Mikuru Asakura Siblings: Meet His Brother Kai Asakura

Kai Asakura is the younger brother of Mikuru Asakura.

Kai Asakura is a Japanese mixed martial artist currently competing as a bantamweight in the Rizin Fighting Federation. A professional competitor since 2012, he formerly competed for Road Fighting Championship, Fighting Network Rings and DEEP. He is a former Fighting Network Rings 132-pound champion.

He was born on October 31, 1993, in Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan.

In elementary school, Kai trained karate, as well as spent three years training volleyball.

Kai and his brother Mikuru Asakura spent much of their childhood getting involved in numerous street fights. The brothers would often fight each other as well, to which Kai attributes his toughness as a professional mixed martial artist.

Kai Asakura began his professional career under the banner of DEEP when he faced a fellow debutante Tomoya Suzuki. Asakura won the bout via a first-round TKO.

Asakura faced Shooto Watanabe in the opening round of the Bantamweight Grand Prix at Rizin 28 on June 13, 2021.  He won the fight by a first-round technical knockout.