Daisuke Nakamura (Japanese: 中村大介, born June 10, 1980) is a Japanese professional wrestler, mixed martial artist and submission grappler, currently working for Pro Wrestling Noah. He has fought for DREAM, Strikeforce, M-1 Global, ZST, Cage Rage, PRIDE, Vale Tudo Japan, DEEP, K-1 and Cage Force promotions. He is the former DEEP Lightweight Champion. Nakamura is also known for his incredible armbar variations, with most of his wins coming by armbar, and is famous for his tributes to the shoot-style circuit, often wearing the style's signature kneeboots and short-tights in his fights.
|Daisuke Nakamura |
|Born||June 10, 1980|
|Other names||Udejuji no Tensai ("The Genius of the Armbar")|
U no Kokeisha ("The Successor of U")
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)|
|Style||Submission wrestling, Judo|
|Fighting out of||Tokyo, Japan|
|Team||U-File Camp (2002-present)|
Yoshida Dojo (2010)
|Years active||2002–2016, 2020–present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
He has also competed in professional wrestling, working for the U-STYLE promotion led by his trainer Kiyoshi Tamura.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Nakamura had his debut fight in PRIDE Fighting Championship against veteran journeyman Shannon Ritch at PRIDE The Best Vol.2. He showed his skill by submitting Ritch with an inverted armbar. He spent his next years fighting in GCM and DEEP, where he challenged for the Welterweight Championship, losing an effortful match by TKO at the third round. He would later enjoy an 8-match winning streak.
At December 31, 2008, Nakamura was slated to fight at the Dynamite!! event against Hideo Tokoro. This was a notable matchup because both Tokoro and Nakamura both sported similar fighting styles, were trained by former RINGS wrestlers and were seen by Japanese pundits as the heirs of the shoot-style circuit. The match was an exciting and fast-paced grappling contest, with Nakamura trying a flying kimura into an armbar immediately after Tokoro tried to take him down, and then Tokoro captured his back and performed a takedown similar to a German suplex. Daisuke kept trying for an armbar, and they rolled through the mat several times until Tokoro could attempt his own armbar. The bout stalled for several minutes, but it broke out again when Hideo rolled for a leglock. Nakamura, however, capitalized to transition the move into an armbar, making Tokoro finally tap out.
He captured the DEEP Lightweight Championship against Yasuaki Kishimoto and defended it before Pancrase veteran Takafumi Ito, but he lost it to fellow Pancrase exponent Satoru Kitaoka.
Four years departed from his previous fight, Nakamura returned to face Tatsunao Nagakura at DEEP: 97 Impact. He won the fight via second-round knockout.
Nakamura then faced the reigning featherweight champion Juntaro Ushiku in a non-title bout at DEEP 100 on February 21, 2021. He won the fight via second-round knockout.
Nakamura then challenged Ushiku for the DEEP Featherweight Championship in a rematch at DEEP 102 on July 4, 2021. He lost the fight via split decision.
Nakamura faced Suguru Nii at Rizin 31 - Yokohama on October 24, 2021. He won the bout via his signature flying armbar in the first round.
Nakamura faced Michihiro Omigawa at DEEP 106 on February 26, 2022. He won the fight via armbar in the third.
Nakamura faced Sora Yamamoto at Rizin 34 on March 20, 2022. He lost the fight by split decision.
Nakamura faced Yuta Sato at Deep 108 Impact on July 10, 2022. He won the bout by unanimous decision.
Nakamura faced Kouya Kanda at Deep 110 Impact on November 12, 2022. He lost the bout by unanimous decision.
Nakamura faced Tatsuhiko Iwamoto on December 18, 2022 at DEEP Osaka Impact 2022 4th Round, winning the bout via reverse heel hook in the second round.
Nakamura faced Min Woo Kim at Black Combat 5: Song of the Sword on February 4, 2023. He was choked out in the third round via rear-naked choke.
- DEEP Lightweight Championship (One time; former)
- One successful title defense
- DEEP Lightweight Championship (One time; former)
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|58 matches||34 wins||23 losses|
|Loss||34–23–1||Min Woo Kim||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Black Combat 5||February 4, 2023||3||3:49||Incheon, South Korea|
|Win||34–22–1||Tatsuhiko Iwamoto||Submission (reverse heel hook)||DEEP Osaka Impact 2022 4th Round||December 18, 2022||2||2:50||Fukushima, Japan||Catchweight (150 lb) bout.|
|Loss||33–22–1||Kouya Kanda||Decision (unanimous)||DEEP 110 Impact||November 12, 2022||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||33–21–1||Yuta Sato||Decision (unanimous)||DEEP 108 Impact||July 10, 2022||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||32–21–1||Sora Yamamoto||Decision (split)||Rizin 34||March 20, 2022||3||5:00||Osaka, Japan||Catchweight (150 lb) bout.|
|Win||32–20–1||Michihiro Omigawa||Submission (armbar)||DEEP 106 Impact||February 26, 2022||3||0:51||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||31–20–1||Suguru Nii||Submission (flying armbar)||Rizin 31||October 24, 2021||1||2:16||Yokohama, Japan|
|Loss||30–20–1||Juntaro Ushiku||Decision (split)||DEEP: 102 Impact||July 4, 2021||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||For the DEEP Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||30–19–1||Juntaro Ushiku||KO (knee)||DEEP 100 Impact - 20th Anniversary||February 21, 2021||2||0:26||Tokyo, Japan||Featherweight debut.|
|Win||29–19–1||Tatsunao Nagakura||KO (punch)||DEEP: 97 Impact||September 20, 2020||2||0:16||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||28–19–1||Tsogookhuu Amarsanaa||KO (punch)||MGL-1 Fighting Championship: MGL-1 vs. Deep||September 24, 2016||3||1:50||Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia|
|Loss||28–18–1||Yuki Kawana||TKO (punches)||Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 7th||September 13, 2015||3||2:26||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||28–17–1||Yuki Okano||Decision (unanimous)||DEEP: 72 Impact||May 16, 2015||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||28–16–1||Eiji Ishikawa||Decision (unanimous)||Tribe Tokyo Fight: TTF Challenge 04||April 5, 2015||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||28–15–1||Yoichi Fukumoto||TKO (punches)||DEEP: 70 Impact||December 21, 2014||3||0:11||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||27–15-1||Shinji Sasaki||Draw (split)||DEEP: 69 Impact||October 26, 2014||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||27–15||Mizuto Hirota||Decision (unanimous)||DEEP: 66 Impact||April 29, 2014||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Catchweight (150 lb) bout.|
|Loss||27–14||Satoru Kitaoka||Decision (unanimous)||DEEP: 62 Impact||April 26, 2013||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Lost the DEEP Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||27–13||Takafumi Ito||TKO (flying knee and punches)||DEEP: 60 Impact||October 19, 2012||2||0:35||Tokyo, Japan||Defended the DEEP Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||26–13||Yasuaki Kishimoto||Decision (unanimous)||DEEP: 58 Impact||June 15, 2012||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Won the DEEP Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||25–13||Akihiro Gono||Decision (unanimous)||DEEP: 57 Impact||February 18, 2012||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||24–13||Chang Hyun-Kim||Submission (armbar)||Deep: Cage Impact 2011 in Tokyo, 1st Round||October 29, 2011||3||3:19||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||23–13||Katsunori Kikuno||Decision (unanimous)||DREAM: Fight for Japan!||May 29, 2011||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||23–12||Toshikazu Iseno||Submission (flying armbar)||DEEP: 51 Impact||December 11, 2010||2||1:54||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||22–12||Jai Bradney||Submission (armbar)||Nitro MMA 1||August 27, 2010||1||3:40||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Win||21–12||Ganjo Tentsuku||Decision (unanimous)||ASTRA||April 25, 2010||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||20–12||Justin Wilcox||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Evolution||December 19, 2009||3||5:00||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||20–11||Naoyuki Kotani||Submission (leg scissor choke)||ZST.22||November 23, 2009||1||1:37||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||20–10||Ferrid Kheder||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Global: Breakthrough||August 28, 2009||3||5:00||Kansas City, Missouri, United States||Middleweight bout.|
|Loss||19–10||Mitsuhiro Ishida||Decision (unanimous)||DREAM.7||March 8, 2009||2||5:00||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||19–9||Hideo Tokoro||Submission (armbar)||Fields Dynamite!! 2008||December 31, 2008||1||2:23||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||18–9||Carlos Valeri||Submission (flying armbar)||M-1 Challenge 8: USA||October 29, 2008||1||0:26||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Win||17–9||Wim Deputter||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 6: Korea||August 29, 2008||2||5:00||Seoul, South Korea|
|Win||16–9||Andy Ologun||Submission (flying armbar)||DREAM 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round||July 21, 2008||1||3:41||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||15–9||Bogdan Cristea||Decision (unanimous)||M-1 Challenge 5: Japan||July 17, 2008||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||14–9||Jung Bu-Kyung||KO (punch)||DREAM 3: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Second Round||May 11, 2008||2||1:05||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||13–9||Yuri Ivlev||Decision (majority)||M-1 Challenge 2: Russia||April 3, 2008||2||5:00||Saint Petersburg, Russia||Welterweight bout.|
|Win||12–9||A Sol Kwon||Submission (armbar)||HERO'S 2007 in Korea||October 28, 2007||3||3:09||Seoul, South Korea|
|Loss||11–9||Vítor Ribeiro||Technical Submission (kimura)||Cage Rage 19||December 9, 2006||1||3:55||London, England||For the Cage Rage Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||11–8||Seichi Ikemoto||Submission (armbar)||PRIDE Bushido 12||August 26, 2006||1||3:36||Aichi Prefecture, Japan||Return to Lightweight.|
|Win||10–8||Michael Johnson||Submission (kimura)||Cage Rage 16||April 22, 2006||1||2:54||London, England|
|Win||9–8||Hirohide Fujinuma||Submission (armbar)||DEEP: 23 Impact||February 5, 2006||1||0:52||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||8–8||Hidehiko Hasegawa||Decision (unanimous)||DEEP: 22 Impact||December 2, 2005||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan||Return to Welterweight.|
|Loss||8–7||Marcus Aurélio||Decision (unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 6||April 3, 2005||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan||Lightweight debut.|
|Loss||8–6||Jutaro Nakao||TKO (punches)||DEEP: 16th Impact||October 30, 2004||3||3:16||Tokyo, Japan||For the DEEP Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||8–5||Yuji Hoshino||KO (punch)||DEEP: 16th Impact||October 30, 2004||1||4:33||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||7–5||Tetsuya Onose||TKO (punches)||DEEP: 15th Impact||July 3, 2004||1||0:50||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||6–5||Keita Nakamura||Decision (unanimous)||GCM: Demolition 040408||April 8, 2004||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||6–4||Hikaru Sato||Decision (unanimous)||GCM: Demolition 040118||January 18, 2004||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||6–3||Kazuhiro Hanada||Submission (armbar)||GCM: Demolition 030923||September 23, 2003||1||4:21||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–3||Yutaro Miyamoto||TKO (knees to the body)||GCM: Demolition 030629||June 29, 2003||2||0:38||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||4–3||Hidehiko Hasegawa||Decision (unanimous)||GCM: Demolition 030323||March 27, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4–2||Sen Nakadai||Submission (flying armbar)||Cage Force||February 23, 2003||1||2:54||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3–2||Nobuhiro Tsurumaki||Submission (armbar)||GCM: Demolition 030126||January 26, 2003||1||2:06||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||2–2||Dai Moriyama||Decision (unanimous)||DEEP: 7th Impact||December 8, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||2–1||Hitoyo Kimura||Submission (armbar)||DEEP: 7th Impact||December 8, 2002||2||0:50||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||1–1||Yuji Hisamatsu||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Force||October 13, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–0||Shannon Ritch||Submission (reverse armbar)||PRIDE The Best Vol.2||July 20, 2002||1||4:28||Tokyo, Japan||Welterweight debut.|
Submission grappling recordEdit
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