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Shinsuke Nakamura To Corner Rei Tsuruya At UFC 303

Shinsuke Nakamura will make his UFC debut at UFC 303 this Saturday when he corners newcomer Rei Tsuruya.

Before setting the pro wrestling world on fire in New Japan Pro-Wrestling and WWE, Nakamura was well-versed in MMA, boasting a 3-1 (1 no contest) record in that setting.

Nakamura took to social media earlier this morning to announce he would be in Rei Tsuruya’s corner this Saturday night at UFC 303, tweeting out:

“Fight the world at #ufc @ufc Please support Rei Tsuruya @mma_rei *Japanese Flag emoji* Shinsuke Nakamura becomes second for Rei Tsuruya in UFC debut, internet goes crazy with comments like ‘Yaaaaaw!’ and ‘Seriously?’,” Shinsuke Nakamura said in a post.

Nakamura’s statement was later confirmed by WWE officials to ESPN.

The King of Strong Style gave the following statement to ESPN regarding his appearance this weekend.

“I am excited to be a part of the massive UFC 303 event this weekend,” Shinsuke Nakamura said. “It is an honor to be in Rei Tsuruya’s corner. MMA is still a huge passion of mine and to be a part of Rei’s UFC debut is a great moment.”

Rei Tsuruya racked up a 9-0 MMA record before signing with the UFC in February. Tsuruya earned his contract by defeating Jiniushiyue via TKO at a Road to UFC event.

Tsuruya will face Carlos Hernandez this weekend, who has a 2-2 record in the UFC.

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