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Toby Imada

Toby Imada

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  • Name: Toby Imada
  • MMA Record: 30-18-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1978.07.16
  • Last Fight: November 15, 2013
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.7 lbs
  • Affiliation: Throwdown San Diego
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 69.0" (175cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $165,000 USD
  • 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

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Todd Moore Titan FC 30 2014.09.26
Draw | Decision | Majority
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Hiroyuki Takaya
30-18-0 17-11-1

Shoot Boxing: Ground Zero Tokyo 2013
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2013.11.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

James Krause
30-17-0 18-4-0

RFA 6: Krause vs. Imada 2
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.01.18
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.7 lbs (71.1 kgs) | Referee: Mike England
Cancelled Bout James Krause RFA 4 2012.11.02
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Luiz Firmino
30-16-0 14-6-0

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
29-15-0 8-1-0

Bellator 39
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 155 lbs

2011.04.02
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
#21 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:19 Round 1 of 3

Josh Shockley
28-15-0 6-0-1

Bellator 36
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 155 lbs

2011.03.12
Weigh-In: 155.8 lbs (70.7 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
#40 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

Costa Rica Regional

2010.11.08
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pat Curran
27-14-0 12-3-0

Bellator 21
Main Event | Tournament Finals | 155 lbs

2010.06.10
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:33 Round 2 of 3, 8:33 Total

Carey Vanier
26-14-0 9-2-0

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 (70.2 kgs) | Referee: Gary Eblan
#32 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
Win | Submission | Armlock
2:44 Round 2 of 3, 7:44 Total

James Krause
25-14-0 11-2-0

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 (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Al Wichgers
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
24-13-0 17-2-0

Bellator 12
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 155 lbs

2009.06.19
Odds: +388 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Base | Weigh-In: 154.3 lbs (70.0 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Submission | Choke
3:22 Round 3 of 3, 13:22 Total

Jorge Masvidal
23-13-0 17-3-0

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 (70.1 kgs)
#9 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | Submission | Choke
3:26 Round 1 of 3

Alonzo Martinez
22-13-0 22-12-1

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: 155.3 lbs (70.4 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Jason Meaders

California Regional

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

Mexico Regional

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

Guam Regional

2006.06.21
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Hermes França

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

California Regional

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

California Regional

2002.05.09
Loss | Decision

Jason Miller

California Regional

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

California Regional

1999.11.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous

David Harris

California Regional

1999.11.20
Win | Submission | Armlock

Brennan Kamaka

Rage in the Cage

1999.10.15
Win | Submission | Armlock

Ken Tonaria

California Regional

1999.10.13
Loss | Decision

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

United States Regional

1999.08.02
Win | Submission | Leglock

Thiago de Fritas

NG 12

1999.05.28
Win | Submission | Armlock

Giovanni Lemm

California Regional

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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