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Template:Nihongo (born May 10, 1974) is a Japanese mixed martial artist competing in the welterweight division. A student of former Shooto competitor Noboru Asahi,[1] he has competed in Shooto, Cage Force, and presently the UFC. On December 1, 2007, he became the first Cage Force welterweight tournament winner.

CareerEdit

In 2007, Yoshida was entered into a Cage Force welterweight tournament sponsored by the Worldwide Cage Network. In the opening round of the tournament, Yoshida defeated two-time interim Pancrase champion Katsuya Inoue by knockout. He went on to defeat Matt Cain in the quarterfinals and former Shooto champion Akira Kikuchi in the semi-finals of the tournament. In the finals, Yoshida defeated Dan Hardy by disqualification after being struck by a kick to the groin, becoming the first Cage Force welterweight tournament winner.[2]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

After the tournament's closing, Yoshida was offered a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It was originally speculated that the winners of the Cage Force tournaments were to be selected to compete in the UFC's active roster.[3] Yoshida made his debut in the UFC at UFC 84, choking The Ultimate Fighter 6 contestant Jon Koppenhaver unconscious by Anaconda choke submission. He was scheduled to meet Karo Parisyan in September at UFC 88 but Parisyan pulled out of the bout only two hours before the weigh-ins citing an injury. Yoshida then faced Josh Koscheck at UFC: Fight for the Troops on December 10, 2008, a fight which he lost by 1st round knockout. Unfortunately for Yoshida, the first knockout punch from Koscheck occurred with Yoshida's back against the cage, preventing Yoshida from falling down, allowing Koscheck to land another devastating haymaker on Yoshida's jaw, sending him crashing to the canvas in a motionless heap. UFC reported, "Yoshida, who remained on the canvas while being tended to by commission doctors, was removed from the Octagon on a stretcher as a precautionary measure. He was later treated and released from a local hospital for a concussion".

Yoshida then fought Brandon Wolff at UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida on May 23, 2009 and won the bout by guillotine choke in the first round.

Yoshida's most recent fight was against Anthony Johnson at UFC 104.[4] The fight became a catchweight bout of 176 when Johnson missed weight by six pounds, Yoshida (weighed in at 170 lb) agreed to fight at catchweight. Yoshida lost by first round TKO.

Yoshida is scheduled to face Mike Guymon on May 8, 2010 at UFC 113.[5]


Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
United States flag Mike Guymon UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2 02010-
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May 8, 2010
Canada flag Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 11–4 United States flag Anthony Johnson KO (Punches) UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun 02009-
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October 24, 2009
1 0:41 United States flag Los Angeles, California, US Johnson weighed in at 176 lb. Yoshida (weighed in at 170 lb) agreed to fight at catchweight
Win 11–3 United States flag Brandon Wolff Submission (Guillotine Choke) UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida 02009-
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May 23, 2009
1 2:24 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Loss 10–3 United States flag Josh Koscheck KO (Punch) UFC: Fight for the Troops 02008-
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December 10, 2008
1 2:15 United States flag Fayetteville, North Carolina, US
Win 10–2 United States flag War Machine Submission (Anaconda Choke) UFC 84: Ill Will 02008-
May
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May 24, 2008
1 0:56 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Win 9–2 England flag Dan Hardy DQ (Low Blow) GCM – Cage Force 5 02007-
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December 1, 2007
2 0:04 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan GCM welterweight final
Win 8–2 Japan flag Akira Kikuchi TKO (Elbows) GCM – Cage Force 4 02007-
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September 8, 2007
1 4:33 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan GCM welterweight semi-final
Win 7–2 Australia flag Matt Cain TKO (Punches) GCM – Cage Force EX Eastern Bound 02007-
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May 27, 2007
1 2:59 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan GCM welterweight quarter-final
Win 6–2 Japan flag Katsuya Inoue KO (Punches) GCM – Cage Force 2 02007-
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March 17, 2007
1 1:45 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan GCM welterweight qualifier
Win 5–2 Japan flag Asato Hashimoto TKO (Elbow Injury) GCM – Cage Force 1 02006-
November
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November 25, 2006
1 0:35 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–2 Iran flag Hossein Ojaghi Submission (Armbar) GCM – D.O.G. 7 02006-
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September 9, 2006
2 3:36 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–2 Brazil flag Luis Sapo TKO (Corner Stoppage) Kokoro – Kill Or Be Killed 02006-
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August 15, 2006
1 5:00 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–2 Lithuania flag Mindaugas Smirnovas TKO (Punches) Shooto 2006 – 3/24 in Korakuen Hall 02006-
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March 24, 2006
1 4:00 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1–2 Japan flag Keita Nakamura Technical Decision (Majority) Shooto 2005 – 12/17 in Shinjuku Face 02005-
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December 17, 2005
2 4:06 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1–1 Japan flag Yoshitaro Niimi Decision (Majority) Shooto – Shooter's Summer 02005-
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July 14, 2005
2 5:00 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Japan flag Akihiro Yamazaki Decision (Unanimous) Shooto 2005 – 2/6 in Kitazawa Town Hall 02005-
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February 6, 2005
2 5:00 Japan flag Tokyo, Japan

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