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Tatsuya Kawajiri


Win Rate
70 %
Finish Rate
54 %
Decision Win %
70 %

Tatsuya Kawajiri

5' 7 (170 cm)
71 in. (5' 11/180 cm)
Main Division
Kawajiri was born in the Inashiki District of Ibaraki Prefecture and competed in baseball from elementary school through middle school before he transitioned into track and field in high school. At the age of 19, Kawajiri viewed the 1997 K-1 World Grand Prix Semifinal match between Ernesto Hoost and Francisco Filho, persuading him to begin training in combat sports. Kawajiri graduated from Chuo Gakuin University.

Awards & Accolades

  • Shooto: Shooto Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • Shooto: 2002 Shooto Welterweight Rookie Tournament Winner
  • Shooto: 1999 Amateur Shooto Eastern Japan Open Tournament Winner
  • PRIDE Fighting Championships: 2005 PRIDE Lightweight Grand Prix Semifinalist
  • PRIDE Fighting Championships: 2005 Fight of the Year- vs. Takanori Gomi on September 25
  • DREAM: 2008 DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix Semifinalist
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (One time)
  • Sports Illustrated: 2008 Round of the Year vs. Eddie Alvarez on July 21
  • Sherdog: 2008 Fight of the Year vs. Eddie Alvarez on July 21

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