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#13 Flyweight Division

Tatsuro Taira

Flyweight Division

15-0-0 (W-L-D)

4

Wins by Knockout

7

Wins by Submission

8

First Round Finishes

Tatsuro Taira

athlete record

Info

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

Place of Birth
Japan
Age
24
Height
67.00
Weight
125.50
Octagon Debut
Apr. 30, 2022
Reach
70.00
Leg reach
38.00
  • Pro since 2018
     
  • Four wins by KO, seven by submission (2 RNC, 2 triangle, guillotine, armbar, triangle armbar)
     
  • Eight first-round finishes
     
  • Holds 61 second submission win over WEC veteran Yoshiro Maeda in March 2021
     
  • 12th youngest fighter on current UFC roster

UFC Fight Night (12/9/23) Taira stopped Carlos Hernandez via strikes at :55 of the second round 

UFC 290 (7/8/23) Taira won a three round unanimous decision over Edgar Chairez 

UFC Fight Night (2/4/23) Taira submitted Jesus Aguilar via triangle armbar at 4:20 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (10/15/22) Taira submitted CJ Vergara via armbar at 4:19 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (5/14/22) Taira won a three round unanimous decision over Carlos Candelario

When and why did you start training for fighting? At age 15, I went to an MMA gym because my older brother was training.

What ranks and titles have you held? Shooto Flyweight Championship

Do you have any heroes? My grandfather. He has a big heart and is gentle like Okinawa's ocean.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To me, the UFC is like a big mountain. I want to climb a big mountain to the top and see the scenery from the top of the mountain. UFC is that big mountain to me.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I started college, but I quit to become a pro fighter.

What was your job before you started fighting? College student and part-time delivery driver.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I have a 10-0 record in Shooto amateur competition.

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite Striking technique: Middle kick