Andrews Nakahara

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Andrews Nakahara
Born (1983-03-12) March 12, 1983 (age 32)[1]
Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 171 lb (78 kg; 12.2 st)
Division Welterweight
Style Kyokushin, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Boca Raton, Florida
Team International Karate Organization
Jaco Hybrid Training Center (Blackzilians)
Rank Black belt in Kyokushin kaikan
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 2004-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 8
Wins 4
By knockout 3
By decision 1
Losses 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Draws 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: September 11, 2010

Andrews Nakahara (born March 12, 1983) is a Japanese-Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer and kyokushin karateka currently signed with K-1. He made his MMA pro debut against Kazushi Sakuraba at the Dream 2: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 First Round. Andrews and Francisco Filho were recently awarded a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt under former Strikeforce contender Magno Almeida.[2]


Nakahara was born in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil on March 12, 1983 to Japanese parents who arrived in Brazil during the Japanese immigration boom in the early 60s and 70s. Even though his parents are Japanese, Nakahara cannot speak Japanese and was raised only speaking Portuguese. Nakahara first begun to study Kyokushin kaikan a strong full contact karate style developed by Masutatsu Oyama. Nakahara went on to join the International Karate Organization (IKO) team. Since then he has been successful in many competitions both in Brazil and America including championship fights with rival karatekas Ewerton Teixeira and Eduardo Tanaka.

The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians[edit]

Nakahara was confirmed as a cast member for The Ultimate Fighter 21 representing Blackzilians[3]

Titles and accomplishments[edit]

  • Kyokushin[4]
    • 2007 Silver All American Open Karate Championships IKO-1 (Lost to Ewerton Teixeira)
    • 2006 Gold All American Open Karate Championships IKO-1 (Defeated Ewerton Teixeira)
    • 2005 Silver All American Open Karate Championships IKO-1 (Lost to Eduardo Tanaka)
    • 2005 Gold 3rd Kyokushin World Weight Tournament
    • 2005 Gold South American Open IKO-1
    • 2004 All American Open Karate Championships IKO-1 7th Place
    • 2004 Gold 6th South American Karate Tournament (Middleweight)
    • 2004 Silver Brazilian Open IKO-1

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Draw 4–2–2 Jung Hwan Cha Draw Road FC 13 October 12, 2013 3 5:00 Gumi, South Korea
Draw 4–2–1 Myung Ho Bae Draw Road FC 12 June 22, 2013 3 5:00 Wonju, South Korea
Win 4–2 Bruno Santa Barbara TKO (punches) Ichigeki 1 June 15, 2012 1 2:03 Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil
Win 3–2 Jun Hee Moon Decision (unanimous) K-1 World MAX 2010 –70 kg World Championship Tournament Final 16 in Seoul June 15, 2010 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 2–2 Ryo Chonan Decision (unanimous) DREAM.13 March 22, 2010 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 2–1 Shungo Oyama TKO (punches) DREAM.8 April 5, 2009 1 2:00 Nagoya, Japan
Win 1–1 Dong Sik Yoon TKO (punches) Dream 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round September 23, 2008 2 0:30 Saitama, Japan
Loss 0–1 Kazushi Sakuraba Submission (neck crank) Dream 2: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 First Round April 29, 2008 1 8:20 Saitama, Japan


  1. ^ Professional MMA record for Andrews Nakahara from Sherdog
  2. ^ "news/144/ARTICLE/12653/2008-12-10". Retrieved 2014-02-09. 
  3. ^ "TUF 21 ATT vs Blackzilians". Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  4. ^ "[IKO-1] Andrews Nakahara - Kyokushin4life". Retrieved 2014-02-09. 

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