Japan

Pro Record


19-27-5

Hiromitsu Kanehara

Hiromitsu Kanehara
  • Given Name: 金原 弘光, Kanehara Hiromitsu
  • Professional MMA Record: 19-27-5 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 43 | Date of Birth: 1970.10.05
  • Last Fight: March 09, 2013
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 200.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Rings Kanehara Dojo
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Owariasahi, Aichi, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Owariasahi, Aichi, Japan
  • Personal Pages:

Hiromitsu Kanehara Wiki Update Wiki

Hiromitsu Kanehara is a former pro-wrestler and retired Japanese mixed martial artist of Korean descent. Kanehara was born on October 5, 1970 in Owariasahi, Aichi, Japan. Kanehara spent most of his mixed martial arts career competing in the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions.

 

Before competing in MMA, Kanehara fought in shoot style pro-wrestling. He made his debut on December 22, 1991 in the UWF International. Kanehara made the UWF-I his home promotion for the majority of the early part of his pro-wrestling career. Kanehara never broke out in the UWF-I though as he was mostly kept at the bottom of the card wrestling mostly in the first matches of the cards. In 1992, Kanehara went to Thailand to train in Muay Thai. After some Muay Thai training in Thailand, Kanehara fought on various occasions in kickboxing fights in the UWF-I.

 

Kanehara also participated in pro-wrestling matches in New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

 

When the UWF-I closed, Kanehara transferred over to RINGS where he fought in shoot style pro-wrestling matches and where he began his mixed martial arts career when RINGS turned into a full contact MMA organization. During his time in RINGS, Kanehara found a lot of success as he defeated fighters such as veteran Jeremy Horn and Dave Menne. In RINGS Kanehara also gained a lot of experience as he fought a serious of tough competition such as the likes of Kiyoshi Tamura, Dan Henderson, Renato Sobral, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Ricardo Arona and Matt Hughes.

 

After a long run in RINGS, Kanehara began fighting for PRIDE where his career began to loss steam, yet he continuously fought top competition such as Wanderlei Silva who he fought in his PRIDE debut, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Alistair Overeem and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.


Despite the setback suffered in PRIDE, Kanehara continued fighting and he transferred over to Pancrase where his setback continued.


After his run in Pancrase, Kanehara went on to fight in DEEP where he found a little more success than he had in PRIDE and Pancrase, but the wear and tear his body had already taken wasn’t enough for him to return again into top form.

 

Kanehara announced his retirement from combat sports and he announced he would be retiring on March 9, 2013 at a U-SPIRIT event called “again.” In his retirement fight, Kanehara choose Pancrase fighter, Yuki Kondo who already had a previous victory over him in Pancrase. The fight was pushed under Pancrase rules with the point system and was pushed a real fight, but much of the card was suspicious of being a fixed shoot style pro-wrestling fight, however it cannot be proven if it was a fixed shoot style pro-wrestling match or a real fight. Either way, Kanehara lost the fight by decision due to points.

 

Albeit losing steam after his RINGS career, Kanehara never backed down from a fight and continuously fought top competition pretty much in every promotion he fought as he always fought the best opponents available for him even if it was a mismatch.

Last updated 03.19.2013, 11:45 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Hiromitsu Kanehara MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision

Yuki Kondo

Japan Regional

2013.03.09
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:46 Round 3 of 3, 6:46 Total

Ryuta Sakurai
19-25-5 22-17-6

DEEP Haleo Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2012.12.22
Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Draw | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Yuki Sasaki
19-25-4 23-20-1

GRABAKA Live! 2
Co-Main Event

2012.10.27
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Yusuke Sakashita
19-24-4 8-2-0

DEEP Cage Impact 2012: Tokyo
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2012.04.07
Draw | Decision | Majority
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Daijiro Matsui
19-24-3 12-24-5

DEEP 57 Impact
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 93 kg

2012.02.18
Referee: Samio Kimura
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Hideto Tatsumi
19-23-3 1-1-0

Deep 54 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2011.06.24
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Hiroki Sato
18-23-3 5-3-2

Deep 51 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2010.12.11
Draw
5:00 Round 2 of 2, 10:00 Total

Young Choi
18-23-2 14-8-1

Deep : 49 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2010.08.27
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Riki Fukuda
18-22-2 15-4-0

Deep 46 Impact
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 84 kg

2010.02.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:25 Round 1 of 2

Makoto Miyazawa
17-22-2 3-2-4

Deep 44 Impact
Main Card | Catchweight | 87 kg

2009.10.10
Draw
5:00 Round 2 of 2, 10:00 Total

Ryuta Sakurai
17-22-1 18-15-4

Deep 42 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2009.06.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:02 Round 2 of 2, 8:02 Total

Kenji Nagai
16-22-1 6-8-2

Deep 41 Impact
Main Card | Catchweight | 85 kg

2009.04.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Ichiro Kanai

Pancrase

2008.10.01
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Keiichiro Yamamiya

Pancrase

2008.06.01
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Izuru Takeuchi

Pancrase

2008.03.26
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Ryo Kawamura

Pancrase

2007.03.18
Loss | Submission | Armlock
0:49 Round 1 of 3

Marcelo Brito
16-17-1 4-1-0

MARS 5: Marching On
Main Card | 85 kg | 85 kg

2006.10.28
Win | Submission | Leglock

Ruslan Abdulkhamidov

Kokoro

2006.08.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Kestutis Arbocius

Pancrase

2006.04.09
Loss | Decision | Majority

Chalid Arrab

K-1

2005.11.05
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Yuki Kondo

Pancrase

2005.10.02
Loss | KO/TKO

Iouri Bekichev

RINGS

2005.08.20
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
1:40 Round 1 of 3

Maurício Rua
15-12-1 7-1-0

Pride 29: Fists of Fire
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2005.02.20
Weigh-In: 200.0 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
3:52 Round 2 of 3, 13:52 Total

Alistair Overeem
15-11-1 18-4-0

Pride 28: High Octane
Main Card | Heavyweight

2004.10.31
Weigh-In: 200.0 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mirko Filipovic
15-10-1 9-2-2

Pride Bushido 3
Main Card | Heavyweight

2004.05.23
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
3:40 Round 1 of 3

Wanderlei Silva
15-9-1 20-3-1

Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 93 kg

2002.11.24
Odds: +350 (Moderate Underdog) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Draw

Mikhail Illoukhine

RINGS

2002.02.15
Win | Decision | Split

Paul Cahoon

RINGS

2001.12.21
Win | KO/TKO

Kelly Jacobs

RINGS

2001.10.20
Loss | Decision | Majority

Matt Hughes

RINGS

2001.08.11
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Ricardo Arona

RINGS

2001.06.15
Loss | Submission | Choke

Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira

RINGS

2001.02.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Dave Menne

RINGS

2001.02.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Tom Sauer

RINGS

2000.12.22
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Alexandre Ferreira

RINGS

2000.12.22
Win | Decision | Split

Josh Hall

RINGS

2000.07.22
Win | Submission | Armlock

Adrian Serrano

RINGS

2000.07.22
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Renato Sobral

RINGS

2000.06.15
Loss | Decision | Majority

Mario Sperry

C2K

2000.05.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Valentijn Overeem

RINGS

2000.02.06
Loss | Decision | Majority

Dan Henderson

RINGS

1999.10.28
Win | Decision | Majority

Jeremy Horn

RINGS

1999.10.28
Win | Decision

Wataru Sakata

RINGS

1999.08.19
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Masayuki Naruse

RINGS

1999.06.24
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired

Valentijn Overeem

RINGS

1999.05.22
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Kiyoshi Tamura

RINGS

1999.03.20
Loss | Decision

Ricardo Morais

RINGS

1999.02.21
Win | Submission

Hans Nijman

RINGS

1998.12.23
Win | Decision

Lee Hasdell

NOTS 2

1998.10.11
Win | Decision

Sander MacKilljan

RINGS

1998.06.27
Win | KO/TKO

Lee Hasdell

RINGS

1998.05.29

Hiromitsu Kanehara News View All

When looking at MMA fighters who have transcended the sport it does not take very long for the... (1 year ago)
One of mixed martial arts’ longest reigning superstars, former UFC light heavyweight champion ... (almost 2 years ago)
In a prelim fight as part of UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson, Japan's Riki Fukuda (17-5; 0-1 UFC)... (over 2 years ago)
Alistair Overeem was just 23 years old, a light heavyweight wielding a big wooden hammer befor... (almost 3 years ago)
On Sat., Nov. 19, 2011, two men who are larger than life in the mixed martial arts (MMA) wor... (almost 3 years ago)
On Sat., Nov. 19, 2011, two men who are larger than life in the mixed martial arts (MMA) wor... (almost 3 years ago)
  • MMA Junkie : USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, Sept. 23: Hunt cracks top 5
  • MMAFighting.com : Invicta FC 9 fight card finalized
  • MMA Weekly : A Contrite Jon Jones Apologizes for Brawl at NAC Hearing
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 178 pre-fight facts: Johnson, Cerrone, Poirier rule divisional record books
  • MMA Weekly : He’s Back! Nate Diaz Returns vs. Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX
  • MMA Junkie : UFC lightweight contenders Alvarez, Cerrone have two different plans of attack
  • MMA Junkie : UFC's Mark Hunt and Josh Barnett are apparently ready for a rematch
  • MMA Junkie : Eddie Gordon vs. Josh Samman added to UFC 181 in Las Vegas
  • MMA Weekly : Daniel Cormier Happy with NAC Hearing Results Regarding Media Day Brawl
  • Middle Easy : Prepare Your Middle Fingers -- Nate Diaz Returns on December 13th
  • MMA Junkie : Photo: UFC champ Chris Weidman’s hand in cast after UFC 181 scratch
  • MMAFighting.com : Nate Diaz ends holdout, meets Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 13
  • MMA Junkie : Nate Diaz vs. Rafael Dos Anjos set as co-main event of UFC on FOX 13
  • MMA Weekly : Daniel Cormier is Happy with NAC Hearing Results Regarding Media Day Brawl
  • MMAFighting.com : Tuesday’s NAC hearing fell somewhere between fact and fiction
  • MMA Junkie : Video: Daniel Cormier tells NSAC that prior bad blood likely sparked Jones brawl
  • Middle Easy : This GTAV PS4 looks sleek, beautiful, yellow
  • MMAFighting.com : The MMA Hour - 248 - Mark Hunt
  • MMAFighting.com : Wanderlei Silva reacts to NAC lifetime ban: ‘War is just beginning, sons of b-----s’
  • MMA Junkie : Chico Camus vs. Brad Pickett set for UFC Fight Night 57 (updated)