Mixed Martial Arts
Pittman also had two mixed martial arts bouts. He fought in Vale Tudo Japan 1995 a mixed martial arts competition that took place in Japan on April 20, 1995. The tournament was ultimately won by Rickson Gracie. Pittman won his first fight against ninjitsu practitioner Wayne Emons by arm triangle choke. His lost his second fight against Yuki Nakai, a 150 lb shooto practitioner, by armbar. Vale Tudo Japan 1995 was well documented in the documentary Choke, a 98 minute film by filmmaker Robert Goodman which follows three of the participants (Rickson Gracie, Todd Hays and Koichiro Kimura) as they prepared for and fought in the event.
|Loss||1–1||Yuki Nakai||Submission (armbar)||Vale Tudo Japan 1995||01995-04-20April 20, 1995||2||7:32||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–0||Wayne Emons||Submission (arm triangle choke)||Vale Tudo Japan 1995||01995-04-20April 20, 1995||1||2:12||Tokyo, Japan|
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