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Kazushi Sakuraba Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 26-17-1 NC(2)

Sakuraba became a fan of Japanese professional wrestling on his childhood thanks to the Tiger Mask manga, with the eponymous New Japan Pro-Wrestling wrestler Tiger Mask being his favorite. After being convinced against dropping out of high school to pursue professional wrestling, Sakuraba began a career in amateur wrestling at the age of 15, hoping to gain a useful background to achieve his childhood dream. A high school stand-out, he finished as high as second in the nation before joining the freestyle wrestling squad of Chuo University, a team which had counted Olympic gold medalists Shozo Sasahara and Osamu Watanabe amongst its ranks. He won the East Japan Freshman championship in his first year and served as their team captain thereafter. In his senior year, he finished fourth place in the All-Japan tournament. Amongst his notable wins was one over future Olympic bronze medalist Takuya Ota. Upon graduating from college, Sakuraba initially thought about remaining with Chuo University as a coach. However, at the last minute, he decided to continue his road to professional wrestling.

Last Fight: Shinya Aoki
Age: 52
Height 6'0"
Weight 167 lbs
Nick Name: "The Gracie Hunter"
Nationality: Japan
Association: Laughter7
26 Wins
KO / TKO
4
15%
Submission
19
73%
Decisions
3
11%
17 Losses
KO / TKO
10
58%
Submission
3
17%
Decisions
4
23%

Wiki Stats

Reach 73 in (187 cm)
Style Catch Wrestling
Stance Southpaw
Team Takada DojoLaughter7
Years active 1996–present (MMA)

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Kazushi Sakuraba next fight?
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Kazushi Sakuraba last fight?
Kazushi Sakuraba lost his last fight against Shinya Aoki by TKO (Corner Stoppage) on Dec. 29, 2015 at Rizin Fighting Federation - Saraba no Utake.
Is Kazushi Sakuraba retired?
Kazushi Sakuraba last fought Shinya Aoki 6 years 4 months and 26 days ago, and should be considered retired.
Should I bet on Kazushi Sakuraba?
Kazushi Sakuraba has a 60% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 55% of his fights.
Out of the 9 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -298 favorite, and out of 5 favored matches, he has won 40% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 4 matches, with a win rate of 0% and an odds average of +282.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 9 of Kazushi Sakuraba betting fights, you would have lost $623.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have made $364.
Where is Kazushi Sakuraba from?
Kazushi Sakuraba is from Katagami, Akita, Japan.
Has Kazushi Sakuraba ever been knocked out?
Kazushi Sakuraba has lost 10 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by TKO (Corner Stoppage) from Shinya Aoki on Dec. 29, 2015 at Rizin Fighting Federation - Saraba no Utake
How long has Kazushi Sakuraba been fighting?
Kazushi Sakuraba has been fighting for a period of 19 years 4 months and 15 days, his first fight was on Jul. 14, 1996 at Shoot Boxing - S-Cup 1996. He has accumalated roughly 6 hours, 58 minutes and 25 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
loss Shinya Aoki Rizin Fighting Federation - Saraba no Utake
Dec/29/2015
TKO (Corner Stoppage) Masato Fukuda 1 5:56
loss Yan Cabral Dream - Dream 17
Sep/24/2011
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Moritaka Oshiro 2 2:42
loss Marius Zaromskis K-1 - Dynamite!! Power of Courage 2010
Dec/31/2010
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Moritaka Oshiro 1 2:16
loss Jason Miller Dream - Dream 16
Sep/25/2010
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Moritaka Oshiro 1 2:09
loss Ralek Gracie Dream - Dream 14
May/29/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Moritaka Oshiro 3 5:00
win Zelg Galesic Dream 12 - The Cage of the Rising Sun
Oct/25/2009
Submission (Kneebar) Moritaka Oshiro 1 1:40
win Rubin Williams Dream 11 - Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 Final
Oct/06/2009
Submission (Kimura) Moritaka Oshiro 1 2:53
loss Kiyoshi Tamura K-1 - Dynamite!! Power of Courage 2008
Dec/31/2008
Decision (Unanimous) Daisuke Noguchi 2 5:00
loss Melvin Manhoef Dream 4 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Quarterfinals
Jun/15/2008
TKO (Punches) Yuji Shimada 1 1:30
win Andrews Nakahara Dream 2 - Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Opening Round
Apr/29/2008
Submission (Neck Crank) Yuji Shimada 1 8:29
win Masakatsu Funaki K-1 - Premium 2007 Dynamite!!
Dec/31/2007
Submission (Kimura) Akira Okabayashi 1 6:25
win Katsuyori Shibata K-1 HERO's - Tournament Final
Sep/17/2007
Submission (Armbar) Akira Okabayashi 1 6:20
loss Royce Gracie K-1 HERO's - Dynamite!! USA
Jun/02/2007
Decision (Unanimous) Mario Yamasaki 3 5:00
win Yuriy Kyselov K-1 - Hero's 8
Mar/12/2007
Submission (Triangle Armbar) Akira Okabayashi 1 1:26
NC Yoshihiro Akiyama K-1 - Premium 2006 Dynamite!!
Dec/31/2006
No Contest Yoshinori Umeki 1 5:37
win Kestutis Smirnovas K-1 - Hero's 6
Aug/05/2006
Submission (Armbar) Akira Okabayashi 1 6:41
win Ikuhisa Minowa Pride FC - Shockwave 2005
Dec/31/2005
Technical Submission (Kimura) Yuji Shimada 1 9:59
win Ken Shamrock Pride 30 - Fully Loaded
Oct/23/2005
TKO (Punches) Daisuke Noguchi 1 2:27
loss Ricardo Arona Pride FC - Critical Countdown 2005
Jun/26/2005
TKO (Corner Stoppage) Daisuke Noguchi 2 5:00
win Dong Sik Yoon Pride FC - Total Elimination 2005
Apr/23/2005
KO (Punches) Daisuke Noguchi 1 0:38
win Antonio Schembri Pride FC - Critical Countdown 2004
Jun/20/2004
Decision (Unanimous) Daisuke Noguchi 3 5:00
loss Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Pride FC - Shockwave 2003
Dec/31/2003
Decision (Unanimous) Daisuke Noguchi 3 5:00
win Kevin Randleman Pride FC - Final Conflict 2003
Nov/09/2003
Submission (Armbar) Daisuke Noguchi 3 2:36
loss Wanderlei Silva Pride FC - Total Elimination 2003
Aug/10/2003
KO (Punch) Yuji Shimada 1 5:01
loss Antonio Schembri Pride 25 - Body Blow
Mar/16/2003
KO (Knees and Soccer Kicks) Yuji Shimada 1 6:07
win Gilles Arsene Pride 23 - Championship Chaos 2
Nov/24/2002
Submission (Armbar) Yuji Shimada 3 2:08
loss Mirko Filipovic Pride FC - Shockwave
Aug/28/2002
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Yuji Shimada 2 5:00
loss Wanderlei Silva Pride 17 - Championship Chaos
Nov/03/2001
TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Yuji Shimada 1 10:00
win Quinton Jackson Pride 15 - Raging Rumble
Jul/29/2001
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Yuji Shimada 1 5:41
loss Wanderlei Silva Pride 13 - Collision Course
Mar/25/2001
TKO (Knees and Soccer Kicks) Yuji Shimada 1 1:38
win Ryan Gracie Pride 12 - Cold Fury
Dec/23/2000
Decision (Unanimous) Yuji Shimada 1 10:00
win Shannon Ritch Pride 11 - Battle of the Rising Sun
Oct/31/2000
Submission (Achilles Lock) Yuji Shimada 1 1:08
win Renzo Gracie Pride 10 - Return of the Warriors
Aug/27/2000
Technical Submission (Kimura) Yuji Shimada 2 9:43
loss Igor Vovchanchyn Pride FC - Pride Grand Prix 2000: Finals
May/01/2000
TKO (Corner Stoppage) Akira Okabayashi 1 15:00
win Royce Gracie Pride FC - Pride Grand Prix 2000: Finals
May/01/2000
TKO (Corner Stoppage) Yuji Shimada 6 15:00
win Guy Mezger Pride FC - Pride Grand Prix 2000: Opening Round
Jan/30/2000
TKO (Retirement) Yuji Shimada 1 15:00
win Royler Gracie Pride FC - Pride 8
Nov/21/1999
Technical Submission (Kimura) Yuji Shimada 2 13:16
win Anthony Macias Pride FC - Pride 7
Sep/12/1999
Submission (Armbar) Yuji Shimada 2 2:30
win Ebenezer Fontes Braga Pride FC - Pride 6
Jul/04/1999
Submission (Armbar) Yuji Shimada 1 9:23
win Vitor Belfort Pride FC - Pride 5
Apr/29/1999
Decision (Unanimous) Yuji Shimada 2 10:00
draw Allan Goes Pride FC - Pride 4
Oct/11/1998
Draw (Time Limit) Yuji Shimada 3 10:00
win Carlos Newton Pride FC - Pride 3
Jun/24/1998
Submission (Kneebar) Yuji Shimada 2 5:19
win Vernon White Pride FC - Pride 2
Mar/15/1998
Submission (Armbar) Yoshinori Nishi 3 6:53
win Marcus Silveira UFC 15.5 - Ultimate Japan 1
Dec/21/1997
Submission (Armbar) John McCarthy 1 3:44
NC Marcus Silveira UFC 15.5 - Ultimate Japan 1
Dec/21/1997
No Contest (Premature Stoppage) John McCarthy 1 1:50
loss Kimo Leopoldo Shoot Boxing - S-Cup 1996
Jul/14/1996
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) 1 4:20