Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Tsuji spent the majority of her career competing in the now-defunct Smackgirl promotion. In 2002, she won Smackgirl's Japan Cup tournament, and in 2005, she became the inaugural Smackgirl Lightweight Champion.
After Smackgirl folded in 2008, she joined Greatest Common Multiple's upstart all-female Valkyrie division and became their inaugural Featherweight Champion on April 25, 2009 by defeating Kate Martinez.
|Professional record breakdown|
|29||22 wins||2 losses|
|Loss||22-2||Mei Yamaguchi||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||GCM - Valkyrie 4||February 11, 2010||1||1:16||Tokyo, Japan||Lost Valkyrie Featherweight Championship|
|Win||22-1||Kate Martinez||Submission (Armbar)||GCM - Valkyrie 2||April 25, 2009||1||4:20||Tokyo, Japan||Won inaugural Valkyrie Featherweight Championship|
|Win||21-1||Mei Yamaguchi||Decision (Unanimous)||GCM - Valkyrie 1||November 8, 2008||3||3:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||20-1||Seo Hee Ham||Decision (Unanimous)||Smackgirl - Starting Over||December 26, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Defended Smackgirl Lightweight Championship|
|Win||19-1||Ana Michelle Tavares||KO (Punches)||Smackgirl - Queens' Hottest Summer||September 6, 2007||1||4:47||Tokyo, Japan||Non-title bout|
|Win||18-1||Thricia Poovey||TKO (Punches)||Smackgirl - The Dance of the Taisho Romance||April 28, 2007||1||4:10||Osaka, Japan||Defended Smackgirl Lightweight Championship|
|Win||17-1||Tomomi Sunaba||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Smackgirl - Top Girl Battle||June 30, 2006||1||4:19||Tokyo, Japan||Defended Smackgirl Lightweight Championship in a "Winner Take All" match (Tsuji received both fight purses).|
|Win||16-1||Cami Hostetler||Submission (Armbar)||Smackgirl - Queen's Triumphant Return||April 22, 2006||2||4:19||Osaka, Japan||Defended Smackgirl Lightweight Championship|
|Win||15-1||Miyuki Ariga||Submission (Heel Hook)||MARS||February 4, 2006||2||1:44||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||14-1||Maiko Ohkada||Submission (Armbar)||Smackgirl - Dynamic!!||August 17, 2005||2||2:10||Tokyo, Japan||Defended Smackgirl Lightweight Championship|
|Win||13-1||Hisae Watanabe||Submission (Armbar)||Smackgirl - Road to Dynamic!!||June 28, 2005||1||3:51||Tokyo, Japan||For Smackgirl Lightweight Championship|
|Win||12-1||Erica Montoya||Submission (Armbar)||Smackgirl - Holy Land Triumphal Return||August 5, 2004||3||4:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||11-1||Chiaki Kawabita||Submission (Armbar)||Smackgirl - Go West||June 9, 2004||2||1:19||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||10-1||Mayumi Hashiba||Submission (Kneebar)||Smackgirl - F8||May 16, 2004||1||2:20||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9-1||22px Kaliopi Yeitsuidou||Decision (Unanimous)||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 - Inoki Festival||December 31, 2003||3||5:00||Kobe, Japan|
|Loss||8-1||Ana Michelle Tavares||Submission (Triangle/Armbar)||DEEP - 11th Impact||July 13, 2003||1||3:55||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||8-0||Tomomi Sunaba||Technical Submission (Armbar)||Smackgirl - Third Season 2||April 2, 2003||1||4:37||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||7-0||Mari Kaneko||Decision (Unanimous)||Smackgirl - Japan Cup 2002 Grand Final||December 29, 2002||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Became 2002 Japan Cup Middleweight Tournament Champion|
|Win||6-0||Yumiko Sugimoto||Submission (Armbar)||Smackgirl - Japan Cup 2002 Episode 2||November 9, 2002||1||4:13||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5-0||Eri Takahashi||Submission (Armbar)||Smackgirl - Japan Cup 2002 Opening Round||October 5, 2002||1||2:01||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4-0||Noriko Tsunoda||Submission (Armbar)||Smackgirl - Dynamic||September 1, 2002||1||1:12||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3-0||Izumi Noguchi||Decision (Split)||AX - Vol. 3||May 4, 2002||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||2-0||Hiromi Oka||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Smackgirl - Royal Smack 2002||April 7, 2002||1||3:43||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1-0||Ikuma Hoshino||Submission (Armbar)||AX - Vol. 2: We Want To Shine||December 26, 2001||3||3:37||Tokyo, Japan|
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- Bronze in Women's Freestyle Wrestling at 51 kg in the 1997 Asian Championship.
- 2002 JAPAN CUP middleweight tournament champion
- Inaugural Smackgirl Lightweight Champion (2005)
- Inaugural Valkyrie Featherweight Champion (2009)
- ↑ Profile at Angura.net. Angura.net. Retrieved on 2009-05-01.
- ↑ Sherdog.com. Fight Finder - Yuka "Vale Tudo Queen" Tsuji's Mixed Martial Arts Statistics. Sherdog.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-01.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Greatest Common Multiple "Valkyrie 4" Results. MMARising.com. Retrieved on February 11, 2010.
- ↑ Women's MMA Pound-For-Pound Rankings. MMARising.com. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.
- ↑ Unified Women's Mixed Martial Arts Rankings. MMARising.com. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.
- ↑ Unified Women's Rankings. FighterGirls.com. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Sherdog.com (2009-04-25). Fight Finder - GCM Valkyrie 2 Mixed Martial Arts Statistics. Sherdog.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-01.
- ↑ Sherdog.com (2007-12-26). Tsuji Defends Smackgirl Lightweight Title. Sherdog.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-01.
- ↑ Sherdog.com (2007-06-30). Smackgirl Titles Contested in September. Sherdog.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-01.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Sherdog.com. Koubousen Companion: News and Notes From Japan. Sherdog.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-01.
- ↑ Smack Girl 04/22/2006. Boutreviewusa.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-01.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Yuki Tsuji's profile on Smackgirl.com (2006-10-24). Retrieved on 2007-10-31.
- ↑ Sherdog.com (2005-06-09). Nippon Joho: The Lightweight Wars. Sherdog.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-01.
- ↑ http://www.iat.uni-leipzig.de/datenbanken/dbwrest/daten.php?spid=655B7C0D2A0F4DDFBB054BE32E926BD5