Shooto Welterweight Tournament Champion Koyomi Matsushima has been a combat sports fan all his life, growing up watching karate, judo, wrestling, and mixed martial arts bouts in his native Japan. His own training began first with Kyokushin karate, which he started in order to find his center and build the foundations of his own competitive career.
As a fan of all combat sports, it was only a matter of time before the Kyokushin karate black belt decided to test his skills in the cage as well. Matsushima made his professional debut in February 2015, and started off in spectacular fashion with five consecutive knockout wins, four of those in the first round.
He has since compiled a stellar record with multiple stoppage wins competing in Japan, Guam, and the Philippines. He is proud to be competing under the bright lights of ONE Championship, and hopes to continue putting on impressive performances that will make the world remember his name.