Height: 5'11" (181cm)
Weight: 205 lbs
Kazuhiro Nakamura (July 16, 1979) is a Japanese MMA fighter known for his antics inside and outside of the ring. He currently competes as a light heavyweight in Sengoku, but was better known for his appearances in PRIDE FC. Nakamura's primary style is judo, training out of the dojo of Hidehiko Yoshida.Nakamura made his MMA debut at PRIDE 25 against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, losing by submission in the second round.
He was also defeated by Nogueira in a rematch at PRIDE Bushido 4. His career in PRIDE was notable for fighting many of PRIDE's top fighters, including Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio Rua, Dan Henderson and Josh Barnett. He holds notable victories over Igor Vovchanchyn, Yuki Kondo, Kevin Randleman and Murilo Bustamante. His final fight in PRIDE was a decision loss to Mauricio Rua at PRIDE Shockwave 2006.
Nakamura made his debut in the UFC at UFC 76 against Lyoto Machida, losing the fight by unanimous decision. Nakamura tested positive for marijuana during the UFC 76 drug testings. His last fight in the UFC was a loss by TKO to Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at UFC 84.