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Bantamweight Division

Active

"Hybred"

Rinya Nakamura

Bantamweight Division

9-0-0 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

1

Wins by Submission

5

First Round Finishes

Rinya Nakamura

athlete record

Info

Learn more about Rinya Nakamura's history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Japan
Fighting style
Wrestler
Age
28
Height
67.00
Weight
146.00
Octagon Debut
Jun. 10, 2022
Reach
68.50
Leg reach
37.00
  • Pro since 2021

     
  • Five wins by KO, one by submission (keylock)

     
  • Five first-round finishes

UFC 298 (2/17/24) Nakamura won a three round unanimous decision over Carlos Vera 

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