- His strong judo skills.
- His fights in the UFC including 2 brutal KO losses to Josh Koscheck (where he left on a stretcher) and Anthony Johnson.
- Choking out War Machine and Brandon Wolff in the UFC.
- His fight with Dan Hardy at Cage Force 5 where Yoshida won by DQ due to Hardy kicking Yoshida in the groin.
- Winning the first Cage Force WW Tournament.