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Yusaku Kinoshita biography: 13 things about UFC fighter from Osaka, Japan

Yusaku Kinoshita (木下優作) is a professional mixed martial artist from Osaka, Japan. Here are 13 more things about him:

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  1. He is 6’0″ tall and he competes in the welterweight division.
  2. He is 3 years younger than his brother Kohei Kinoshita, who is a professional wrestler.
  3. In 2006, he started training karate.
  4. In 2017, he defeated four amateur MMA opponents namely Ichiki Tanaka, Naoki Oda, Yoshinobu Kitano and Takuya Takahashi.
  5. On May 13, 2018, he submitted Angelo Ferre via armbar at the Japanese Mixed Martial Arts Federation event “JMMAF Kansai 22” in Osaka, which was his last amateur MMA fight.
  6. On November 29, 2020, he made his professional MMA debut at a joint event of Deep and Pancrase in Osaka where he submitted Yuta Amifuji via rear-naked choke.
  7. On April 4, 2021, he defeated Ibuki Shimada via technical knockout via punches at the Deep event “Osaka Impact 2021in Osaka.
  8. On July 18, 2021, he defeated Yuya Nakamura via technical knockout via punch at a Pancrase event in Osaka.
  9. On September 12, 2021, he submitted Kenta Takagi via guillotine choke at the Pancrase event “323” in Tokyo, Japan.
  10. On November 28, 2021, he lost to Ryuichiro Sumimura via disqualification due to fence grabbing at the Rizin Fighting Federation event “Trigger 1st” in Kobe, Hyogo Japan.
  11. On April 29, 2022, he knocked out Akihiro Murayama via flying knee at the Pancrase event “327” in Tokyo.
  12. On August 30, 2022, he defeated Jose Henrique Souza via technical knockout via punches at “Dana White’s Contender Series 2022” Week 6 in Enterprise, Nevada, United States.
  13. He was 22 years old when he made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut on February 4, 2023 at “UFC Vegas 68” in Enterprise where he lost to Adam Fugitt via technical knockout via elbows, which downgraded his professional MMA record to 6 wins and 2 losses.
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