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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: 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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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
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Todd Moore

Titan FC 30: Brilz vs. Magalhaes
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.09.26
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
#38 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 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

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 | 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

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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