Dwight Wakabayashi


Born: Chatham, Ontario – 1973

Lives in Toronto, Ontario (Richmond Hill)

Husband/Father/Sportswriter/ Author/Fight Analyst/Bruce Lee/JKD

Formerly Sportsnet/Bleacher Report


Published author of;

“The Toughest Guy In Here” – The inspirational story of retired professional hockey player Perry Pappas and his inspiring battle with brain cancer.

Pappas Book Front and Back

“Finding Bruce Lee and My JKD.”– A Canadian boys journey through the study of Bruce Lee and his art of Jeet Kune Do.

FBL Cover 2

“Cate’s Weekends with Daddy” – A children’s book that explores the loving and working relationship between a single dad and his daughter.

Also a freelance journalist  and sports writer who has been published in various publications and on various websites over the last 15+ years. I like to tell sports stories that display the fighting spirit and inspire people to persevere.

Work has been published on major media outlets such as: The Bleacher Report, Sportsnet.ca , Chatham-Kent Sports Network, MMACanada.net, The Nikkei Voice, Hockeyfights.com and MMAxposed, and has been syndicated on websites all around the world such as SI.com and The India Times.

Have a wife, a daughter and a son who inspire me every day!


WAKAFIGHTERMMA is my own unique brand of mixed martial arts coverage designed to stay honest and true to the sport and the fighters.

WAKAFIGHTER writes and covers mixed martial arts with Bruce Lee and his fighting/life philosophy always at the tip of the pen. I analyse the fights and tell the fighter’s stories, I don’t report the TMZ type stuff.

I have been a credentialed media member for the UFC, Bellator, Score Fighting Series, TKO and all the regional mixed martial arts promotions and shows in North America.

I also write mixed martial arts in any medium including:

Scripts / Screenplays / Novels / Short Stories / Manuals


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