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Kickboxing and Muay Thai prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa will make his MMA debut this month at Rizin's end of year two-day event. Nasukawa is considered to be one of the most dangerous kickboxers and Muay Thai fighters in Japan today - and he's only 18 years old.

Nasukawa has already made a name for himself in fighting by boasting an impressive 99-5 amateur record and a professional record of 17-0, with 13 of those wins being knockouts. Oh, and he's still in high school.

All I was doing in high school was ditching class and eating cereal all day. This guy is building a career most men twice his age have yet to accomplish. NBD.

He's regarded by many to be the smartest fighter in the game today.

Check out this intense highlight video of Nasukawa.

I'm curious how his fight IQ paired with his knockout power will translate into MMA and even more curious to see who will match him with, as they have not yet announced an opponent.

The fight is set for December 29 in Japan.


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