Hiroshi Nakamura (fighter)

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Hiroshi Nakamura
Born (1981-02-14) February 14, 1981 (age 33)
Ōta, Gunma, Japan[1]
Other names Iron
Nationality Japanese
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 134 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Bantamweight (135 lb)
Featherweight (145 lb)
Reach 64.0 in (163 cm)
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan
Team Carpe Diem Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Tokyo Yellow Mans
Rank      black belt in Judo
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 27
Wins 16
By submission 2
By decision 14
Losses 7
By knockout 5
By decision 2
Draws 4
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Hiroshi Nakamura (中村 浩士 Nakamura Hiroshi?, born February 14, 1981) is a Japanese mixed martial artist who competes in the bantamweight division. He has fought in many well-known mixed martial arts organizations as Shooto, DEEP and Bellator.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Shooto[edit]

Nakamura started his career in 2005. Until 2009, he fought only for Shooto and faced opponents like Shooto and Sengoku featherweight champion Hatsu Hioki,[2] and Shooto veteran Hayate Usui.[3]

DEEP[edit]

Between 2010 and 2011, Nakamura won five times and lost two times. He obtained a victory over the DEEP bantamweight champion Masakazu Imanari in a non-title bout,[4] and also defeated WEC veteran and former featherweight King of Pancrase Yoshiro Maeda.[5]

In 2011, Nakamura signed with Bellator to compete in the bantamweight tournament.[6]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Nakamura made his debut on April 6, 2012 at Bellator 64 in the quarterfinal match of Bellator season six bantamweight tournament against Rodrigo Lima. Nakamura defeated Lima via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) and advanced to the semifinals.[7]

In the semifinals on May 25, 2012 at Bellator 70, Nakamura faced Luis Nogueira. Nakamura lost via knockout in the third round.[8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–7–4 Tomomi Iwama Decision (majority) DEEP: 65 Impact March 22, 2014 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 15–7–4 Yusaku Nakamura KO (flying knee) Deep: Cage Impact 2013 November 24, 2013 3 0:53 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 15–6–4 Luis Nogueira KO (punches) Bellator 70 May 25, 2012 3 1:58 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Bellator season 6 bantamweight tournament semifinal.
Win 15–5–4 Rodrigo Lima Decision (unanimous) Bellator 64 April 6, 2012 3 5:00 Windsor, Ontario, Canada Bellator season 6 bantamweight tournament quarterfinal.
Win 14–5–4 Seiji Akao Decision (unanimous) Deep: 56th Impact December 16, 2011 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–5–4 Yoshiro Maeda Decision (majority) Deep: Cage Impact 2011 in Tokyo, 2nd Round October 29, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 12–5–4 Takafumi Otsuka Decision (unanimous) Deep: 54th Impact June 24, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 12–4–4 Masakazu Imanari Decision (unanimous) Deep: 52nd Impact October 24, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Non-title bout
Win 11–4–4 Tatsumitsu Wada Decision (unanimous) Deep: 50th Impact October 24, 2010 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–4–4 Tomohiko Hori Decision (unanimous) Deep: 48th Impact July 3, 2010 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9–4–4 Isao Terada TKO (punches) Deep: 46th Impact February 28, 2010 1 1:11 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–3–4 Wataru Inatsu Submission (armbar) Zst 22 November 23, 2009 1 1:35 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–3–4 Kim Jong-Man Decision (unanimous) FMC 1: Korea vs. Japan August 16, 2009 3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win 7–3–4 Wataru Miki Decision (majority) GCM: Cage Force 10 April 25, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–3–4 Hayate Usui Decision (unanimous) Shooto Tradition 5 January 18, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 5–3–4 Hatsu Hioki Draw Shooto: Gig Central 15 August 3, 2008 3 5:00 Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Win 5–3–3 Tenkei Oda Decision (majority) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 8 March 28, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–3–3 Kyotaro Nakao Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Rookie Tournament 2007 Final December 8, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–3–3 Yuji Inoue Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooting Disco 3 – Everybody Fight Now October 20, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 2–3–3 Shintaro Ishiwatari Draw Shooto: Shooting Disco 2 – The Heat Rises Tonight August 5, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 2–3–2 Keisuke Yamada Draw Shooto: 11/10 in Korakuen Hall November 10, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 2–3–1 Daisuke Ishizawa KO (punches) Shooto 2006: 7/21 in Korakuen Hall July 21, 2006 2 4:26 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–2–1 Hirotaka Tomiyama Submission (armbar) Shooto 2006: 5/28 in Kitazawa Town Hall May 28, 2006 2 3:24 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Draw 1–2–1 Sakae Kasuya Draw Shooto: 3/3 in Kitazawa Town Hall March 3, 2006 2 5:00 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–2 Seigi Fujioka Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Soulful Fight October 28, 2005 2 5:00 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0–2 Akiyo Nishiura KO (punch) Shooto: 5/29 in Kitazawa Town Hall May 29, 2005 2 3:57 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0–1 Yutaka Nishioka Decision (unanimous) Shooto: 2/6 in Kitazawa Town Hall February 6, 2005 2 5:00 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hiroshi Nakamura's profile Tapology.com
  2. ^ Japanese star Hatsu Hioki begins UFC journey on saturday by Thomas Gerbasi (UFC.com) on October 25, 2011
  3. ^ Boku-Endo among many draws in Shooto by Tony Loiseleur and Stephen Martinez (Sherdog.com) on January 18, 2009
  4. ^ Tazawa is Megaton king, 'Iron' upsets Imanari at DEEP '52 Impact' by Tony Loiseleur (Sherdog.com) on February 25, 2011
  5. ^ Choi upsets Obiya, Chonan victorious at evening 'Cage Impact' by Tony Loiseleur (Sherdog.com) on October 29, 2011
  6. ^ Bellator adds Hiroshi Nakamura to season-six bantamweight tournament by Steven Marrocco (MMAjunkie.com) on December 16, 2011
  7. ^ Bellator 64 results: Askren keeps belt; Sandro, Marx, Nakamura advance by Steven Marrocco (MMAjunkie.com) on April 6, 2012
  8. ^ Bellator 70 Results: Rick Hawn wins lightweight tourney, Cole Konrad subs Eric Prindle by Mike Chiappetta (MMAfighting.com) on May 25, 2012