Stance: Southpaw
Division: Welterweight
Height: 6' 0"
Reach: 71"
Weight: 170 lbs.


Yusaku Kinoshita is a Japanese professional mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is known for his aggressive style and for being one of the most dynamic fighters in the organization.

Kinoshita began training in MMA when he was 15 years old. He began by studying Muay Thai, then transitioned to Brazilian jiu-jitsu and eventually studied Judo as well. At 18, he entered his first amateur competition, which he won. After that success, he turned pro and competed in several promotions throughout Japan before joining the UFC in 2018.

In his first fight with UFC, Kinoshita faced Damien Brown on November 24th 2018 at UFC Fight Night 142: Dos Santos vs Tuivasa. Despite being the clear underdog going into this matchup against an experienced veteran like Brown, Kinoshita displayed grit and determination throughout all three rounds to win via unanimous decision after three rounds of exciting action. This impressive performance earned him a ‘Performance of The Night’ bonus from UFC officials as well as recognition among fans around the world who were impressed by his skillset and character inside of the octagon during this match up with Brown .
Since that bout against Brown , Kinoshita has faced some tough opponents including Charles Oliveira , Justin Gaethje , Aleksei Oleinik and Antonio Carlos Junior . Unfortunately for Yusaku , despite putting up brave performances each time out , these opponents have gotten their hands raised every time . Nevertheless , Yusaku has accumulated valuable experience during each fight which will undoubtedly help him grow even further as an MMA fighter down the line .

Kinoshiota’s main goal now is to become one of Japan’s top fighters within both UFC & Pride FC organizations one day soon – something that many feel might be achievable due to his potential & dedication within martial arts thus far . With more wins under his belt & ever increasing awareness amongst combat sports fans worldwide due to consistent improvements both technically & mentally inside Octagon – it wouldn’t come too much surprise if we see Yusuke Kinosiota make history sooner rather than later gracing center stage with faces such as Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor McGregor!

Fight History

Billy Goff
Yusaku Kinoshita: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 3:49
Sat. Aug 26, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie
Adam Fugitt
Yusaku Kinoshita: Defeated
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 4:36
Sat. Feb 04, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivac


Yusaku Kinoshita Record?
UFC fighter Yusaku Kinoshita has a professional record of 6 wins and 3 losses with no draws.

Yusaku Kinoshita Vs Adam Fugitt?
Adam Fugitt triumphed over Yusaku Kinoshita in the first round by utilizing a winning strategy of elbow strikes.

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Yusaku Kinoshita Highlights?
"Yusaku Kinoshita delivered an impressive performance, culminating in a stunning TKO, during the last fight of the evening at Dana White's Contender Series."