|Summary:||Good puncher, aggressive fighter, good leg submissions|
|Fights Out Of:||Kanagawa Japan|
|Height:||5' 8" ( 172 cm )|
|Weight:||155 lb ( 70 kg )|
||21||4||2||7||R3 Decision - Unanimous|
PRIDE Bushido 9: The TournamentSep 25, 2005
TRAINING: I have been practicing a lot of grappling
When and why did you start training for fighting? My brother, Hiroki Kotani, is a fighter and he taught me MMA techniques. I my career in 2000, when I was 17.
What ranks and titles have you held? Amateur champion in Rings, judo black belt
Do you have any heroes? I like WWE pro wrestling, so my hero is Shawn Michaels. I like Ken Shamrock too.
What is your favorite technique? I like punching techniques. My kickboxing teacher is Riki Onodera, who has taught Rumina Sato and Ryo Chonan.
• Pro since 2000
• 25 wins by submission (armbar 10, guillotine 1, heel hook 4, leg scissor choke 1, Achilles lock 1, rear naked 2, toe hold 1, triangle choke 1, triangle armbar 1, kneebar 1, kimura 2), five by knockout
• Loss to Parke snapped 13 fight winning streak
• 16-3-2 between UFC bouts
• Last pre-Parke loss was to Jorge Masvidal via decision in 2010