MMA Best Fighter: Takeya Mizugaki
Ranked by Sherdog as the top 10 bantamweight MMA fighter, Takeya Mizugaki makes his way on Fighting Insider's "MMA Best Fighter" list.
Currently ranked by Sherdoog as top 10 Bantamweight fighter, Takeya Mizugaki was born on December 16, 1983. He started his MMA career, competing for Japanese promotions like Shooto and Cage Force. He was the Shooto Rookie of the Year in 2003, and won the Cage Force Bantamweight tournament.
According to his official UFC profile, Takeya Mizugaki started training and competing for MMA when he was in high school. Back then, the sport was really famous in Japan. He was in college while fighting for Shooto and Cage Force. And during that time, he only had part time jobs working at gas station.
Takeya Mizugaki, other than being a notable bantamweight MMA fighter, also holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Kanto Gakuin University.