Ajax loader

Jp

Pro MMA Record


36-17-5

Yoshiro Maeda

Yoshiro Maeda

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: 前田吉朗, Maeda Yoshiro
  • Pro MMA Record: 36-17-5 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1981.10.31
  • Last Fight: January 27, 2019 in Shooto
  • Weight Class: Flyweight | Last Weigh-In: 124.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: P's LAB Osaka x Pancrase Inagakigumi
  • Height: 5'7" (170cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $12,000 USD
  • Born: Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
  • Fighting out of: Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: MMA
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Wiki

Yoshiro Maeda Wiki Update Wiki

Yoshiro Maeda is a Japanese mixed martial artist who was born Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan on October 31, 1981. He is currently competing in the bantamweight division. Maeda has competed in notable Japanese promotions such as Pancrase, PRIDE, DREAM and WEC. 

 

Maeda credits watching the Masakatsu Funaki vs. Rickson Gracie fight from C2K Colosseum on TV as one of his inspirations to train to become a mixed martial artist. Maeda began his MMA training at the P’s LAB Osaka.

 

Before turning into a professional fighter, Maeda participated in 3 amateur MMA fights in which he found no success in, going to a draw in the first 2 fights and then losing the third.

 

Maeda however decided to turn into a professional fighter. Maeda found much more success as a professional mixed martial artists. In his first 2 professional fights, he fought his opponents to draws, but afterward he went on a lengthy 12 fight win streak.

 

During his time as a mainstay in Pancrase, Maeda won and became the first King of Pancrase featherweight titleholder defeating Daiki “DJ.taiki” Hata in their second encounter this time being in the finals of the King of Pancrase featherweight title tournament. During this time period, Maeda also competed sporadically in PRIDE and DEEP.

 

Maeda then was signed with the American organization WEC. During his set of fights in the WEC, Maeda earned a WEC bantamweight title shot against them champion Miguel Torres after defeating Charlie Valencia by TKO. Maeda was unsuccessful in his title shot, but he took Torres to the limit in a gruesome, exciting battle.

 

After his WEC stint, Maeda returned to compete in Japan where he fought in both DREAM and Sengoku where he obtained a mixed set of results including big wins over seasoned veterans such as Micah Miller, Chase Beebe, Takafumi Otsuka and Masanori Kanehara.


After DREAM and Sengoku closed, Maeda moved on to fight in DEEP.

 

Maeda was the DEEP Bantamweight Champion, having won the title from Takafumi Otsuka via second round submission at DEEP - 57 Impact. His first title defense came against Tatsumitsu Wada at DEEP - 59 Impact, whom he defeated via third round submission to retain the title. Maeda looked to defend his title again in a rubber match against Daiki Hata at Deep: 62 Impact. Maeda would lose by KO/TKO in the 2nd round and lose his title.

Last updated 04.26.2013, 1:28 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Yoshiro Maeda News View All

Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from a... (2019-01-30 14:00:00 -0500)
On Thursday, a video surfaced of Darren Till struggling to make weight for his main e... (2018-06-01 08:00:02 -0400)
Since Hisaki Kato knocked out Joe Schilling, my list of Japanese rookies seemed to get q... (2018-01-24 08:14:00 -0500)
RIZIN has announced the first match-ups for its bantamweight GP in Japan. Scheduled ... (2017-05-24 11:00:07 -0400)
Miguel Torres was the first true star bantamweight fighter in the U.S., but between h... (2017-04-23 17:00:01 -0400)
WSOF rebrands, a WEC legend announces his retirement, a fight fixing allegation emerg... (2017-04-22 12:00:02 -0400)
Pride FC veteran Charles Bennett is set to make his return to Japan at Rizin FF event... (2016-08-18 16:00:03 -0400)
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor says he was beating up Nate Diaz before his... (2016-06-01 08:00:07 -0400)

Videos & Highlights

    Highlight  |  Yoshiro Maeda Highlight Video by WhoRah Productions report dead link

    A highlight video featuring footage from the career of Yoshiro Maeda.

  • MMA Junkie : UFC free fight: Relive Tony Ferguson's wild UFC 229 win over Anthony Pettis
  • MMA Junkie : Valentina Shevchenko: If Jessica Eye has a grudge, 'it's her problem'
  • MMA Weekly : Tony Ferguson and Khabib’s manager go to war on Twitter
  • MMA Junkie : Polaris 10 results: Urijah Faber outpointed by Nicky Ryan
  • MMAFighting.com : Pedro Carvalho sees win over Derek Campos as ‘first big step to greatness’
  • MMA Weekly : Watch the entire UFC 12: Judgement Day event!
  • MMA Junkie : After UFC on ESPN+ 11, expect Anthony Smith to take time off
  • MMA Weekly : JUDGEMENT DAY: The Story of the UFC Getting Run Out of Town (video)
  • MMA Weekly : Watch Cowboy Cerrone throw the kitchen sink to knock out Rick Story (UFC 238 fight video)
  • MMA Weekly : BLACKOUT: The Story of the Political Crusade to Keep UFC Off TV (video)
  • MMAFighting.com : Manager Ali Abdelaziz discusses Nurmagomedov’s interactions with Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov
  • MMA Junkie : Patricio Freire gloats over Bellator 221 win, shuts down Michael Chandler's response
  • MMA Junkie : LFA 67 highlights: Perfectly timed head kick, 10-inch height disadvantage no problem
  • MMAFighting.com : Rashad Evans hopes his UFC legacy ‘is one that is about giving’
  • MMA Junkie : Ali Abdelaziz recalls Khabib Nurmagomedov being relaxed during Conor McGregor bus attack
  • MMA Junkie : Watch A.J. McKee and 'Baby Slice' punch each other's stomach as hard as they can (damn)
  • MMAFighting.com : Hot Tweets: Paulie Malignaggi, Conor McGregor, and the future of MMAFighting
  • MMAFighting.com : Hot Tweets: Paulie Malignaggi’s fight promotion, Conor McGregor, more
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Matheus Nicolau scores quick finish in first post-UFC fight
  • MMA Junkie : Tony Ferguson, Khabib manager Ali Abdelaziz trade barbs after clown emoji insult