Tatsuya “Crusher” Kawajiri's Professional MMA debut
Kawajiri made his professional debut against Takumi Nakayama on April 12, 2000, fighting on the main card of Shooto: R.E.A.D. 4.
He lost his first MMA fight, losing to Takumi Nakayama who carried a 0-0-0 professional MMA record into the fight.
Tatsuya Kawajiri lost to Takumi Nakayama by Submission at 2:44 of Round 1.
Tatsuya “Crusher” Kawajiri's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
Kawajiri made his debut in the UFC against Sean Soriano on January 4, 2014, fighting on the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim having compiled a 32-7-2 professional MMA record.
Tatsuya Kawajiri beat Sean Soriano by Submission at 0:50 of Round 2.
Since his debut, Kawajiri has gone on to fight a total of 6 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 3-3-0.
The first man to defeat Sean Soriano
Kawajiri defeated the previously unbeaten Sean Soriano on January 4, 2014, at UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim. Sean Soriano came into the fight with a 8-0-0 record. Kawajiri was a -120 betting even going into the fight. Tatsuya Kawajiri beat Sean Soriano by Submission at 0:50 of Round 2.
Outside the UFC
After his UFC stint, Kawajiri took his next fight at on April 3, 2016, fighting against Tomohiro Yamazaki on the main card of DEEP Hachioji Chojin Matsuri 2016.
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs Tomohiro Yamazaki ended in draw by Decision at 5:00 of Round 1.
Return to Ultimate Fighting Championship
After 1 fights outside of the promotion, Kawajiri returned to the UFC on August 6, 2016, fighting against Cub Swanson on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 92: Caceres vs. Rodriguez.
At the time of his UFC return, his professional MMA record stood at 35-9-2
Tatsuya Kawajiri lost to Cub Swanson by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.
When was Tatsuya Kawajiri's last win?
Kawajiri's last win came against Ali Abdulkhalikov at RIZIN 17 on Sunday July 28, 2019. Tatsuya Kawajiri beat Ali Abdulkhalikov by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.