisuke Fujiwara

Keisuke Fujiwara was born on September 17, 1982 in Japan.
He won 7 of his first 10 fights with 2 of those 10 fights ending in draws.

13. Ikuhisa Minowa

Ikuhisa Minowa was born on January 12, 1976 in Japan.
Among his achievements are a 2009 Dream Super Hulk Tournament Championship and a 1999 Neo Blood Tournament win.

14. Masanori Kanehara

Masanori Kanehara was born on November 18, 1982 in Japan.
He held the inaugural title of Sengoku Featherweight Champion.

15. Michihiro Omigawa

Michihiro Omigawa was born on December 19, 1975 in Japan.

16. Naoyuki Kotani

Naoyuki Kotani was born on December 8, 1981 in Yokohama, Japan.
The majority of his victories came by means of submission, results that were in large part to his rodeo style of fighting.

17. Tsuyoshi Kohsaka

Tsuyoshi Kohsaka was born on March 6, 1970 in Japan.
He is famous for his extremely efficient move, the TK Guard.