19-Year-Old MMA Prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa Lands INSANE “Rolling Thunder” Takedown (VIDEO)
Here’s a name you’re going to want to remember: Tenshin Nasukawa.
Tenshin has been kickboxing in Japan since the age of 13. By the age of 18, he’d amassed an insane amateur record of 99-5. Then he turned pro, joining the Rizin Fighting Federation. Now, at the ripe old age of 19,Tenshin is 26-0 in kickboxing and 4-0 in MMA.
But forget about his record. If you want to know why people in the MMA world are freaking out about this kid, just take a look at what he did to his latest opponent.
In a kickboxing bout at Rizin FF 10 in Fukoka, Japan, on Sunday, Tenshin dropped opponent Yusaku Nakamura with a mind-blowing spinning drop kick called “Rolling Thunder.”
Take a look:
As the announcers point out, if Tenshin’s heel had been just one inch lower, that bout would have been over right then and there. Instead it lasted another three minutes, until Tenshin knocked Yusako out with a stiff left to the jaw in the second round.
Tenshin Nasukawa pic.twitter.com/5Ym0UO4X9T
— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 6, 2018
After the fight, people across the MMA world were singing Tenshin’s praises.
This is one of the most amazing sequences I’ve ever seen in a fight. https://t.co/aG4JY5V0hb
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 6, 2018
Tenshin is absolutely incredible. Phenom. #RIZIN10
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) May 6, 2018
Tenshin for President #rizin10
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) May 6, 2018
Dana White needs to put this kid in the Octagon with Connor McGregor right now. Or, you know, as soon as McGregor gets out of prison.
Hat Tip – [Bro Bible]