Definition of judoka
: one who participates in judo
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Alistair Overeem also stopped Mark Hunt in the third round of an entertaining heavyweight bout at T-Mobile Arena, and Rashad Evans debuted at middleweight with a split-decision upset loss to 39-year-old Australian judoka Daniel Kelly.
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Origin and Etymology of judoka
Japanese jūdōka, from jūdō judo + -ka person
First Known Use: 1949See Words from the same year
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