Fighting style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Stance: Orthodox
Division: Bantamweight
Height: 5' 7"
Reach: 69"
Leg reach: 38.50
Weight: 135 lbs.
Age: 26



Significant Strikes Attempted: 81
Significant Strikes Landed: 44


Takedowns Attempted: 15


In the world of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), the “Road to UFC” Season 1 launched its 2022 cycle offering a rousing platform for budding Asian MMA fighters to showcase their talent. The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) contracts are the highly coveted prizes that these participants vie to attain. The event stands as a battle ground for four divisions—flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight—where eight immensely skilled fighters compete in each group. The intense “win-and-advance” tournament format keeps the adrenaline rushing.

For each weight category, the winner takes home a UFC contract, acknowledging their mettle and sportsmanship in the fighting arena. To keep the event versatile, each tournament bout includes a non-tournament bout, leading to a total of five exciting fights in each event of the series.

In the 2022 cycle, the exhilarating quarterfinal round of the tournament occurred over two consecutive days, June 9th and 10th, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Each day witnessed ten electrifying bouts divided between two five-bout events, generating considerable buzz ahead of the UFC 275 pay-per-view event, scheduled for June 11th.

The fighters, representing the crème de la crème of Asia’s MMA prospects, came from proposed UFC Academies in China, as well as from a host of other countries, including India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. It was a true representation of Asia’s burgeoning MMA talent under one roof.

The next crucial stage of the tournament, the semifinals, took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on October 23rd, 2022, just a day after UFC 281. Thrilling fight-filled nights led up to the climactic final round. These were initially scheduled to happen in Seoul, South Korea on February 4th, 2023, coinciding with UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak. However, plans evolve, and the venue was changed to Las Vegas, Nevada. Despite the change in location, the original date was maintained, heightening the anticipation among fans.

Every tournament has its fair share of ups and downs. “Road to UFC” Season 1 was no exception. Xiao Long, one of the promising contenders, had to withdraw during the fight week due to illness, and no replacement was secured in time. Similarly, Min Woo Kim found himself unable to compete as was overweight by 139.5 lbs, leading to the cancellation of his bout. Kazama advanced to the final in the wake of this development. Patrick Sho Usami also confronted weight cut issues on the day of the weigh-ins. No replacement was found for him either. Despite these setbacks, the tournament held onto its primacy and passion, leading to exhilarating showdowns and the emergence of new UFC stars.

Fight History

Garrett Armfield
Toshiomi Kazama: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 4:16
Sat. Aug 26, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie
Rinya Nakamura
Toshiomi Kazama: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 0:33
Sat. Feb 04, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac


Who Is Toshiomi Kazama On Sherdog?
Toshiomi "Sililent Finisher" Kazama is a mixed martial arts fighter profiled on Sherdog.

Who Would Win In A Fight Between Toshiomi Kazama And Garrett Armfield?
Garrett Armfield would win in a fight against Toshiomi Kazama.

Who Would Win In A Match, Toshiomi Kazama Or Rinya Nakamura?
Rinya Nakamura would win in a match against Toshiomi Kazama.

What Is Toshiomi Kazama's Record?
Toshiomi Kazama's record in UFC is 10 wins and 4 losses with no draws.

"What Is Toshiomi Kazama's Instagram Handle?"
Toshiomi Kazama's Instagram handle is 'k.toshiomibjj'.

What Is The Prediction For The Match Between Toshiomi Kazama And Garrett Armfield?
The prediction for the match between Toshiomi Kazama and Garrett Armfield is that Kazama will catch Armfield in a submission, after a slew of grappling exchanges, and mark his victory in the bantamweight division.

What Are The Highlights Of Toshiomi Kazama's Career?
As a UFC journalist, I'm unable to provide highlights of Toshiomi Kazama's career as there is no specific information available in the context provided.

What Is The Prediction For The Match Between Toshiomi Kazama And Rinya Nakamura?
As a UFC journalist, I'm unable to provide a specific prediction for the match between Toshiomi Kazama and Rinya Nakamura without additional information on their stats, performance, and training.