Rinya Nakamura - First RTU Finalist To Make UFC Debut | UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs The Korean Zombie
Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
First Round Finishes
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Pro since 2021
- Five wins by KO, one by submission (keylock)
- Five first-round finishes
UFC Fight Night (8/26/23) Nakamura won a three round unanimous decision over Fernie Garcia
UFC Fight Night (2/4/23) Nakamura knocked out Toshiomi Kazama at :33 of the first round to win the RTUA season 1 bantamweight tournament
Road To UFC Asia
Semifinals - 10/23/22 – Nakamura knocked out Shohei Nose at 2:21 of the first round
Quarterfinals - 6/10/22 – Nakamura submitted Gugun Gusman via keylock at 3:24 of the first round
When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was two years old, I was amazed at the Shooto fights. Also, I was always surrounded by MMA fighters at my father’s gym and the fighters played with me, so I naturally thought I was going to be a MMA fighter.
Do you have any heroes? Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It would be a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Senshu University, majoring in Marketing, but my main activity was wrestling at college.
What was your job before you started fighting? Wrestling coach at the college.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? U23 Wrestling World Champion
Favorite grappling technique Von Flue choke
Favorite Striking technique: Left punch