Ajax loader

Jp

Pro MMA Record

"TK"

41-33-2

Tsuyoshi Kosaka

Tsuyoshi "TK" Kosaka

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: 髙阪剛, Kosaka Tsuyoshi
  • Pro MMA Record: 41-33-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: TK
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 1970-03-06 | Date of Birth: 1970.03.06
  • Last Fight: January 19, 2020 in HEAT
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 222.9 lbs
  • Affiliation: ALLIANCE
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Shiga, Japan
  • Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Fighting for a major organization has made Tsuyoshi Kosaka ineligible for regional rankings.

Gyms & Affiliations

Wiki

Tsuyoshi Kosaka Wiki Update Wiki

Kosaka has fought in notable promotions such as RINGS, UFC, and Pancrase as a heavyweight. He is a 4th degree black belt in Judo. He was the first man to defeat Fedor Emelianenko, though the validity of the victory is debated by fans due to the circumstances of the fight. Kosaka cut Fedor with an illegal elbow but since the bout was part of a tournament the bout needed a winner so Kosaka was declared the victor due to doctor stoppage. The 2 later rematched in a fight that was easily won by Emelianenko. He has fought a plethora of other notable fighters including Maurice Smith, Volk Han, Frank Shamrock, Kimo Leopoldo, Bas Rutten, Gilbert Yvel, Pedro Rizzo, Rodrigo Noguiera, Randy Couture, Renato Sobral, and Mark Hunt.

Kosaka was known for his great guard and has been credited by Frank Shamrock and Maurice Smith for helping to vastly improve their own guards.

He now owns and operates his own dojo in Japan where he trains his Alliance-Square team.

Last updated 03.20.2013, 10:38 AM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Tsuyoshi Kosaka News View All

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC Derrick Lewis got lucky ... (2021-02-22 11:00:00 -0500)
In what most considered the fight of the year in 2001, Randy Couture and Pedro R... (2020-04-23 11:37:42 -0400)
Here’s the breakdown for Saturday’s Bellator 216 main card, including heavywei... (2019-02-15 18:00:00 -0500)
When Tony Ferguson injured himself over the weekend and was forced out of his ... (2018-04-03 08:00:08 -0400)
Mirko Cro Cop is set to make his Bellator debut at the promotion’s 200th event... (2018-03-05 18:30:01 -0500)
Mirko Cro Cop is the latest heavyweight veteran to the sign on the dotted line... (2018-03-05 11:09:03 -0500)
  • MMA Weekly : Paulo Costa vs Jared Cannonier headliner in the works for Aug. 21
  • MMA Weekly : Five-round bout with Derek Brunson and Darren Till in the works
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 188 poster released for Rob Font vs. Cody Garbrandt
  • MMAFighting.com : Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises set for July 17 UFC event
  • MMA Junkie : Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises booked for UFC Fight Night on July 17
  • MMAFighting.com : Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier headlines Aug. 21 UFC event
  • MMA Junkie : Derek Brunson vs. Darren Till headlines UFC Fight Night on Aug. 14
  • MMA Junkie : Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier booked as UFC Fight Night headliner on Aug. 21
  • MMA Weekly : UFC 262 Embedded: Michael Chandler arrives in Houston
  • MMA Junkie : Not wanting to dwell on skid, Rogerio Bontorin glad he got quick turnaround at UFC 262
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: UFC 262’s Lando Vannata ‘pleads the fifth’ on Donald Cerrone’s Joshua Fabia story
  • MMA Junkie : Jamall Emmers vs. Pat Sabatini in the works for UFC Fight Night on Aug. 28
  • MMA Junkie : Edson Barboza not discouraged to kick after seeing Chris Weidman's leg break: 'It's part of the job'
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Andrea Lee admits ‘slight hesitation’ to take another fight in Houston at UFC 262
  • MMA Junkie : Katlyn Chookagian understands divisional position before UFC 262, warns potential title challengers
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Katlyn Chookagian ‘won’t go crazy’ at UFC 262 to be fan favorite: ‘They don’t pay my bills’
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 262's Andrea Lee went back to basics in hopes to end frustrating skid
  • MMAFighting.com : 9 fighters no longer on UFC roster, including Yorgan De Castro, Justine Kish
  • MMA Junkie : UFC's Alexander Gustafsson issues warning: 'I'm coming back stronger than ever'
  • MMA Weekly : Forbes champ: Conor McGregor takes crown for highest paid athlete on Forbes’ list