Debuting as a professional boxer on March 26, 1992 Nishijima complied a 24-2 record, and over the course of his career won the WBO NABO cruiserweight title, the OPBF cruiserweight title and the World Boxing Federation cruiserweight title. His last boxing bout, a two round TKO loss to Cecil McKenzie in a California State cruiserweight title fight, took place on July 10, 2003.
On February 26, 2006 Nishijima debuted in mixed martial arts, at PRIDE 31, taking on Mark Hunt and losing by KO. Currently Nishijima's record in mixed martial arts is 0-5. His last fight, a TKO loss to Melvin Manhoef, took place on December 31, 2007 at K-1 PREMIUM 2007 Dynamite!!.
0 Wins (0 (T)KO's, 0 decisions), 2 Losses
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|10||0 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||0-5||Melvin Manhoef||TKO (Punches)||K-1 - Premium 2007 Dynamite!!||December 31, 2007||1||1:49||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||0-4||Phil Baroni||Technical Submission (Kimura)||PRIDE 32 - The Real Deal||October 21, 2006||1||3:20||Nevada, United States|
|Loss||0-3||Evangelista Cyborg||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||PRIDE - Final Conflict Absolute||September 10, 2006||1||3:24||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||0-2||Hidehiko Yoshida||Submission (Triangle Choke)||PRIDE - Total Elimination Absolute||May 5, 2006||1||2:33||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||0-1||Mark Hunt||KO (Punch)||PRIDE 31 - Dreamers||February 26, 2006||3||1:18||Saitama, Japan|