• Pro since 2002
• 12 wins by submission, four by knockout
• Holds wins over Marlon Sandro, Rumina Sato, Baret Yoshida, Mark Hominick (twice), Jeff Curran
I do conditioning, grappling sparring, MMA sparring and boxing, alternating these sparring sessions depending on the day. I do a lot of drills every day. I also do "vision training" to develop and improve my eye movements. When and why did you start training for fighting?
I wanted to be strong, so I started training when I was in junior high school.What ranks and titles have you held?
World Shooto and SENGOKU world titles Do you have any heroes? GSPWhat does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It's a stage where you can become the best of the best, and I would like to spread to the world the beauty and the artistry of the sport of MMA throughout the course of my road to win UFC featherweight
gold.Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
NoWhat was your job before you started fighting?
I am still a Martial Arts instructor.Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
Ama Shooto regional champion and All Japan 3rdRanks in any martial arts styles: BJJ
black beltFavorite grappling technique:
Passing the guardFavorite Striking technique:
Finding the range