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Yoshihiro Akiyama

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Win Rate
64 %
Finish Rate
75 %
Decision Win %
33 %

Yoshihiro Akiyama

5' 10 (178 cm)
71 in. (5' 11/180 cm)
Main Division
Yoshihiro Akiyama , also known as Choo Sung-hoon , is a Japanese mixed martial artist and judoka who won the gold medal at the 2001 Asian Championships for South Korea and for Japan at the 2002 Asian Games. A fourth-generation Japanese of Korean descent, he acquired Japanese nationality in 2001. He is the former K-1 HERO's Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament Champion.
Combat Approach
Instead, Akiyama focuses mostly on defending takedowns in order to brawl with his opponent or getting top position on the mat to perform ground and pound. However, he has shown skill with harai goshi, kosoto gake and ouchi gari/osoto gari combinations, as well as the more complex uchi mata. Also, thanks to his knowledge of grip fighting, he is often successful in catching low kicks and following with sharp counterpunching.
Fighter Trivia
In March 2009, Akiyama married famous Japanese fashion model Shiho Yano whom he had been dating since January 2007. Akiyama and Sarang starred in the reality show, The Return of Superman, covering their father-daughter relationship. He names Heavyweight Champion boxer Mike Tyson as his hero and holds a University degree in Commerce.

Awards & Accolades

  • HERO'S: K-1 HERO Light Heavyweight Grand Prix World Champion
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Michael Bisping, Chris Leben and Alan Belcher
  • ONE Championship: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Shinya Aoki

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Fighter Videos

Shinya Aoki vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama | ONE Championship Full Fight
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Sherif Mohamed | Full Fight Replay
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Agilan Thani | Full Fight Replay
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Sherif Mohamed | ONE Full Fight | February 2020
Agilan Thani vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama | ONE Full Fight | Welterweight War | June 2019


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