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Toby Imada

Toby Imada

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  • Name: Toby Imada
  • Professional MMA Record: 30-18-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1978.07.16
  • Last Fight: November 15, 2013
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.7 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $165,000 USD
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 69.0" (175cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Throwdown San Diego
  • Born: San Diego, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  Promoter
  • Fighting out of: Los Angeles, California
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Toby Imada Wiki Update Wiki

An MMA competitor since 1999, judo black belt Toby Imada is simply known as a dangerous submission machine. He holds victories over fellow regional veterans such as James Krause, Carey Vanier, and UFC veteran Jason Von Flue. He has also fought many much bigger opponents throughout his career such as Jake Shields, or Jason 'Mayhem' Miller. The Bellator veteran is most known for his fight against Jorge Masvidal, where he choked his opponent unconscious with a never before seen inverted triangle choke. He would go on to lose in the final of the first ever Bellator lightweight championship tournament against Eddie Alvarez, but many had Imada's inverted triangle choke victory as the submission of the year for 2009.

Imada has not fought since a he suffered a flying knee knockout loss to Brazilian Patricky 'Pitbull' Freire at Bellator 39. He was scheduled to participate in a rematch with James Krause, but the bout never materialized. It's unknown when the California native will make his return to a cage.

Last updated 10.15.2012, 9:15 PM ET
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Toby Imada MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Draw | Decision | Majority
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Hiroyuki Takaya
Shoot Boxing: Ground Zero Tokyo 2013
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg
2013.11.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
James Krause
Ref: Mike England
RFA 6: Krause vs. Imada 2
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2013.01.18
Odds: -130 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 156.7 lbs
Cancelled Bout James Krause RFA 4 2012.11.02
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Luiz Firmino
CFA 8: Araujo vs. Bradley
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs
2012.10.06
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Sean Wilson C3 Fights 2012.08.18
Loss | KO/TKO
2:53 Round 1 of 3
Patricky Freire
Ref: Kevin MacDonald
Bellator 39
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 155 lbs
2011.04.02
Odds: +125 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
#21 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:19 Round 1 of 3
Josh Shockley
Ref: Gary Copeland
Bellator 36
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 155 lbs
2011.03.12
Weigh-In: 155.8 lbs
#42 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
Cancelled Bout Ferrid Kheder Bellator 36 2011.03.12
Reason: Kheder Missed Weight
Win | Submission | Armlock Ludwing Salazar FN 14 2010.11.08
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Pat Curran
Ref: Jorge Ortiz
Bellator 21
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 155 lbs
2010.06.10
Odds: -135 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:33 Round 2 of 3, 8:33 Total
Carey Vanier
Ref: Gary Eblan
Bellator 17
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 155 lbs
2010.05.06
Odds: +110 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.8 lbs
#31 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
Win | Submission | Armlock
2:44 Round 2 of 3, 7:44 Total
James Krause
Ref: Al Wichgers
Bellator 14
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 155 lbs
2010.04.15
Odds: -175 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Daisuke Hanazawa King of the Cage 2010.01.30
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:38 Round 2 of 5, 5:38 Total
Eddie Alvarez
Ref: Jason Herzog
Bellator 12
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 155 lbs
2009.06.19
Odds: +388 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Base | Weigh-In: 154.25 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
3:22 Round 3 of 3, 13:22 Total
Jorge Masvidal
Bellator 5
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 155 lbs
2009.05.01
Odds: +290 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 ($25K Base, $25K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
#8 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | Submission | Choke
3:26 Round 1 of 3
Alonzo Martinez
Ref: Troy Waugh
Bellator 1
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 157 lbs
2009.04.03
Odds: -168 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $25,000 ($10K Base, $15K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.25 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Retired Jason Meaders UF 2008.10.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Shad Smith Total Combat 2008.05.10
Win | Submission | Strikes Preston Scharf Total Combat 2008.02.16
Win | Submission | Choke David Gardner Total Combat 2007.08.03
Win | Submission | Armlock Zach Light Total Combat 2007.06.08
Win | Submission | Armlock Randy Velarde King of the Cage 2007.03.10
Loss | Submission | Armlock Joao Cunha COF 5 2007.01.27
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Brandon Adamson Total Combat 2006.11.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Danny Affleje Total Combat 2006.10.21
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches Tetsuji Kato FFCF 6 2006.06.21
Loss | Submission | Armlock Hermes Franca Total Combat 2006.05.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous Akbarh Arreola Total Combat 2005.12.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Jerimiah Carson Total Combat 2005.12.10
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Jake Shields KK 2005.11.12
Win | Submission | Choke Tim Carey Total Combat 2005.10.15
Win | KO/TKO | Retired Akbarh Arreola Total Combat 2005.07.30
Loss | Submission | Choke Cassio Werneck WEC 2005.05.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Antonio McKee UAGF 1 2002.05.09
Loss | Decision Jason Miller XP 2 2002.04.12
Loss | Submission | Choke Dennis Asche International Fighting Championship 2001.04.11
Loss | Decision Joe Stevenson King of the Cage 2000.04.15
Win | Submission | Armlock Sean McCann International Fighting Championship 2000.03.25
Loss | Submission | Armlock Dave Strasser NG 13 1999.11.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous David Harris NG 13 1999.11.20
Win | Submission | Armlock Brennan Kamaka Rage in the Cage 1999.10.15
Win | Submission | Armlock Ken Tonaria Ready to Rumble 1999.10.13
Loss Steve Heath International Fighting Championship 1999.09.18
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired Adrian Serrano Extreme Challenge 1999.08.21
Win | Submission | Armlock Jason Von Flue International Fighting Championship 1999.08.07
Win | Submission | Choke Johnny Molano KK 18 1999.08.02
Win | Submission | Leglock Thiago de Fritas NG 12 1999.05.28
Win | Submission | Armlock Giovanni Lemm NG 11 1999.03.31
Win | Submission | Choke Ken Kellenberger NG 9 1999.01.10
Loss | KO/TKO Jason Dallas NG 6 1998.08.02
Win | Submission Lee Cox NG 6 1998.08.02

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