Sumiko Inaba

Sumiko Inaba

Sumiko Inaba

Newly-signed Bellator fighter, Sumiko Inaba, started MMA in 2012 as a way to stay active, but realized that it would lead to an amazing career. This Hawaii-born fighter debuted her professional career in 2020 after spending eight years in amateur fighting. She's always supporting Hawaiian fighters and loves the pride Hawaii fans bring to the table. She's an inspiration to her 12-year-old daughter and other young girls, embodying what it means to "play like a girl." Sumiko says, "I want to show girls that you can be strong and you can be a fighter."

Fun Facts

Is the 1st ranked of 8 active Hawaii women (pound for pound)

Known as, "Lady Samurai"


Mixed Martial Arts

Sumiko's Favorite Waiākea Water