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Yoshiyuki Yoshida

Yoshiyuki "Zenko" Yoshida

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  • Given Name: 吉田善行, Yoshida Yoshiyuki
  • MMA Record: 18-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Zenko
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 43 | Date of Birth: 1974.05.10
  • Last Fight: December 17, 2016 in DEEP
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 169.3 lbs
  • Affiliation: Right Thing Academy
  • Height: 5'11" (180cm) | Reach: 70.1" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $40,000 USD
  • Born: Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
  • Fighting out of: Crystal Lake, Illinois
  • College: Tokyo Gakugei University
  • Foundation Style: Judo
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    updated Wed Apr 25 23:22:08 2018
    #10
    Yoshiyuki Yoshida is the 10th ranked of 148 active Japan Pro Welterweights.
    Also ranked at: Lightweight (37th)

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Yoshiyuki Yoshida MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
Custom Rules Bout

Th Kuntap Charoenchai

Jp Ganryujima Way of the Samurai 2017: in Maihama
Main Card | Welterweight | 75 kg

2017.05.06
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Yoshiyuki Katahira
18-8-0 9-4-2

Jp DEEP Cage Impact 2016: DEEP vs. WSOF-GC
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 77 kg

2016.12.17
Weigh-In: 169.3 lbs (76.8 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO
2:19 Round 3 of 3, 12:19 Total

Jp Kimihiro Eto
17-8-0 7-1-2

Jp DEEP 73 Impact
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2015.10.17
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Kota Shimoishi
17-7-0 13-3-0

Jp DEEP Osaka Impact 2015
Main Event | Lightweight | 70 kg

2015.04.28
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Satoru Kitaoka
17-6-0 34-13-9

Jp DEEP DREAM Impact: Omisoka Special
Main Event | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 70 kg

2014.12.31
Weigh-In: 154.8 lbs (70.2 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Mike Ricci Titan FC 31 2014.10.31
Reason: Yoshida Withdrew
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Shigetoshi Iwase
16-6-0 12-15-4

Jp DEEP 65 Impact
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2014.03.22
Win | Submission | Choke
4:46 Round 2 of 3, 9:46 Total

Kr Won Sik Park
15-6-0 10-4-1

Jp DEEP Cage Impact 2013
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2013.11.24
Weigh-In: 154.8 lbs (70.2 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Doo Je Jung M-1 Korea 2013.08.17
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Submission | Choke
0:00 Round 3 of 3, 10:00 Total

Fi Niko Puhakka
14-6-0 26-11-0

Fi Fight Festival 32
Main Event | Catchweight | 158 lbs

2012.10.13
Win | Submission | Choke
3:37 Round 2 of 3, 8:37 Total

Us Jeremy Hamilton
13-6-0 10-1-0

Us CFX 33: Minnesota vs. Japan
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.04.28
Cancelled Bout Nate Marquardt BAMMA 9 2012.03.24
Reason: Marquardt Left Promotion
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Phil Baroni
12-6-0 14-13-0

Sg ONE FC 1: Champion vs Champion
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.09.03
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 174.8 lbs (79.3 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Tn Ferrid Kheder

Fr France Regional

2011.07.17
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
5:00 Round 2 of 3, 10:00 Total

Us Chris Lozano
11-5-0 5-0-0

Us Bellator 31
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.09.30
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 170.6 lbs (77.4 kgs)
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mike Guymon
11-4-0 11-3-1

Ca UFC 113: Machida vs Shogun 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.05.08
Odds: -278 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Phillipe Chartier | Walkout Music: lisa Lashes - New Age Rave
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:41 Round 1 of 3

Us Anthony Johnson
11-3-0 7-2-0

Us UFC 104: Machida vs Shogun
Main Card | Catchweight | 176 lbs

2009.10.24
Odds: +292 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti | Walkout Music: Yoshida Brothers - Matrugada
Win | Submission | Choke
2:24 Round 1 of 3

Us Brandon Wolff
10-3-0 7-3-0

Us UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.05.23
Odds: -421 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
2:15 Round 1 of 3

Us Josh Koscheck
10-2-0 11-3-0

Us UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.12.10
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 16 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
0:56 Round 1 of 3

Us War Machine
9-2-0 5-1-0

Us UFC 84: Ill Will
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.05.24
Odds: -166 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Disqualificaton
0:04 Round 2 of 3, 5:04 Total

Gb Dan Hardy
8-2-0 16-5-0

Jp Cage Force 5
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 77 kg

2007.12.01
Win | KO/TKO
4:33 Round 1 of 3

Jp Akira Kikuchi
7-2-0 16-3-0

Jp Cage Force 4
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

2007.09.08
Win | KO/TKO
2:59 Round 1 of 3

Au Matt Cain
6-2-0 4-1-1

Jp Cage Force EX Eastern Bound
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 77 kg

2007.05.27
Win | KO/TKO
1:45 Round 1 of 3

Jp Katsuya Inoue
5-2-0 13-4-1

Jp Cage Force 2
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 77 kg

2007.03.17
Win | KO/TKO
0:35 Round 1 of 2

Jp Asato Hashimoto
4-2-0 0-0-1

Jp Cage Force 1
Main Card | 78 kg | 78 kg

2006.11.25
Win | Submission | Armlock

Ir Hossein Ojaghi

Jp Greatest Common Multiple

2006.09.09
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Br Luis Santos

Jp Japan Regional

2006.08.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Lt Mindaugas Smirnovas

Jp Shooto

2006.03.24
Loss | Majority

Jp Keita Nakamura

Jp Shooto

2005.12.17
Loss | Decision | Majority

Yoshitaro Niimi

Jp Shooto

2005.07.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Akihiro Yamazaki

Jp Shooto

2005.02.06

Yoshiyuki Yoshida Wiki Update Wiki

One of the most accomplished Judokas ever to enter the world of professional mixed martial arts, Japanese welterweight Yoshiyuki Yoshida earned an impressive 9-2 record prior to joining the UFC in 2008. Although he earned first-round submission victories over the likes of Jon Koppenhaver—later known as War Machine—and Brandon Wolff, Yoshida demonstrated an inability to take hard punches by powerful strikers, as he was knocked out badly by Josh Koscheck and Anthony Johnson before losing a decision, and a contract, in 2010. Following his UFC career, Yoshida made a move to the Bellator Fighting Championships.


Aside from a 4th degree black belt in Judo, Yoshida is probably one of the most skilled Japanese fighters at utilizing the cage to his advantage, as he fought predominantly in a cage prior to joining the UFC in 2008. The majority of Japanese fighters fight in rings.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:09 PM ET
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