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Hayato Sakurai

Hayato "Mach" Sakurai

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  • Given Name: 桜井速人, Sakurai Hayato,
  • MMA Record: 37-13-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Mach
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 39 | Date of Birth: 1975.08.24
  • Last Fight: September 29, 2013 in MD
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 168.6 lbs
  • Affiliation: Mach Dojo
  • Height: 5'7" (171cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $10,000 USD
  • Born: Ryugasaki, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  Promoter
  • Fighting out of: Ryugasaki, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: Tsuchiura Nihon University
  • Foundation Style: Judo

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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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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
5:21 Round 1 of 2

Jae Seok Lim
37-12-2 16-6-0

Mach Matsuri
Main Event | Welterweight | 77 kg

2013.09.29
Cancelled Bout Shamar Bailey Mach Matsuri 2013.09.29
Reason: Bailey Withdrew
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Phil Baroni
36-12-2 15-15-0

Dream 18: Special NYE 2012
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2012.12.31
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 168.6 lbs | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ryo Chonan
35-12-2 20-12-0

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
35-11-2 11-3-0

Fields Dynamite!! 2010
Main Card | Welterweight | 76 kg

2010.12.31
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 167.551 lbs | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:54 Round 1 of 3

Nick Diaz
35-10-2 21-7-0

Dream 14
Main Event | Welterweight | 76 kg

2010.05.29
Odds: +375 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 168.3 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:56 Round 2 of 3, 13:56 Total

Akihiro Gono
35-9-2 30-15-7

Fields Dynamite!! 2009
Main Card | Welterweight

2009.12.31
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 167.5 lbs | Referee: Samio Kimura | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:03 Round 1 of 2

Marius Zaromskis
35-8-2 10-3-0

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 | Referee: Yuji Shimada | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:27 Round 1 of 2

Shinya Aoki
34-8-2 20-3-0

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 | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
7:01 Round 1 of 2

Katsuyori Shibata
33-8-2 2-5-1

Fields Dynamite!! 2008
Main Card | Welterweight

2008.12.31
Weigh-In: 175.5 lbs | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kuniyoshi Hironaka
32-8-2 12-5-0

Dream 6: Middleweight GP 2008 Finals
Main Card | Welterweight | 76 kg

2008.09.23
Odds: -1350 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 167.2 lbs | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Cancelled Bout Nick Diaz Dream 5 2008.07.21
Reason: Diaz Contractual Conflict
Loss | Submission | Choke

David Baron
32-7-2 17-2-0

Shooto

2008.05.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:12 Round 1 of 2

Hidetaka Monma
31-7-2 14-7-3

Dream 1: Lightweight GP 2008 First Round
Main Card | Welterweight | 76 kg

2008.03.15
Odds: -701 (Huge Favorite) | Referee: Samio Kimura | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Hidehiko Hasegawa
30-7-2 14-8-5

Yarennoka!: New Years Eve 2007
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2007.12.31
Odds: -441 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:01 Round 2 of 3, 9:01 Total

Mac Danzig
29-7-2 16-3-1

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 | Referee: Yuji Shimada | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
6:35 Round 1 of 2

Luciano Azevedo
28-7-2 9-2-0

Pride Bushido 12: Bushido Survival 2nd Round
Main Card | Lightweight | 73 kg

2006.08.26
Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:54 Round 1 of 2

Olaf Alfonso
27-7-2 5-5-0

Pride Bushido 11: Bushido Survival
Main Card | Lightweight | 73 kg

2006.06.04
Odds: -1000 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 161.0 lbs | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:56 Round 1 of 3

Takanori Gomi
27-6-2 23-2-0

Pride Shockwave 2005
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 73 kg

2005.12.31
Weigh-In: 160.0 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
#28 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Joachim Hansen
25-6-2 12-2-1

Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 73 kg

2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 160.0 lbs | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
8:56 Round 1 of 2

Jens Pulver
25-6-2 19-5-1

Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 73 kg

2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 160.0 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Shinya Aoki

Shooto

2005.08.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Milton Vieira
23-6-2 4-2-0

Pride Bushido 7
Main Card | Lightweight | 73 kg

2005.05.22
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:02 Round 2 of 2, 11:02 Total

Crosley Gracie
23-5-2 1-0-0

Pride Bushido 5
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2004.10.14
Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | Submission | Choke
4:08 Round 1 of 2

Brady Fink
22-5-2 2-1-0

Pride Bushido 4
Main Card | Lightweight | 73 kg

2004.07.19
Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Rodrigo Gracie
22-4-2 4-0-0

Pride Bushido 2
Main Card | Welterweight

2004.02.15
Weigh-In: 174.2 lbs | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga | Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Daiju Takase
21-4-2 5-8-1

Pride Shockwave 2003
Main Card | Welterweight

2003.12.31
Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
2:10 Round 3 of 3, 12:10 Total

Ryo Chonan
21-3-2 4-3-0

Deep 12 Impact
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 78 kg

2003.09.15
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
2:02 Round 2 of 3, 7:02 Total

Dave Menne
20-3-2 34-9-2

Deep 10 Impact
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2003.06.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 0:00 Total

Ryuki Ueyama
19-3-2 9-5-3

Deep 8 Impact
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

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
19-1-2 30-3-0

UFC 36: Worlds Collide
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170

2002.03.22
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Leglock

Dan Gilbert

Shooto

2001.12.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Anderson Silva

Shooto

2001.08.26
Win | Decision

Jean Louis Alberch

France Regional

2001.03.01
Win | KO/TKO | Knees

Frank Trigg

Shooto

2000.12.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Luiz Azeredo
15-0-2 2-1-0

Shooto

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

France Regional

1999.03.20
Win | Submission | Armlock

Jean Louis Alberch

France Regional

1999.03.20
Win | Decision

Damien Riccio

France Regional

1999.03.20
Win | KO/TKO | Knee
0:34 Round 1 of 2

Ademir Oliveira
7-0-2 0-0-0

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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