Born in 1978
Home: Tokyo – Japan
Team: Paraestra Tokyo
Division: under 65.9 Kg
MMA record: 6 -7 – 2
Bio: The 2009 ADCC Japan Trial was held at Chuo-ku Sogo Sports Center. Under 66 kg, the division with the most number of entries, Kouhei Yasumi surprised everyone. He defeated a fourth place finisher of the 2007 ADCC at this weight class, Testu Hada-iro. It’s been nine years since Yasumi last competed in the World Championship.
“I don’t want to experience the same thing again. (He lost in the first round in 2000 World Championships)”
We’ve written about him before, here.