(Video) Soccer star’s offspring gets viciously KOed with a soccer kick

In an ironic twist of fate, Kota Miura, the son of soccer legend “King Kazu” Kazuyoshi Miura, experienced his first MMA defeat at RIZIN 45, succumbing to soccer kicks in a match against veteran kickboxer Koji Tanaka, known as “Kouzi.”

Miura, stepping into the MMA arena, faced Kouzi in a main card bout at the Saitama, Japan event. The turning point came in the second round when Miura was dropped by a vicious left elbow from the clinch. Kouzi capitalized on the situation, delivering heavy strikes from top position before transitioning to his feet and unleashing soccer kicks. The referee intervened, stopping the action and declaring a knockout just 59 seconds into the second round.

Kouzi, with a background in kickboxing and a long career that included K-1 competitions, holds a 1-0 MMA record after this successful transition to the mixed martial arts realm.

King Kazu, renowned for his illustrious soccer career that began with Santos in Brazil in 1986, witnessed his son’s MMA debut setback. Miura senior, now aged 56 and an active player for Portugal’s Oliveirense, played a significant role in Japanese soccer, scoring 55 goals in 89 matches for the national team between 1990 and 2000.

The unexpected twist of the soccer legend’s son falling prey to soccer kicks adds a unique narrative to the RIZIN 45 event. Fans were left in awe as the iconic sports lineage took a surprising turn within the MMA cage. Stay tuned for more updates on RIZIN 45 and the unfolding stories in the world of mixed martial arts.