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37-13-2

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: 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: Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

Hayato Sakurai Wiki Update Wiki

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 Welterweight Ranking History

Hayato Sakurai MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

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

Jae Seok Lim

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
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
Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
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
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
Ref: Yuji Shimada

Dream 14
Main Event | Welterweight | 76 kg

2010.05.29
Odds: +375 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 168.3 lbs
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
Ref: Samio Kimura

Fields Dynamite!! 2009
Main Card | Welterweight

2009.12.31
Odds: -170 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 167.5 lbs
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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

Shooto

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
Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
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
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
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
Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
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
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
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
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
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi

Pride Shockwave 2005
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 73 kg

2005.12.31
Weigh-In: 160.0 lbs
Walkout Music: The High Lows - 不死身のエレキマン
#29 Greatest Lightweight MMA Fight of All Time
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
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
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi

Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 73 kg

2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 160.0 lbs
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
Ref: Yuji Shimada

Pride Bushido 7
Main Card | Lightweight | 73 kg

2005.05.22
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
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

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

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
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga

Pride Bushido 2
Main Card | Welterweight

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

Daiju Takase

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

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

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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