The 23-year-old Nozawa-Auclair had her first MMA bout just this
past February, posting a 2-1 mark in amateur competition, competing
in Michigan and Ohio; her lone loss came in March to Chelsea
LaGrasse, where she was disqualified for an illegal kick to her
downed opponent. Nozawa-Auclair's amateur exploits stateside have
earned her considerable media attention in Japan: the Scorpion
Fighting System product is the eldest daughter of Japanese comedian
Naoko Nozawa. A member of the influential Yoshimoto Kogyo talent
conglomerate, the 54-year-old Nozawa most recently started a garage
punk band called Electric Machine Gun Tits, releasing their debut
album “Love and Puke” this past June.
Brandenburg, 34, has posted a meagre 3-17 record in amateur
competition. The Michigan native is on a six-fight losing skid and
all 17 of her losses have come by stoppage.