Rena Kubota- Bio, Record, & MMA

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There are several talented female wrestlers in the world. One of the renowned female wrestlers known to the world is Rena Kubota

Rena Kubota is a Japanese professional kickboxer and “shoot wrestler.”

She fights in the division of welterweight and middleweight. Known by her ring name Rena she has won several championships throughout her career. 

Rena Kubota
Rena Kubota

Moreover, some of Kubota’s significant accomplishments are being Rise Queen champion, 4x Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup winner, 2x Shoot Boxing’s Women’s Flyweight Championship, etc. 

Furthermore, let’s get to know more about Kubota’s life and career. First, let’s look into some of her quick facts. 

Rena Kubota | Quick Facts

Full Name  Rena Kubota
Birth Date June 29th, 1991
Birth Place Osaka, Japan
Age 33  years old
Nickname Rena
Religion Not Available
Nationality Japanese
Education Not Disclosed
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Not Disclosed
Mother’s Name Not Disclosed
Siblings Not Disclosed
Height 5’3” (1.60 m)
Weight 50kgs (110 lbs)
Build Athletic
Shoe Size Not Available
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Style Shoot boxing
Team Oikawa dojo
Stance Orthodox
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriend None
Profession Shoot wrestler and kickboxer
Net Worth $1.5 million
Career Highlights & Awards Rise Queen champion- 2011

4x Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup winner- 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, etc. 

Years active 2007–Present
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Autographed Century MMA Globes, Signed Islamic Shooting Boxing Globes, Signed Japanese Art Board
Last Update July, 2024

Rena Kubota | Early Life, Family & Education 

Rena Kubota was born on June 29th, 1991, in Osaka, Japan.

Besides, Rena has not revealed anything about her early life and family. Thus, none of the sources have any information regarding Rena’s parents.

Age, Height & Body Measurements 

Rena possesses an athletic body frame and stands at the height of 5’3” (1.60 m) with 50kgs (110 lbs) weight. 

Rena Kubota With her Dog
Rena Kubota With her Dog

Moreover, Rena turned 33  years old in 2024, and she has dark brown colored hair and eyes. 

According to Rena’s birthdate, she falls under the sun sign of Cancer

Rena Kubota | Career and Profession 

Rena made her kickboxing debut in the all-female promotion J-Girls at New Heroine Coming! on July 1st, 2007.

Asami Furuya defeated her through a split decision in the flyweight New Heroine tournament semi-finals.

Likewise, Kubota fought once again in J-Girls, World Queen Tournament, and won against Mika Nagai through a decision on November 4th, 2007. 

Rena Kubota
Rena Kubota

Furthermore, Rena’s next bout was her first in the shoot boxing category.

She defeated Kanako Oka through a decision at Shoot Boxing 2007 Mu-So 5th on December 23rd, 2007.

She won her next two fights during the Road to S-Cup series.

On June 1st, 2008, Rena fought with MMA fighter Miku Matsumoto during the Deep promotion in a kickboxing match at ClubDEEP Toyama Barbarian Festival 7 and had a tie.

Rena then returned to the shoot boxing category and won an extra-round decision against Misato Tomita on July 21st, 2008.

Moreover, Rena’s next fight, her second professional loss, came during a rematch against Miku Matsumoto at the Shoot Boxing World Tournament 2008 on November 24th, 2008.

Miku won the fight through a unanimous decision. 

Furthermore, Rena then debuted K-1 at K-1 Award & MAX Korea 2009 on March 20th, 2009, where she was defeated through an extra-round split decision against Su Jeong Lim.

The bout was Rena’s only fight for promotion.

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Jewels Promotion 

Rena debuted in the Jewels promotion in a shoot boxing match at Jewels 4th Ring on July 11th, 2009, where she defeated Tomoko SP through the decision.

Likewise, Kubota returned to the shoot boxing category and won her first Girls S-Cup title, at only 18 years old, during the 2009 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup on August 23rd, 2009.

Rena defeated Masako Yoshida by decision, Saori Ishioka through TKO, and finally, Mei Yamaguchi won the match through the decision.

Furthermore, after winning the Girls S-Cup, Rena won the fight against Emi Fujino through TKO (doctor stoppage), Australian Christina Jurjevic through decision, and Mika Nagai.

Likewise, Rena had a match against kickboxing and MMA legend Hisae Watanabe on April 11th, 2010, but Rena broke her finger, and Hisae faced a substitute opponent.

The two fought on August 29th, 2010, during the 2010 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup.

Rena stunned everyone, including Hisae, with her speed and aggressiveness. The #2 ranked Hisae was very confident of winning, but Rena shocked everyone with her strong performance and defeated Hisae through TKO.

Rena (left) during a fight

Moreover, Rena presented a devastating knee to the body, which caused Hisae to fall to her knees.

After the move, Hisae was holding her stomach due to severe pain and was unable to continue the match.

Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup

Furthermore, Rena defeated American MMA fighter Kate Martinez through the semi-finals decision, then she defeated Ai Takahashi via decision after two extra rounds and won her second straight Girls S-Cup.

Thus, after her second Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup victory, Rena appeared at the pre-recorded TV program Beautiful women athletes full performance- TV 2011 Athletic Club of Fire on TBS on January 11th, 2011, where she faced and defeated male comedians Koji Imada, Hidetsugu Shibata, and Yu Shinagawa in exhibition bouts.

While the show had an average of 11.8% TV ratings, Rena’s appearance had the highest rating, 16.8%, which resulted in her ring name becoming the second-highest searched-for keyword on Google Japan the following day. 

On The Ring
Rena Kubota On The Ring

Moreover, Rena fought with South Korean fighter Sun Young Kim on April 23rd, 2011, at Shoot Boxing 2011 Act 2 in Tokyo, but Sun Young withdrew from the bout. 

As a result, Rena faced J-Girls rising star Erika Kamimura during an exhibition match, where she was knocked down once in a single three-minute round, which surprised everyone. 

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Shoot Boxing 2011 

Furthermore, Rena faced Ai Takahashi again during a five-round title fight at Shoot Boxing 2011 Act 3 on June 5th, 2011, where she was defeated via unanimous decision.

Moreover, on August 19th, 2011, Rena faced Thai Zaza Sor.

Aree during a non-tournament bout at the 2011 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup.

She trapped Zaza in a standing arm-triangle choke, resulting in Zaza struggling violently to escape. However, Zaza was unable to escape Rena’s choke.

Nevertheless, Rena won the match after releasing a devastating punch to Zaza’s stomach during round two, which caused her to collapse.

Zaza laid flat on her back and held her stomach in agony. Thus, Zaza could not continue, and Rena won the fight.

This was the second time where Rena’s powerful attacks left the opponent in so much pain that they could not get up and continue the match.

The first opponent to collapse in pain, similar to Zaza, was Hisae Watanabe.

Moreover, Rena faced Bellator MMA veteran Jessica Penne during a shoot boxing match at Shoot Boxing 2011 Act 4 on September 10th, 2011, where she lost the match through a majority decision. 

Rise Queen Championship 

Furthermore, Rena faced Erika Kamimura during a rematch at “Rise 85” on November 23rd, 2011.

She defeated Kamimura through a unanimous decision and became the first Rise Queen champion. Rena vacated the Rise Queen title on July 23rd, 2013.

Rise Queen
Kubota as a Rise Queen

Rena entered the 2012 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup on August 25th, 2012, where she defeated Mei Yamaguchi, Kim Townsend, and Seo Hee Ham in succession and became the 2012 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup tournament champion.

Moreover, Rena returned to face Taiwanese fighter Du Peiling at Shoot Boxing 2013- Act 2 on April 20th, 2013. She defeated Du through third-round KO. 

The referee stopped the fight as Du was starting to lose consciousness.

On June 23rd, 2013, an announcement was released stating that Rena would be facing Lorena Klijn during the 2013 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup Japan Midsummer Festival event on August 3rd, 2013.

She defeated Klijn through a majority decision after an extension round.

Moreover, on November 16th, 2013, at Shoot Boxing Battle Summit- Ground Zero Tokyo 2013, Rena defeated late replacement opponent Maylee Won Pomas through a unanimous decision.

Likewise, Rena had a fight with Katie Klimansky-Casimir at Shootboxing 2014- Act 1 on February 23rd, 2014, but the fight was dismissed when the American fighter faced immigration issues.

Rena fought in the Rizin Fighting Federation inaugural event on New Year’s Eve 2015 and won through Flying Armbar submission during the second round on December 31st, 2015. 

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Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix

Since fighting in the Rizin Fighting Federation’s inaugural event, she fought in the Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016 and won against Miyuu Yamamoto and Hanna Gujwan.

Similarly, in Rizin 2017, she won against Dora Perjes, Andy Nguyen, and Irene Cabello Rivera and lost while fighting Kanna Asakura.

Rena Kubota on a Fight
Rena Kubota on a Fight

Likewise, in 2018 Rena won against Elaine Leal and lost while fighting Kanna Asakura once again. 

Moreover, from 2019 to 2020, Rena won against Samantha Jean-Francois, Alexandra Alvarez Carlos, Lindsey VanZandt, and Emi Tomimatsu. 

Rena Kubota | Awards and Accomplishments

  • 2x Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup winner- 2019, 2010
  • Rise Queen champion- 2011
  • 4x Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup winner- 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Rizin Women’s Super Atomweight (49 kg) Runner-Up- 2017
  • 2x Shoot Boxing’s Women’s Flyweight Championship- 2015, 2016
  • Special Award- Jewels: December 20th, 2009

What is Rena Kubota’s net worth? 

Kubota has not revealed anything about her career earnings. However, reviewing the average salary of several wrestlers, we can assume that-

Thus presumable net worth of Rena Kubota is about $1.5 million. 

Rena Kubota | Boyfriend and Relationship 

The most frequently asked question about the famous Rena is whether she is single, in a relationship, or married.

Kubota is known for keeping her private matters a secret. The only information available regarding her is about her professional fighting life and career. 

Moreover, there are also no sources that state Rena’s relationship with anyone currently or in the past. Thus, we can assume that Rena Kubota is most probably single and focusing on her career. 

Rena Kubota | Social Media Presence 

Kubota is quite active on social media. On Instagram, Rena has around 139 thousand followers. Likewise, on Twitter, she has about 138.8 thousand followers

Moreover, Rena posts about her work, and moments with her family and pets. 

Interesting Facts about Rena Kubota 

  1. Kubota is a dog lover and continuously uploads pictures with her dogs on her social media.
  2. Rena is also an anime lover. 
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