VIDEO | 18-year-old Kyokushin karate fighter possibly the next big MMA superstar

There are certain characteristics coupled with physical skills that make for a superstar in mixed martial arts.

18-year-old Tenshin Masukawa seems to possess all of those traits at a very early age.

Here, we take a look at the Japanese Kyokushin karate fighter with his highlights and breakdown of martial arts skills and fighting IQ.

Nasukawa holds a 3-0 professional mixed martial arts record, finishing all of his fights with two TKOs and one guillotine submission win. Nasukawa has had all of his MMA competition under the RIZIN promotion and is slated to fight Kizaemon Saiga at the RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix on July 30 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

Do you think we will see Tenshin Masukawa rise to greatness and stardom in the coming years? Let’s get your take on the young and rising MMA star in the comment section!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/29/2017.