Takeya Mizugaki’s skilled preventing profession has come to an finish.

The Japanese fighter has determined to name it quits after a profession of almost 15 years. The information was first reported by MMA Planet on Tuesday.

Mizugaki (23–14–2) is finest recognized for his years in WEC and UFC. The 36-year-old competed in WEC 5 instances from 2009-10, then migrated over when the Zuffa-owned promotion was absorbed by the UFC. Mizugaki competed within the UFC 14 instances from 2011-16.

Though Mizugaki didn’t win titles in both group, he challenged WEC bantamweight campion Miguel Torres and misplaced a cut up determination in Chicago in a wild bout thought-about by many among the finest fights of 2009. He additionally maintained a prime contender standing throughout his stint within the UFC.

Mizugaki fought a few of the finest fighters of his weight class corresponding to Dominick Cruz, Urijah Faber, Cody Garbrandt, Eddie Wineland, Aljamain Sterling, Torres and others.

He final fought in August 2019 the place he suffered a KO loss to Manel Kape at RIZIN 18.