Yuichiro Nagashima

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Nagashima.
Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima
Born Nagashima Yūichirō
(1984-07-02) July 2, 1984 (age 34)
Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
Native name 長島☆自演乙☆雄一郎
Other names Jienotsu (short for Jisaku-Jien Otsukaresan [1])
Nationality Japan Japanese
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 70.0 kg (154.3 lb; 11.02 st)
Division Middleweight
Style Nippon Kempo, Karate, Kickboxing
Team Sakigake Juku
Rank      2nd dan black belt in Nippon Kempo
Years active 5 (2005-present)
Kickboxing record
Total 26
Wins 18
By knockout 12
Losses 8
By knockout 4
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 4
By knockout 3
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By submission 1
Other information
University University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences
Notable relatives Kengo Nagashima, brother
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: November 15, 2013

Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima (長島☆自演乙☆雄一郎 Nagashima Jien'otsu Yūichirō?, born July 2, 1984) is a Japanese welterweight kickboxer, and a cosplayer, fighting out of Nishinomiya, Hyogo, currently competing at K-1. His rank is 2nd dan black belt in Nippon Kempo.


Yuichiro Nagashima was born in 1984 in the city of Nishinomiya, Hyogo. He started learning judo when he was an elementary school. He continued training Judo until the graduation of junior high school. He decided to be a professional fighter when he was at the 3rd year of junior high school because he watched Andy Hug on television. Moreover, Nagashima swore to entertain the audience. During his high school life, he practiced full contact karate, but he attended training only once or twice a week.


Nagashima joined the team of Nippon Kempo and started training seriously when he was matriculated in University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences. In addition, Nagashima started participating professional mixed martial arts bouts. He also started cosplaying anime characters during his entrance to the ring.


Since 2007, Nagashima shifted his workplace to kickboxing, and he became known as "Otaku kickboxer" because of his entrance show before the bouts. He won ten consecutive victories, and won the vacant title of NJKF at Super welterweight on December 9, 2008. This was the first time for NJKF that the kickboxer who is not the member of NJKF wins the title of NJKF (Sakigake juku is not member of NJKF).

On January 25, 2009, he was chosen and awarded 2008 Outstanding Performance Award by NJKF, and also given 3 more awards certified combat sports medias.[2]


After winning the title, Nagashima was offered by K-1. He participated K-1 World MAX 2009 Japan Tournament on February 23, 2009, and he knocked out Hayato at 2R at the quarterfinal, but he was beaten by Yuya Yamamoto and lost by TKO because of being cut at the semifinal.

After the Japanese tournament, Nagashima was offered to fight against Albert Kraus from Netherlands on April 21. They engaged in a heated war of words before the bout where Kraus said "he seems to be a gay". The fight ended in Nagashima losing by knockout in round one. On October 26, Nagashima was offered to fight against Xu Yan from China. Although he trained at Masato's gym, he was knocked out at round one. In December, he was awarded the 2009 Walkout of the Year by Inside MMA of HDNet.[3]

On March 27, 2010, Nagashima participated to K-1 World Max 2010 Japan tournament. He won the tournament with 3 consecutive knock outs. Although he wanted to defend his NJKF title after this tournament, he returned his title as on 1 April because he was going to participate the world tournament and it was hard to arrange his schedule for defending title.[4]

On December 31, 2010, Nagashima took part in a "mixed rules" bout against judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Shinya Aoki at Dynamite!! 2010, the annual New Year's Eve fight festival. One round was to be held under kickboxing rules and the other under mixed martial arts rules. A coin toss decided that the kickboxing round was to commense first. Aoki took advantage of the fact that he only had to survive through a single three-minute round of kickboxing and thus threw pointless attacks like flying dropkicks and rolling heel kicks while holding onto the ring ropes in order to run the clock down. As the second round began, and Aoki now in his element under MMA rules, he dropped immediately for a double leg takedown, while Nagashima launched a flying knee square into Aoki's jaw. The blow instantly knocked out Aoki, after which Nagashima followed up with a number of hammerfists on the supine Aoki. The referee stepped in and stopped the fight four seconds into the period.[5]

He faced Henri van Opstal at REBELS 13 in Tokyo on October 28, 2012 with a place at the Shoot Boxing World Tournament 2012 on the line. He lost via unanimous decision (30-29, 30-29, 29-28).[6][7][8]

He lost a one-sided unanimous decision to Robin van Roosmalen at Glory 4: Tokyo - 2012 Heavyweight Grand Slam in Saitama, Japan on December 31, 2012 after being dropped in round one.[9][10][11]

He lost to Yoshihiro Sato by unanimous decision at Hoost Cup: Kings in Nagoya, Japan on June 16, 2013.[12][13][14][15]

Nagashima stopped a three-fight skid when he beat Hiroki Shishido by unanimous decision at Shoot Boxing Battle Summit Ground Zero Tokyo 2013 in Tokyo, Japan on November 15, 2013.[16][17]

Professional wrestling

On March 6, 2011, Nagashima appeared in the puroresu promotion Pro Wrestling ZERO1 to challenge fellow rookie Daichi Hashimoto, who was scheduled to face Masahiro Chono, and said that he had also made his debut in wrestling and soon would be Daichi's rival. Nagashima began training in the ZERO1 dojo under Shinjiro Otani, who was also Hashimoto's trainer. Although Daichi was the original target to Yuichiro, veteran wrestler Kohei Sato offered to wrestle Nagashima first, so Yuichiro had his debut on May 5 at the Korakuen Hall against him, with th Otaku Kickboxer winning the bout. The match was highly praised and some said that Yuichiro's skill was such that he seemed to have years of experience. Later, on June 14, Yuichiro had his first match against Daichi, teaming with former yokozuna and K-1 fighter Akebono to defeat Hashimoto & Otani. Two months after, Nagashima teamed up with Hashimoto and Otani to defeat Ryoji Sai, KAMIKAZE & Munenori Sawa.

After their last meeting, Nagashima announced his intention to face Masahiro Chono, who had wrestled against Hashimoto. Chono agreed and the match was held in Inoki Genome Federation, with Nagashima in the losing side. Thereafter, Yuichiro began competing actively for IGF, achieving significant victories over Munenori Sawa and Bob Sapp. Upon his return to ZERO1, Nagashima came in a feud with Fujita Hayato, being defeated by Fujita in a singles match. This was his final match of the year, as Nagashima returned to kickboxing shortly after.

In 2013, Nagashima made a return to pro wrestling in IGF, beating Black Tiger in two consecutive matches.

In wrestling



  • 2008 Outstanding Performance Award (NJKF, January 25, 2009)
  • 2008 Kakutogi Tsushin Award (NJKF, January 25, 2009)
  • 2008 Fullcontact KARATE Award (NJKF, January 25, 2009)
  • 2008 BoutReview Award (NJKF, January 25, 2009)
  • 2009 Walkout of the Year (Inside MMA of HDNet, December 2009)

Fight record

Professional Kickboxing record

Mixed rules record

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1-1 Katsunori Kikuno TKO (Punches) Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 December 31, 2011 2 2:34 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Win 1–0 Shinya Aoki KO (Flying Knee) Dynamite!! 2010 December 31, 2010 2 0:04 Chūō-ku, Saitama City, Japan

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

Mixed martial arts record

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 4-3 Andy Souwer KO (punches) Rizin Fighting Federation 2 December 31, 2015 1 5:28 Saitama, Japan
Loss 4-2 Hiroshi Shiba Decision (Unanimous) Real Rhythm: 5th Stage November 18, 2006 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 4-1 Hiromu Nagado KO (Punch) Pancrase: Blow 8 October 1, 2006 1 0:12 Osaka, Japan
Win 3-1 Yusuke Kagiyama KO (Punches) Real Rhythm: 4th Stage July 30, 2006 1 3:45 Osaka, Japan
Win 2-1 Tsuneo Kimura TKO (Punches) Double R: 3rd Stage April 29, 2006 1 0:41 Osaka, Japan
Win 1-1 Tsuyoshi Ono TKO (Punches) Double R: 3rd Stage April 29, 2006 1 0:37 Osaka, Japan
Loss 0-1 Satoru Takadaya Submission (Armbar) Powergate 2: War Cry Of Soul August 27, 2005 1 1:59 Osaka, Japan

Characters cosplayed at the public events

Date (Y/M/D) Name Title Event
2007-10-13 Haruhi Suzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya MARS
2008-06-08 Haruhi Suzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya NJKF
2009-10-26 Haruhi Suzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya K-1 World MAX 2009 World Championship Tournament Final
2007-12-09 Mikuru Asahina The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya MARS
2008-02-11 Konata Izumi Lucky Star MARS
2008-09-27 Rena Ryūgū Higurashi no Naku Koro ni NJKF
2008-11-09 Miku Hatsune Vocaloid NJKF
2008-12-22 Takakazu Abe Kuso Miso Technique DEEP
2009-01-14 Vita Yagami Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's K-1 Draw
2009-01-25 Index Toaru Majutsu no Index NJKF 2008 Award Ceremony
2009-02-22 Ai Enma Hell Girl K-1 Press Conference
2009-02-23 Ranka Lee Macross Frontier K-1 World MAX 2009 Japan Tournament
2009-04-04 Ranka Lee Macross Frontier All Star Thanksgiving Festival
2009-04-04 Komugi Nakahara Nurse Witch Komugi All Star Thanksgiving Festival
2009-04-08 Shana Shakugan no Shana Public training
2009-04-20 Haruko Momoi (Real person) K-1 Press Conference
2009-04-21 Nogizaka Haruka Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu K-1 World MAX 2009 World Championship Tournament Final 16
2009-06-11 Alicia Florence ARIA DEEP KICK Press Conference
2009-07-05 Kamina Gurren Lagann DEEP KICK
2009-09-15 Suigintou Rozen Maiden K-1 Press Conference
2010-02-19 Hitagi Senjōgahara Bakemonogatari K-1 Draw
2010-03-26 Kurimu Sakurano Seitokai no Ichizon K-1 Press Conference
2010-03-27 Reimu Hakurei Touhou Project K-1 World MAX 2010 -70kg Japan Tournament Quarterfinal
2010-03-27 Eirin Yagokoro Touhou Project K-1 Semifinal
2010-03-27 Marisa Kirisame Touhou Project K-1 Final
2010-03-28 Marisa Kirisame Touhou Project K-1 Press Conference
2010-07-05 Sachiel Neon Genesis Evangelion K-1 World MAX 2010 -70kg Tournament Final 16 -63kg Japan Tournament Final
2010-10-04 Saber Fate/stay night K-1 World MAX Final 8 Draw
2010-12-31 Kokoro Akechi Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dynamite!! 2010
2011-09-25 Shirai Kuroko To Aru Kagaku no Railgun K-1 World MAX 2011 –70 kg Japan Tournament Final
2011-12-31 Emi Sendou Cardfight!! Vanguard Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011

See also


  1. Yuichiro 'Jienotsu' Nagashima entrance entrata K 1 WORLD MAX - YouTube
  2. 大和哲也が08年最優秀選手賞。長島が4賞獲得 Tetsuya Yamato is 08 MVP. Nagashima wins 4 awards. BoutReview.com Retrieved 2010-07-05
  3. HDNet Original Programming - Transcripts Episode 349 www.hdnet.ca Retrieved 2010-04-04
  4. 長島選手がスーパーウェルター級王座返上。後楽園で王座決定戦! www.njkf.info Retrieved 2010-04-04.(Japanese)
  5. "Jienotsu" Shocks Aoki, Ishii Underwhelms in K-1-MMA Crossover
  6. Shootboxing S-Cup 2012: Andy Souwer, Joachim Hansen Among Participants
  7. Japanese kickboxing scene: October preview
  8. REBELS.13 Results: van Opstal Wins, Completes S-Cup Field
  9. Yuta Kubo, Yuichiro Nagashima Fighting At GLORY 4 Tokyo, December 2
  10. Robin van Roosmalen vs. Yuichiro Nagashima, Jerome Le Banner vs. Koichi Pettas added to DREAM 18/GLORY 4 on NYE
  11. DREAM 18 / GLORY 4 Tokyo Live Results
  12. Japanese Scene Weekly Recap: April 14th - 21st
  13. Japanese Kickboxing Scene: June Preview
  14. Saenchai Wins Kickboxing Debut in Japan, Considering Move to K-1
  15. Saenchai Wins at the Hoost Cup - Will He Go to K-1?
  16. Hiroaki Suzuki Wins 2013 65kg Shoot Boxing S-Cup
  17. 鈴木博昭、S-cup 65kg日本トーナメント優勝:11.16 両国
  18. Pronounced as "double R".
  19. 2006年度 西日本学生拳法連盟主催・後援 試合結果 nipponkempo05.hp.infoseek.co.jp Retrieved 2010-04-04.(Japanese)
  20. Nippon Kempo was a demonstration sport only for 2006, so only people live in Hyogo were allowed to participate.
  21. のじぎく兵庫国体 デモスポ行事 日本拳法試合結果 www.japan-sports.or.jp Retrieved 2010-04-04.(Japanese)

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