Makoto Uehara

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Makoto Uehara
上原 誠
Born (1984-11-14) November 14, 1984 (age 33)
Tokyo, Japan
Native name 上原 誠
Nationality Japan Japanese
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 90.3 kg (199 lb; 14.22 st)
Division Heavyweight
Reach 76.0 in (193 cm)
Style Shidōkan Karate
Team Shidokan Murakamijuku
Years active 2008–present
Kickboxing record
Total 29
Wins 21
By knockout 13
Losses 7
By knockout 4
Draws 1
last updated on: December 21, 2013

Makoto Uehara (Japanese: 上原 誠; born November 14, 1984) is a Japanese Shidokan Karateka and heavyweight kickboxer competing in K-1.[1]

Biography and career[edit]

He faced Hiromi Amada at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 in Tokyo Final 16 on October 14, 2012[2][3] and won via unanimous decision.[4]

Despite qualifying for the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 Final, Uehara was left out in the cold when the event rolled around and was replaced by the higher-ranked Pavel Zhuravlev.[5]

Uehara defeated Kengo Shimizu by way of split decision at RISE 92 in Tokyo on March 17, 2013 to win the RISE 90 kg title.[6]

He was set to fight Dustin Jacoby at Glory 12: New York - Lightweight World Championship Tournament in New York City on November 23, 2013[7] but the match was switched to Glory 13: Tokyo - Welterweight World Championship Tournament in Tokyo, Japan on December 21, 2013.[8][9] He defeated Jacoby by split decision.[10][11][12][13]

Titles[edit]

  • 2013 RISE 90 kg champion
  • 2011 RISE Heavyweight Tournament runner up
  • 2011 RISE Heavyweight champion
  • 31st Shidokan Karate Strong Open Tournament champion

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing Record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

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