Quick Facts Yoshihiro Akiyama

Yoshihiro Akiyama is a Japanese mixed martial artist who is also known as Choo Sung-hoon. Akiyama is married to his long-term girlfriend Shiho Yano.

Akiyama and his wife, Shiho Yano is blessed with a daughter Choo Sarang. Akiyama has won gold medals at the 2001 Asian Championships for South Korea as well as at 2002 Asian Games for Japan

Yoshihiro Akiyama Early life and Education

Yoshihiro Akiyama was born on 29th July 1975, in Ikuno-Ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Akiyama was raised by his father Choo Gye-Yi. He belongs to a Japanese nationality and holds Asian ethnicity. 

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Regarding his educational background, Akiyama graduated from the Kindai University receiving a degree in Commerce.

Yoshihiro Akiyama MMA Career

Yoshihiro Akiyama began judo practice at the age of 3. Other than this he also took a training of Karate, Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling, as well as submission fighting. Well, Akiyama represented South Korea in the 2001 Asian Judo Championships where he won a gold medal. 

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Furthermore, Akiyama represented Japan in the 2002 Asian Games where he won his second gold medal. Likewise, Akiyama made his MMA debut on 31st December 2004, at K-1 Premium 2004 Dynamite. His total MMA career record includes 14 wins, 6 loss, 0 draws and 2 NC (No contest decisions).

Yoshihiro Akiyama Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Children

Yoshihiro Akiyama is a married man and has a child from his marital relationship. Akiyama is married to his long-term girlfriend Shiho Yano. His wife is a famous Japanese fashion model. Akiyama began dating his wife in January 2007.

Caption-Yoshihiro Akiyama and his wife Shiho Yano
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After dating for two years, Akiyama and his girlfriend Shiho decided to take their relationship to the next level. Well, the couple finally exchanged their vows on 10th March 2009. The couple welcomed their daughter Choo Sarang on 24th October 2011.

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The husband and wife are living happily with their daughter since their wedding. They have maintained a successful married life. Akiyama and his wife are successfully maintaining their career as well as family. So far, there are no any rumors of their divorce and extramarital affairs. 

Caption-Yoshihiro Akiyama and his daughter

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Both the pair often shares adorable photos of each other along with their daughter on the respective Instagram account. They are one of the loving and caring fathers and mothers. Besides this, Akiyama hasn’t been in any other relationships and affairs. 

Yoshihiro Akiyama Age and Height

Yoshihiro Akiyama, aged 43, stands the perfect height of 5 feet 10 inches which is  1.78 m tall and weighs 77 kg i.e. 170 lb. 

Yoshihiro Akiyama Net Worth, Income, Earning, Salary

Yoshihiro Akiyama earns a good sum of money on his career. Allocating information from several sources as of 2018 it is found out that Yoshihiro currently estimated net worth is around $4 million and his total career earnings is  $340,000. Akiyama earns a fortunate amount of money from his MMA career. Moreover, he further adds money from his television career.

The two times gold medalist, Akiyama has won, Akiyama has won several championships throughout his career. Akiyama is living a lavish and standard life with his wife and daughter.