Yoshihiro "Kiss" Nakao (Template:Lang-ja) is a Japanese heavyweight professional mixed martial artist and former K-1 kickboxer who has defeated the likes of Don Frye, Jim York, Wesley Correira, and Edson Draggo. He is currently under contract to fight for DREAM and World Victory Road promotions. Yoshihiro has fought for PRIDE FC and is undefeated in mixed martial arts competition in K-1. Nakao lost to Antonio Silva at World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Rebellion 2009 after suffering an ACL tear as a result of a leg kick from Silva in the first round. Nakao most recently fought Choi Mu Bae at Sengoku 9.
New Year's Eve KissEdit
During the pre-fight staredown with opponent Heath Herring, Nakao leaned in and kissed him on the lips. Herring reacted, delivering a right hook to the jaw of Nakao, knocking him out cold. Herring was immediately disqualified and Nakao was carried from the ring. Shortly thereafter, Nakao's cornermen attacked Herring and a brief melee ensued.
The fight result has since been changed by K-1 from a disqualification loss for Herring to a no contest, as K-1 judges ruled that Nakao's kiss and Herring's subsequent knockout punch were both fouls.
Mixed Martial Arts RecordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|13||9 wins||2 losses|
|Win||Henry Armstrong Miller||TKO (Punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 12||March 7, 2010||2||3:27||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||Choi Mu Bae||Decision (Unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9||August 2, 2009||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||Antonio Silva||TKO (Knee Injury)||Sengoku Rebellion 2009||January 4, 2009||1||1:42||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||Jim York||KO (Punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku - Second Battle||May 18, 2008||2||0:46||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||Edson Draggo||Submission (Neck Crank)||PRIDE 34: Kamikaze||April 8, 2007||1||9:51||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||Kazuhiro Nakamura||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Final Conflict Absolute||September 10, 2006||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||Eun Soo Lee||TKO (Swollen Eye)||PRIDE Critical Countdown Absolute||July 1, 2006||1||4:16||Tokyo, Japan|
|No Contest||Heath Herring||No Contest - Pre-Fight Fouls commited by both fighters||K-1 Premium 2005 Dynamite!!||December 31, 2005||1||0:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||Fai Falamoe||Submission (Armbar)||K-1 Hero's 3||September 7, 2005||1||2:35||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||Don Frye||Decision (Unanimous)||K-1 Premium 2004 Dynamite!!||December 31, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||Wesley Correira||Decision (Split)||K-1 Fighting Network Rumble on the Rock 2004||November 20, 2004||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|No Contest||Don Frye||No Contest - Accidental Headbutt||K-1 MMA FieLDS ROMANEX||May 22, 2004||1||0:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||David Khakhaleishvili||Submission (Punches)||K-1 Premium 2003 Dynamite!!||November 20, 2003||2||1:13||Nagoya, Japan|
K-1 kickboxing recordEdit
|0 Wins - 1 Losses - 0 Draws|
|6/14/2005||Loss||0-1||Bob Sapp||K-1 World Grand Prix 2005 in Hiroshima||Decision (Unanimous)||3R|