Hidehiko Yoshida to retire with final bout 4/25

Monday, February 08, 2010

1992 Olympic judo gold medalist Hidehiko Yoshida’s MMA career will come to an end on April 25 at “ASTRA” at the Nippon Budokan in Japan, an event through J-ROCK, the management company of Yoshida Dojo.

J-ROCK was instrumental in helping start World Victory Road’s Sengoku promotion in 2008.

Yoshida will bring with him a 9-7-1 record to his retirement fight. On New Year’s Eve, he welcomed Satoshi Ishii to MMA and defeated the 2008 Olympic judo gold medalist by unanimous decision.

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