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Hidehiko Yoshida was born on September 3, 1969 in Japan. He stands 5'11 and weights in at 225lbs. Yoshida is a black belt in Judo and is considered a legend in Japan. For some reason or another Yoshida has problems when fighting Brazilian fighters like Vanderlei Silva and Royce Gracie. He has a winning record of 7-4-1.

Fighting History:
Loss- James Thompson TKO (Strikes) PRIDE Shockwave 2006 12/31/2006
Loss-Mirko Filipovic Verbal Submission PRIDE-Critical Coutdown Absolute 7/1/2006
Win-Yosuke Nishijima Submission PRIDE-Total Elimination Absolute 5/5/2006
Win-Naoya Ogawa Submission PRIDE-Shockwave 2005 12/31/2005
Win-David Abbott Submission PRIDE-Final Conflict 2005 8/28/2005
Loss-Wanderlei Silva Decision PRIDE-Total Elimination 2005 4/23/2005
Loss-Rulon Gardner Decision PRIDE-Shockwave 2004 12/31/2004
Win-Mark Hunt Submission PRIDE-Critical Countdown 2004 6/20/2004
Draw-Royce Gracie Draw PRIDE-Shockwave 2003 12/31/2003
Loss-Wanderlei Silva Decision PRIDE-Final Conflict 2003 11/9/2003
Win-Kiyoshi Tamura Submission PRIDE-Total Elimination 2003 8/10/2003
Win-Masaaki Satake Submission Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2002-K-1 vs. Inoki 12/31/2002
Win-Don Frye Submission PRIDE 23-Championship Chaos 2 11/24/2002

Sidenote:
-Won the Gold Medal for Judo(78kg class) at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics
-Has never lost due to KO or a submission hold
-Won the World Judo Championship(90kg class) in 1999
 

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The Thompson fight was a tough one. I really didn't expect James Thompson to be such a damn good fighter, but he really impressed me.
 
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