Ayaka Miura was an unathletic child growing up, so she never dreamed she would one day become a professional martial artist. Her father was a huge fan of martial arts who watched it regularly on television, prompting Miura to try her hand at judo, in which she eventually earned a third-degree black belt.
When Miura was 22 years old, she was working at a bonesetting clinic when a mixed martial artist came in for treatment. After hearing about the sport, she grew increasingly interested and eventually stepped into a gym to try it for herself. She subsequently joined Tribe Tokyo MMA, where she trained for less than two years before making her professional debut, which she won via submission in less than 90 seconds.
Miura continues her training at Tribe Tokyo MMA under former two-division DEEP World Champion Ryo Chonan. After compiling an impressive winning record competing in regional Japanese promotions Pancrase and DEEP Jewels, she finally earned a place on the ONE Championship roster. With her relentless judo-heavy style, Miura presents an exciting addition to the Women’s Strawweight division, and she hopes to establish herself as a top contender for the World Title in short order.