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Rei Tsuruya

Flyweight Division

9-0-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

4

First Round Finishes

Rei Tsuruya

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Learn more about Rei Tsuruya's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Place of Birth
Japan
Fighting style
MMA
Age
22
Height
66.00
Weight
137.10
Octagon Debut
Feb. 3, 2024
Reach
68.00
Leg reach
36.00
  • Pro since 2021
     
  • Four wins by KO, four by submission (2 RNC, front choke, scarf hold armlock)
     
  • Four first-round finishes

UFC Fight Night (2/3/24) Tsuruya stopped Jiniushiyue via strikes at 4:59 of the first round to win the Road to UFC flyweight tournament

 

Road To UFC, Season 2

8/27/23 (SF) – Tsuruya won a three round unanimous decision over Mark Climaco

5/27/23 (QF) – Tsuruya submitted Ronal Siahaan via scarf hold armlock at 1:19 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? Three years ago, because I wanted to be a UFC champion.

What ranks and titles have you held? Flyweight King of Pancrase

Do you have any heroes? Kid Yamamoto

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? In wrestling, I finished second as a Junior Olympian, and competed in Worlds.

Favorite grappling technique: Twister

Favorite Striking technique: Right hook