Yoshihiro Akiyama Judoka

Yoshihiro Akiyama

Yoshihiro Akiyama

  • Country:Japan
  • Born:29 July 1975 (45 years)
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Yoshihiro Akiyama won the Asian Games in 2002 in Busan U81kg and the Tournoi de Paris in 2002 U81kg. He won the Jigoro Kano Cup (the former Grand Slam of Tokyo) in 2002. Akiyama was fifth at the World Championships in 2003. He was All Japan Champion in 2003. In MMA he is also known as Sung Hoon Choo, professionally known as Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama of Osaka. He is one of the most iconic Asian MMA fighters in history. He is a fourth generation Japanese of Korean descent. UFC from 2009-2015.

Yoshihiro Akiyama, Judoka & his ONE Championship journey

3 Aug 2020 10:10

Before the bright lights of the UFC octagon and decorated career in mixed martial arts, current ONE Championship legend Yoshihiro Akiyama made his come up through the world of Judoka. Read more


3 Best MMA Judoka of All Time

22 Nov 2019 08:05

There have been many well-known MMA judokas in the past who have shown the best of their martial arts skills using superb throws, effective chokes as well as submissions. In fact, there were several throws that were done away with from the competitions as many of them could prove dangerous for the opponents, for instance, leg attacks, knee crushes etc. On the whole, MMA allows only the best judo moves in the sport. Read more

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