Yōsuke Nishijima

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Yōsuke Nishijima
Born (1973-05-15) May 15, 1973 (age 46)
Saitama, Japan
Other namesYosukezan
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st)
TeamTakada Dojo
Professional boxing record
By knockout15
By knockout1
Kickboxing record
By knockout1
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission3
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Yōsuke "Yōsukezan" Nishijima (西島 洋介, Nishijima Yōsuke, born May 15, 1973) is a Japanese professional boxer who has also competed in kickboxing and mixed martial arts.


Debuting as a professional boxer on March 26, 1992 Nishijima compiled a 24–2–1 record, and over the course of his career, won the WBO NABO cruiserweight title, the OPBF cruiserweight title and the World Boxing Federation Cruiserweight title, his last boxing bout, a two-round TKO loss to Cecil McKenzie in a California State Cruiserweight title fight, took place on July 10, 2003.

On February 26, 2006 Nishijima debuted in mixed martial arts, at PRIDE 31, taking on Mark Hunt and losing by KO.

Currently Nishijima's record in mixed martial arts is 0–5 with most recent loss to Melvin Manhoef by TKO, took place on December 31, 2007 at K-1 PREMIUM 2007 Dynamite!!.

In 2009 Nishijima competed in two K-1 style kickboxing bouts, he lost to Peter Aerts by KO due to a right leg kick on August 11, 2009 at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Tokyo Final 16 Qualifying GP. On New Year's Eve 2009 he fought another K-1 style kickboxing bout when he took on Ray Sefo at Dynamite!! 2009 and lost by unanimous decision. He was not allowed to kick during this match, as he was wearing boxing shoes, which ended up giving him a large disadvantage against the Samoan, his kickboxing record is currently 0–2.

In his retirement match, Nishijima defeated Bob Sapp under kickboxing rules at Legend 4 in Kumamoto, Japan on November 17, 2013, although he was not allowed to kick as he chose to wear boxing shoes, he dropped Sapp with a body shot. Sapp stood back up but he finished the business with body shots followed by couple of right hooks.[1][2]

Professional boxing record[edit]

24 Wins (15 knockouts, 8 decisions, 1 Disqualification), 2 Losses (1 knockouts, 1 decisions), 1 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd. Date Location Notes
Loss 24–2-1 United States Cecil McKenzie TKO 2 (10) 10 July 2003 United States HP Pavilion, San Jose, California California State Cruiserweight Title, Nishijima down twice in the 2nd
Win 24–1-1 Cuba Miguel Aquila DQ 4 29 March 2002 United States Radisson Hotel, Sacramento, California
Draw 23–1-1 United States Darren Whitley Draw 6 (6) 30 November 2001 United States Hilton Hotel, Reno, Nevada
Win 22–1 United States Anthony Moore SD 8 (8) 13 September 1999 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 21–1 United States Ken Hulsey KO 2 (6) 26 July 1999 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 20–1 United States Ulysses Boulware KO 5 (6) 21 June 1999 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 19–1 United States Aljenon DeBose KO 6 22 March 1999 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 18–1 Mexico Eduardo Ayala PTS 10 (10) 19 March 1998 United States Carson, California
Win 17–1 United States Brian LaSpada UD 12 (12) 11 July 1997 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada World Boxing Federation cruiserweight title, LaSpada down in the sixth.
Win 16–1 Pakistan Hussain Shah TKO 9 07 December, 1996 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 15–1 Australia Peter Kinsella TKO 3 (12) 05 October, 1996 Japan Kyoto, Japan vacant OPBF cruiserweight title
Win 14–1 United States Todd McPhee TKO 3 15 July 1996 United States Laughlin, Nevada
Win 13–1 Mexico Leonardo Aguilar UD 12 (12) 09 October, 1995 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California WBO NABO cruiserweight title
Win 12–1 United States Krishna Wainwright KO 9 07 September, 1995 Japan Yokohama, Japan
Win 11–1 United States Gary Butler KO 8 27 May 1995 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–1 United States John Kiser SD 12 (12) 19 February 1995 United States Burbank, California WBO NABO cruiserweight title
Win 9–1 United States Keith McMurray PTS 10 (10) 20 December 1994 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–1 United States Andre Sherrod KO 5 17 October 1994 Japan Osaka, Japan
Win 7–1 United States Kennedy McCullough PTS 6 (6) 21 July 1994 United States Irvine, California
Win 6–1 United States Jeon Griffin KO 5 07 March, 1994 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–1 Mexico David Mendez TKO 4 15 November 1993 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Loss 4–1 United States Ken Milligan MD 4 (4) 05 October, 1993 United States Riviera, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 4–0 Jamaica Derrick Edwards KO 3 (4) 03 August, 1993 United States Riviera, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 3–0 Tim Thomas KO 5 18 March 1993 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–0 Japan Public Akihiko KO 3 29 October 1992 Japan Saitama, Japan
Win 1–0 Ron Smith KO 3 28 March 1992 Japan Tokyo, Japan Pro debut

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0-5 Melvin Manhoef TKO (punches) K-1 Premium 2007 Dynamite!! December 31, 2007 1 1:49 Osaka, Japan
Loss 0-4 Phil Baroni Technical Submission (kimura) PRIDE 32: The Real Deal October 21, 2006 1 3:20 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 0-3 Evangelista Santos Submission (rear-naked choke) PRIDE FC: Final Conflict Absolute September 10, 2006 1 3:24 Saitama, Japan Middleweight (200 lbs) debut.
Loss 0-2 Hidehiko Yoshida Submission (triangle choke) PRIDE FC: Total Elimination Absolute May 5, 2006 1 2:33 Osaka, Japan
Loss 0-1 Mark Hunt KO (punch) PRIDE 31: Dreamers February 26, 2006 3 1:18 Saitama, Japan


  1. ^ "Nishijima meets Bob Sapp in Retirement Match with Legend kickboxing promotion". Global-mma.com. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  2. ^ "LEGEND 4 – 11/17/2013: Nishijima retires after KO victory over Sapp". ADCC NEWS. Retrieved 2016-02-05.

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