The best Japanese mixed martial artists have found major success all over the world. Top fighters have made their appearance in UFC as the top promotion known for having the best MMA fighters in the industry. Every major fighter from Japan will have their own path to take with countless other promotions giving them a platform to get started.
Some of the greatest fighters born in Japan include talents like Kazushi Sakuraba, Takanori Gomi, and Tatsuya Kawajiri, and all have created their own legacies. The popularity of MMA has grown in recent decades to inspire more fighters hoping to make the jump to the UFC. Expect many more talented Japanese fighters to achieve success in the future as they follow these talents as the next generation.
But which of these top MMA fighters from Japan deserve to have the highest rank? Vote up for the best fighters to help decide the best fighter to ever come from Japan!
Weight class: Welterweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Openweight
Fighting style: Catchwrestling250Is this fighter great?
Weight class: Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight
Fighting style: Shootfighting, Boxing, Wrestling192Is this fighter great?
Weight class: Middleweight, Welterweight
Fighting style: Judo, Gaidojutsu142Is this fighter great?
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Weight class: Bantamweight, Featherweight, Lightweight
Fighting style: Kickboxing, Wrestling, Shootfighting122Is this fighter great?