Riki Fukuda

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Riki Fukuda
Born Riki Tosaki
(1981-01-06) January 6, 1981 (age 33)
Gifu, Japan[1]
Other names Killer Bee
Nationality Japanese
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Reach 73.0 in (185 cm)
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan
San Jose, California, United States
Team Grabaka
American Kickboxing Academy
Haleo Top Team[2]
Years active 2004–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 28
Wins 21
By knockout 9
By submission 1
By decision 11
Losses 7
By knockout 1
By decision 6
No contests 0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Riki Tosaki (born January 6, 1981), also known as Riki Fukuda, is a Japanese mixed martial artist who currently fights as a middleweight.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Background[edit]

Fukuda was a member of the Yamanashi Gakuin University's wrestling team. At the All Japan University Championships, he placed third in 2002 and second in 2003 in his weight class. Fukuda then joined Fighting World of Japan Pro Wrestling and made his professional wrestling debut in March 2003.

Early career[edit]

In his professional mixed martial arts debut at SuperBrawl, Fukuda surprised many by taking Joe Doerksen to decision. Over the years, he has worked for the Japanese promotions Shooto, Pancrase and K-1. In February 2007, he made his debut in the EliteXC promotion at EliteXC Destiny. He then lost a close decision to Joey Villasenor on the September 15, 2007 EliteXC: Uprising card.

Fukuda fought at DREAM.8 as a late replacement for Yoon Dong-Sik, where he defeated Murilo Rua by unanimous decision. At DEEP 42, Riki defeated Yuichi Nakanishi via unanimous decision to become the DEEP Middleweight Champion. Fukuda successfully defended the title against Hiromitsu Kanehara at DEEP 46. At DEEP 49, Riki successfully defended the title against Ryuta Sakurai winning the fight via TKO due to knees. During his bout with Sakurai, Fukuda was able to push the pace, causing Sakurai to fall out of the cage twice. In the first round, Fukuda successfully completed a takedown, but in the process Sakurai fell out of the ring and hit his face on the bell. In the second round, Fukuda landed a knee to the midsection which cause Sakurai to fall, but as he fell he landed on the ground outside the ring; head first. Fukuda was given the victory by TKO, when Sakurai was not able to continue from the head injury.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In October 2010, it was revealed Fukuda had signed with the UFC. Fukuda made his promotional debut against TUF 11 alumni, Nick Ring on February 27, 2011 at UFC 127.[3] Fukuda lost his UFC debut by a controversial unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). All three judges gave Ring the first two rounds with Fukuda winning the final round, despite controlling all three rounds with takedowns. Despite the loss on the scorecards, UFC president Dana White felt Fukuda won the bout and stated on his Twitter account that both fighters would be paid a win bonus.[4]

Fukuda was expected to face Rafael Natal on August 6, 2011 at UFC 133.[5] However, Fukuda was forced out of the bout due to a knee injury sustained in a car accident[6] and replaced by Costa Philippou.[7]

Fukuda faced Steve Cantwell on February 26, 2012 at UFC 144.[8] Fukuda defeated Cantwell via unanimous decision.

Fukuda lost to Costa Philippou on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148 via unanimous decision.[9]

Fukuda next defeated Tom DeBlass via unanimous decision on November 10, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 6.[10]

Fukuda faced Brad Tavares on March 3, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 8 and lost via unanimous decision.[11] Fukuda was subsequently released from the organization after testing positive for banned substances during his post fight drug screening.[12] It was later revealed to be linked to over the counter cold medicine Fukuda had taken when he fell ill during his process of making weight for the bout.

Road Fighting Championship[edit]

In August 2013, Fukuda signed with South Korea based promotion ROAD FC.[13] Fukuda faced Hee Seung Kim in his debut bout at Road FC: Korea 1 on January 18, 2014.[14] He won the fight via second round TKO.[15]

Fukuda then faced Dong Sik-Yoon at Road FC 16 on July 26, 2014.[16] He won the fight via TKO, extending his post-UFC record to 2–0.[17]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 21–7 Dong-sik Yoon TKO (punches) Road FC: Road Fighting Championship 16 July 26, 2014 1 3:36 Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Win 20–7 Hee Seung Kim TKO (punches) Road FC: Korea 1 January 18, 2014 2 2:09 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 19–7 Brad Tavares Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann March 3, 2013 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 19–6 Tom DeBlass Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Franklin vs. Le November 10, 2012 3 5:00 Macau, SAR, China
Loss 18–6 Costa Philippou Decision (unanimous) UFC 148 July 7, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18–5 Steve Cantwell Decision (unanimous) UFC 144 February 26, 2012 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 17–5 Nick Ring Decision (unanimous) UFC 127 February 27, 2011 3 5:00 Sydney, Australia
Win 17–4 Ryuta Sakurai TKO (knees) Deep 49: Impact August 27, 2010 2 0:32 Tokyo, Japan Defended Deep Middleweight Championship. Vacates title to fight in UFC.
Win 16–4 Hiromitsu Kanehara Decision (unanimous) Deep 46: Impact February 28, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Non-title bout.[18]
Win 15–4 Yuichi Nakanishi Decision (unanimous) Deep 42: Impact June 30, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won Deep Middleweight Championship.
Win 14–4 Murilo Rua Decision (unanimous) Dream 8 April 5, 2009 2 5:00 Nagoya, Japan
Win 13–4 Ryuta Sakurai TKO (punches) Deep 40: Impact February 20, 2009 1 0:45 Tokyo, Japan
Win 12–4 Jason Jones Decision (unanimous) Deep 38: Impact October 23, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11–4 Hiroki Ozaki Decision (unanimous) Deep 37: Impact August 17, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 10–4 Yuichi Nakanishi Decision (unanimous) Deep 35: Impact May 19, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan For Deep Middleweight Championship.
Win 10–3 Yuya Shirai Decision (split) Deep 35: Impact May 19, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–3 Ryuta Sakurai Decision (unanimous) Deep 34: Impact February 22, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 8–3 Joey Villaseñor Decision (split) EliteXC: Uprising March 15, 2007 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 8–2 Hikaru Sato TKO (punches) Pancrase: 2007 Neo-Blood Tournament Finals July 27, 2007 1 1:09 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–2 Chris Gates Submission (punches) EliteXC Destiny February 10, 2007 1 1:18 Southaven, Mississippi, United States
Win 6–2 Yuji Sakuragi Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: 2006 Neo-Blood Tournament Finals July 28, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–2 Keitaro Maeda TKO (punches) GCM: D.O.G. 5 April 4, 2006 1 4:40 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 4–2 Kozo Urita KO (punch) Pancrase: Blow 1 January 26, 2006 1 0:40 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–1 Yuta Nakamura TKO (punches) Pancrase: Spiral 9 November 4, 2005 1 0:57 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–1 Brandon Wolff TKO (punches) K-1: World Grand Prix Hawaii July 29, 2005 2 2:49 Hawaii, United States
Win 2–1 Oleg Bazayev KO (punches) GCM: D.O.G. 2 June 11, 2005 1 0:28 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–1 Masaya Inoue Decision (unanimous) Shooto: 1/29 in Korakuen Hall January 29, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0–1 Joe Doerksen Decision (unanimous) SuperBrawl 35 April 16, 2004 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFC 148 Media Notes". UFC. June 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://haleotopteam.com/
  3. ^ ".Nick Ring vs. Riki Fukuda Inked for UFC 127 February 27 in Australia". cagepotato.com. December 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dana White @ Twitter". twitter.com. February 27, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rafael "Sapo" Natal vs. Riki Fukuda Added to UFC 133 Card". mmaweekly.com. April 14, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Riki Fukuda out of UFC 133 due to car-accident injury". mmajunkie.com. June 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Replacement Costa Philippou meets Rafael "Sapo" Natal at UFC 133". MMA Junkie. June 20, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda Likely for UFC 144". mmaweekly.com. 2011-11-23. 
  9. ^ "UFC 148 adds middleweights Fukuda vs. Philippou". mmajunkie.com. 2012-03-21. 
  10. ^ "Tom DeBlass meets middleweight Riki Fukuda at UFC on FUEL TV 6". mmajunkie.com. August 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Brad Tavares vs. Riki Fukuda Confirmed for UFC on Fuel 8". mmaweekly.com. 13 December 2012. 
  12. ^ "UFC releases Riki Fukuda following failed drug test". mmajunkie.com. March 20, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Former UFC Middleweight Riki Fukuda Signs With South Korea’s Road FC". mmainsider.com. August 27, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Riki Fukuda vs. Kim Hee-Seung to headline inaugural ‘ROAD FC – Korea’ event". fightsportsasia.com. December 17, 2013. 
  15. ^ "UFC Veteran Riki Fukuda Stops Hee Seung Kim in Road FC ‘Korea 1’ Headliner". sherdog.com. January 18, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Yoon Dong-Sik to meet Riki Fukuda at ROAD FC 16 on July 26th". mma-in-asia.com. May 29, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Nam Jin Jo Takes Flyweight Title, Riki Fukuda Stops Dong Sik Yoon at Road FC 16". sherdog.com. July 26, 2014. 
  18. ^ "DEEP results". UWFi Team. 

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