Yuki Nakai Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Yuki Nakai?
Yuki Nakai is a retired Japanese Mixed Martial Artist, grappler and shoot fighter who competed in the early days of the sport. Yuki Nakai holds Black Belts in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the latter being given to him by Carlos Gracie Jr. Yuki Nakai also holds the rank of A-Class Shootist.
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Yuki Nakai is now the president of the Japanese Confederation of Jiu-Jitsu.
Yuki Nakai started training in martial arts when he was in high school. When Yuki Nakai was attending Hokkaido Sapporo North high school, he started to train in amatuer wrestling and Judo, originally wanting to eventually become a professional wrestler.
After graduating from High School, Yuki Nakai entered Hokkaido University where he joined the school's Judo club and began training under renowned Kodokan master Kanae Hirata. In his final year of university, Yuki Nakai was already a black belt in the art and competed at the Nanatei kosen judo championship, leading his university to the victory in 1992.
That year Yuki Nakai also joined the amateur division of Shooto, a popular mixed martial arts promotion at the time. There, Yuki Nakai began to train under Satoru Sayama in shoot wrestling at the Super Tiger Gym.
After finishing university, Yuki Nakai graduated to the professional ranks in Shooto.
From there Yuki Nakai would compete in the professional ranks of Shooto, as well as in Vale Tudo Japan.
Eventually after retiring from MMA he would begin to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from fellow Japanese MMA fighter Enson Inoue after Yuki Nakai lost to Rickson Gracie. Yuki Nakai also says that seeing Noboru Asahi's loss to Royler Gracie in 1996 inspired him to train in the art.
In 1995 Yuki Nakai would begin to compete in grappling matches to this day.
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How Old is Yuki Nakai?
Yuki Nakai was born on August 18, 1970 in Hamamasu village, Hokkaidō, Japan. This makes Yuki Nakai 51 years old at the time of writing.
Yuki Nakai’s Family
There is not much information available about Yuki Nakai’s family
Yuki Nakai’s Lineage
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Yuki Nakai
How Much is Yuki Nakai Worth?
There is no widely available information on Yuki Nakai’s net worth.
How Tall is Yuki Nakai?
Yuki Nakai stands at 5 foot 7 inches tall or 1.70 meters tall.
What is Yuki Nakai’s Reach?
Yuki Nakai’s reach is currently unknown.
How Much Does Yuki Nakai Weigh?
Yuki Nakai competed in the 154 pound / 70 kilogram weight class.
Yuki Nakai’s Fight List
Yuki Nakai's professional fight list starts in the 90s with Shooto. Yuki Nakai made his professional debut in a shooto event on April 26, 1993 against Hiroki Noritsugi, which Yuki Nakai won in the first minute via a kimura submission.
He would then compete in Shooto for his next two fights, winning his second against Masakazu Kuramochi and losing his third to Noboru Asahi.
Yuki Nakai then made his first professional match outside of Shooto on February 23, 1994 at Seishinkaikan against Jun Kikawada. Yuki Nakai won the match but it seems like it may have been deemed a no contest. The two would face off again just a few weeks later at a Shooto event, Shooto - New Stage Battle of Wrestling on March 11, 1994.
This time Yuki Nakai would win again via a heel hook in the first round. Yuki Nakai then competed again just two months later at another Shooto event where he would defeat Kyuhei Ueno via a triangle choke in the 5th round.
Yuki Nakai would take his next fight at Shooto - Vale Tudo Access against Arthur Cathiard in a fight that would end in a draw. Yuki Nakai would then compete at the next two Shooto - Vale Tudo Access events and defeat Kazuhiro Kusayanagi and Hiraoki Matsutani respectively.
The last time that Yuki Nakai would compete in MMA was at the Vale Tudo Japan 1995 tournament. Yuki Nakai would win his first two matches against Gerard Gordeau and Craig Pittman both by submission. He would however lose in the finals to the legendary Rickson Gracie via a rear naked choke in the first round.
Yuki Nakai would then go on to retire from MMA and compete exclusively in grappling matches for various promotions. He would make his grappling match debut at Shooto: Vale Tudo Perception in a losing effort against Jean Jacques Machado.
In his next match Yuki Nakai would go to a draw with Kazuya Abe at KP X WK: Koppo vs. Keisyukai.
Yuki Nakai would then compete at Daido-Juku THE WARS IV and V where he would beat Masato Fujiwara and Tsutomu Fujimoto at each respective event by points. Yuki Nakai would then lose to Vitor Riberio at Vale Tudo Japan '99 via points.
Yuki Nakai would then compete again in 2002 at Professional Jiu GI um Ground Impact against Leonardo Vieira, losing by rear naked choke.
Yuki Nakai would then compete at Professional Jiu Ground Impact 02 where he would lose to Alexandre “Soca” Freitas by points.
At Professional Jiu Ground Impact 03, Yuki Nakai would beat Albert Crane by points. He would then compete at Professional Jiu Ground Impact 04 losing to his opponent by points.
At Professional Jiu DESAFIO 02 Yuki Nakai would lose to Mario Reis by points.
Yuki Nakai would then face Ricardo de la Riva for his next two grappling matches. In the first Yuki Nakai would win by points and the second fight would be declared a draw.
Most recently, Yuki Nakai competed at Rizin 21 – Hamamatsuin 2020 against Roberto de Souza after a seven year lay off from competing. Yuki Nakai would lose the match via triangle choke in the first round.
Who Did Yuki Nakai Lose to?
In MMA, Yuki Nakai to Noboru Asahi in his third fight and Rickson Gracie in his last fight.
In Submission Grappling matches, Yuki Nakai lost to, in order, Jean-Jacques Machado, Vítor Ribeiro, Leonardo Vieira, Alexandre “Soca” Freitas, Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa, Mario Reis, Roberto de Souza
What is Yuki Nakai’s Record?
In professional MMA, Yuki Nakai had a total of 12 matches with 9 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
In Submission grappling Yuki Nakai has a total of 13 matches with 4 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws.
This gives Yuki Nakai a total record of 25 matches with 13 wins, 9 losses and 3 draws.
That means that Yuki Nakai has a total win rate of 52 percent.
What Titles Has Yuki Nakai Held?
Yuki Nakai is a former Shooto Welterweight champion in MMA. He is also an A-Class Shootist
Has Yuki Nakai Had Any Serious Injuries?
In the first round of the Vale Tudo Japan 1995, Yuki Nakai suffered a massive eye injury but still managed to win the match and the one after that before losing in the finals to Rickson Gracie.
Is Yuki Nakai Retired?
Yuki Nakai retired from MMA competition all the way back in 1995 but he has competed in grappling matches as late as 2020.
He is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Shoot Wrestling coach and the president of the Japanese Confederation of Jiu-Jitsu.
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