DEEP Flyweight Champion Tatsumitsu Wada is originally from the Yamanashi prefecture of Japan, but moved to Tokyo after high school to further his martial arts career. He originally started his training with karate at his father’s behest, and later added judo to his growing skill set in high school, even taking second place in the state tournament.
Wada was motivated to train to compete in mixed martial arts after watching some events on television, and began training at the famed Yoshida Dojo after his relocation to Tokyo. He spent the first 18 bouts of his professional career at Bantamweight, but experienced mixed returns in the weight class. Determined to revitalize his career, he deided to drop down to flyweight. It was a move that triggered an incredible run of success.
Nicknamed “The Sweeper,” he went 11-1 while twice capturing the Flyweight belt in Japan’s DEEP organization, and then took an eight-bout winning streak into his ONE Championship debut. He is excited for the chance to make a name for himself on the global stage, and is determined to claim the biggest wins of his career en route to the ONE Flyweight World Title.