Nakahara (12-6) is one of the most high-profile fighters to emerge from Japan’s elite Wajutsu Keishukai academies. The Tokyo native began training in martial arts at an early age, and says that it was MMA’s “overall artistry” that ultimately drew him into the sport.
Nakahara made his professional MMA debut at the age of 19, and has fought in some of Japan’s most well-known organizations, including Shooto and K-1 Hero’s, and was previously the number one contender for the Sengoku Bantamweight Title. Now a member of Legend’s highly competitive bantamweight division, Nakahara will be seeking to establish himself as one of the region’s best fighters in his weight class.
The southpaw fighter out of Tokyo, Japan is set to make his Legend FC debut on February 11, 2012 at City of Dreams, Macau against Integrated MMA’s Michael Mortimer.
Taiyo Nakahara Vs. Motonobu Tezuka (Cage Force) Fight video.
We had a short chat with Taiyo Nakahara and we asked him on what are his thoughts on his imminent Legend FC debut.
MMAOrient: You’ll be making your legend FC debut on February 11 against a very unsafe opponent from Australia, Mick Mortimer. Give us your thoughts on your next foe.
He’s a very experienced opponent.
MMAOrient: This will be your first fight outside Japan. Tell us how important this fight is in your MMA career.
Since making a comeback, I’ve grasped the importance of each and every fight in front of me. These are not just MMA matches, but rather parts of life that hold deeper meaning.
MMAOrient: Can you tell us something about your preparations going into this fight against Mortimer?
I’ve dug down deep inside and have pushed myself to the limits in preparation for this fight.
MMAOrient: What separates you from every other fighter in your division?
I believe I have a great overall balance.
MMAOrient: What can fans expect from you on Feb. 11 against Mick Mortimer?
To those of you that have come to watch, I hope you all enjoy yourselves and after the match let’s grab some drinks!
Nakahara’s fight video against Tezuka
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