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Hayato Sakurai

Hayato "Mach" Sakurai

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  • Given Name: 桜井 速人, Sakurai Hayato, マッハ Mahha
  • Professional MMA Record: 37-13-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Mach
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 38 | Date of Birth: 1975.08.24
  • Last Fight: September 29, 2013 in MD
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 168.6 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $10,000 USD
  • Height: 5'7" (171cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Gym/Affiliation: Mach Dojo
  • Born: Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

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Hayato Sakurai is one of the most gifted and beloved Japanese MMA fighters in the sport’s history. He is also one of the most experienced fighters in the world, with nearly fifteen full years spent fighting world-class competition. Sakurai made his professional debut in 1996, going unbeaten in his first 20 fights and defeating notable fighters Caol Uno, Luiz Azeredo, and Frank Trigg along the way. The first loss of Sakurai’s career came to future UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva in 2001, but Sakurai continued to fare well against world-class competition for the next decade, defeating the likes of Dave Menne, Shinya Aoki (twice), Jens Pulver, Joachim Hansen, and Mac Danzig during his run.


Sakurai’s well-rounded skill set lead him to become the first-ever Pride Lightweight Champion in 2005, as he has finished near equal numbers of his bouts by knockout, submission, and decision. His leg kicks are among the best in the business.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:05 PM ET
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Hayato Sakurai MMA Fight Record

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
5:21 Round 1 of 2
Jae Suk Lim
Mach Festival
Main Event | Welterweight | 77 kg
2013.09.29
Cancelled Bout Shamar Bailey Mach Festival 2013.09.29
Reason: Bailey Withdrew
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Phil Baroni
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Dream 18: Special NYE 2012
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg
2012.12.31
Odds: -225 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 168.6 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ryo Chonan
Dream: Fight For Japan! New Year! 2011
Main Card | Welterweight | 76 kg
2011.12.31
Odds: -180 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 167.11 lbs
Cancelled Bout Marius Zaromskis Dream 2011.07.16
Reason: Sakurai Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Jason High
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
Fields Dynamite!! 2010
Main Card | Welterweight | 76 kg
2010.12.31
Odds: +125 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 167.551 lbs
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:54 Round 1 of 3
Nick Diaz
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Dream 14
Main Event | Welterweight | 76 kg
2010.05.29
Odds: +375 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 168.3 lbs
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:56 Round 2 of 3, 13:56 Total
Akihiro Gono
Ref: Samio Kimura
Fields Dynamite!! 2009
Main Card | Welterweight
2009.12.31
Odds: -170 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 167.5 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:03 Round 1 of 2
Marius Zaromskis
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Dream 10: Welterweight GP 2009 Final Round
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 76 kg
2009.07.20
Odds: -568 Heavy Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 167.2 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:27 Round 1 of 2
Shinya Aoki
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi
Dream 8: Welterweight GP 2009 First Round
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 76 kg
2009.04.05
Odds: +175 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 167.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
7:01 Round 1 of 2
Katsuyori Shibata
Fields Dynamite!! 2008
Main Card | Welterweight
2008.12.31
Weigh-In: 175.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Kuniyoshi Hironaka
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
Dream 6: Middleweight GP 2008 Finals
Main Card | Welterweight | 76 kg
2008.09.23
Odds: -1350 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 167.2 lbs
Cancelled Bout Nick Diaz Dream 5 2008.07.21
Reason: Diaz Contractual Conflict
Loss | Submission | Choke David Baron
Shooto : Shooto Tradition 1 2008.05.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:12 Round 1 of 2
Hidetaka Monma
Ref: Samio Kimura
Dream 1: Lightweight GP 2008 First Round
Main Card | Welterweight | 76 kg
2008.03.15
Odds: -701 Huge Favorite
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Hidehiko Hasegawa
Yarennoka!: New Years Eve 2007
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg
2007.12.31
Odds: -441 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:01 Round 2 of 3, 9:01 Total
Mac Danzig
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride 33: The Second Coming
Main Card | Catchweight | 164 lbs
2007.02.24
Odds: -800 Huge Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 164.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
4:35 Round 1 of 2
Luciano Azevedo
Pride Bushido 12: Bushido Survival 2nd Round
Main Card | Lightweight | 73 kg
2006.08.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:54 Round 1 of 2
Olaf Alfonso
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Pride Bushido 11: Bushido Survival
Main Card | Lightweight | 73 kg
2006.06.04
Odds: -1000 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 161.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:56 Round 1 of 3
Takanori Gomi
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi
Pride Shockwave 2005
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 73 kg
2005.12.31
Weigh-In: 160.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Joachim Hansen
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga
Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 73 kg
2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 160.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
8:56 Round 1 of 2
Jens Pulver
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi
Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 73 kg
2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 160.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous Shinya Aoki Shooto 2005.08.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Milton Vieira
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Bushido 7
Main Card | Lightweight | 73 kg
2005.05.22
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:02 Round 2 of 2, 11:02 Total
Crosley Gracie
Pride Bushido 5
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg
2004.10.14
Win | Submission | Choke
4:08 Round 1 of 2
Brady Fink
Pride Bushido 4
Main Card | Lightweight | 73 kg
2004.07.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Rodrigo Gracie
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga
Pride Bushido 2
Main Card | Welterweight
2004.02.15
Weigh-In: 174.2 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total
Daiju Takase
Pride Shockwave 2003
Main Card | Welterweight
2003.12.31
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury Ryo Chonan DEEP 2003.09.15
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Dave Menne DEEP 2003.06.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous Ryuki Ueyama DEEP 2003.03.04
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Jake Shields Shooto 2002.12.14
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:01 Round 4 of 5, 18:01 Total
Matt Hughes
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 36: Worlds Collide
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170
2002.03.22
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock Dan Gilbert Shooto 2001.12.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Anderson Silva Shooto 2001.08.26
Win | Decision Jean Louis Alberch GT 2001.03.01
Win | KO/TKO | Knees Frank Trigg Shooto 2000.12.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous Luiz Azeredo
Shooto : R.E.A.D. 8 2000.08.04
Win | Decision | Split Tetsuji Kato Shooto 2000.03.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Haroldo Bunn Vale Tudo Japan 1999.12.11
Win | Submission | Armlock Brad Aird Shooto 1999.07.16
Win | Decision | Unanimous Marcelo Aguiar Shooto 1999.05.29
Win | Submission | Leglock James Schiavo GT 1999.03.20
Win | Submission | Armlock Jean Louis Alberch GT 1999.03.20
Win | Decision Damien Riccio GT 1999.03.20
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
0:34 Round 1 of 2
Ademir Oliveira
Shooto : Devilock Fighters
Main Card | Middleweight | 77 kg
1999.01.15
Win | Submission | Armlock Sergei Bytchkov Vale Tudo Japan 1998.10.25
Win | Submission | Choke Ronny Rivano Shooto 1998.07.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous Jutaro Nakao Shooto 1998.05.13
Draw Marcelo Aguiar Vale Tudo Japan 1997.11.29
Win | Submission | Choke Alex Cook Shooto 1997.10.12
Win | Submission | Armlock Ali Elias Shooto 1997.08.27
Win | Decision | Unanimous Hiroyuki Kojima Shooto 1997.06.25
Draw Takuya Kuwabara Shooto 1997.01.18
Win | Submission | Armlock Caol Uno Shooto 1996.10.04

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