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Kazuyuki Miyata Talks About How He Turned His Career Around

Japan isn't exactly known for grooming its prospects, but few have been put through the paces like 2000 freestyle wrestling Olympian Kazuyuki Miyata. After facing Royler Gracie in his debut, and then top 10 lightweights Genki Sudo, Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro and Joachim Hansen all within his first eleven fights, Miyata's record was left in tatters.

Miyata spoke to MMAFighting.com about his tough beginnings, reinvention and building himself back up as an undefeated featherweight.