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"Minowaman"

60-37-8

Ikuhisa Minowa

"Minowaman" Ikuhisa Minowa

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  • Given Name: 美濃輪育久, Minowa Ikuhisa
  • Professional MMA Record: 60-37-8 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Minowaman
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 38 | Date of Birth: 1976.01.12
  • Last Fight: August 23, 2014 in IGF
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 183.2 lbs
  • Affiliation: Freelance
  • Height: 5'9" (175cm) | Reach: 70.5" (179cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Hashima, Gifu, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  Promoter
  • Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan
  • Personal Pages: Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: Toyama College of Health and Science
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling

Ikuhisa Minowa Wiki Update Wiki

Ikuhisa Minowa may not have the most impressive professional record at first glance, having lost almost half of his fights, but upon closer inspection, his record is dotted with some of the biggest names in the history of the sport. During his time with Pride, Dream, K-1, and other Japan-based promotions, Minowa has stepped into the ring with the likes of Evan Tanner, Semmy Schilt, Chris Lytle, Paulo Filho, Ricardo Almeida, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Wanderlei Silva, Kazushi Sakuraba, and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.


While he was incredibly inconsistent during the first half of his career, Minowa has evolved—through sheer ring experience—into one of the most respected and dangerous submission specialists in Japan, as he often overcomes extreme physical disadvantages by catching larger opponents in leg locks. Minowaman will never be a world-beater, but he likely has the record for combined weight of previous opposition, and the fan favorite fighter has never shied away from a challenge.


In short, count this man among those you can never count out.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:07 PM ET
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Ikuhisa Minowa MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
0:59 Round 2 of 2, 5:59 Total

Shinichi Suzukawa
60-36-8 0-2-0

IGF 2
Co-Main Event | Open Weight

2014.08.23
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
4:42 Round 1 of 3

Jung Kyo Park
60-35-8 4-5-0

Road FC 15
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2014.05.31
Weigh-In: 183.204 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock
0:15 Round 1 of 2

Goran Jettingstad
59-35-8 0-0-0

IGF 1
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 84 kg

2014.04.05
Win | KO/TKO
3:47 Round 1 of 3

Atsushi Sawada
58-35-8 0-0-0

Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013
Main Card | Open Weight

2013.12.31
Referee: Ryogaku Wada
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:38 Round 1 of 3

Hoon Kim
57-35-8 9-9-1

Road FC 13: Nam vs. Kume 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.10.12
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:55 Round 3 of 3, 10:55 Total

Hye Seok Son
57-34-8 3-5-0

Road FC 11
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.04.13
Cancelled Bout Eun Soo Lee Road FC 11 2013.04.13
Reason: Lee Injury
Win | Submission | Leglock
3:18 Round 1 of 3

Bor Bratovz
56-34-8 6-2-0

Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2012
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2012.12.31
Weigh-In: 184.086 lbs
Win | Submission | Shoulder
4:59 Round 1 of 3

Jin Soo Yuk
55-34-8 0-2-0

Road FC 9: Beatdown
Co-Main Event | Open Weight

2012.09.15
Loss | KO/TKO | Knee
2:20 Round 1 of 3

Alexander Shlemenko
55-33-8 44-7-0

Super Fight League 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.04.07
Weigh-In: 184.086 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Shigeki Tsuchiya

GLADIATOR

2012.03.11
Win | Submission | Choke

Toshihiro Koyama

GLADIATOR

2012.02.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kendall Grove
53-32-8 13-9-0

ProElite 3: Da' Sypder vs. Minowaman
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2012.01.21
Odds: +305 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Armlock

Dev Kumar Ghimire

GLADIATOR

2011.12.18
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Young Woo Yoo

GLADIATOR

2011.10.30
Win | Submission | Shoulder
4:39 Round 1 of 3

Baru Harn
50-32-8 1-1-0

Dream 17
Main Card | Heavyweight | 120 kg

2011.09.24
Weigh-In: 191.802 lbs
Win | Submission | Head

Jair Gomes

GLADIATOR

2011.08.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Carlos Toyota

HEAT

2011.06.05
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:50 Round 3 of 3, 12:50 Total

Hiroshi Izumi
48-31-8 3-1-0

Fields Dynamite!! 2010
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 93 kg

2010.12.31
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 192.904 lbs | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Win | Submission
2:07 Round 1 of 3

Chang Hee Kim
47-31-8 0-1-0

Deep 50 Impact
Main Card | Open Weight

2010.10.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Satoshi Ishii
47-30-8 1-1-0

Dream 16
Main Card | Heavyweight

2010.09.25
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 194.007 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Cancelled Bout James Thompson Dream 16 2010.09.25
Reason: Bout Changed By Dream
Win | Submission | Choke
4:16 Round 1 of 3

Imani Lee
46-30-8 1-2-0

Dream 14
Main Card | Super Heavyweight

2010.05.29
Weigh-In: 193.6 lbs | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | Submission | Leglock
2:42 Round 2 of 2, 12:42 Total

Jimmy Ambriz
45-30-8 14-12-1

Dream 13
Main Card | Heavyweight

2010.03.22
Weigh-In: 196.2 lbs | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:29 Round 3 of 3, 18:29 Total

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
44-30-8 7-5-0

Fields Dynamite!! 2009
Main Card | Tournament Finals

2009.12.31
Odds: +283 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 201.0 lbs | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:27 Round 2 of 2, 11:27 Total

Hong Man Choi
43-30-8 2-2-0

Dream 11: Featherweight & Superhulk GP Finale
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

2009.10.06
Odds: +154 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 192.9 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:15 Round 1 of 2

Bob Sapp
42-30-8 10-3-1

Dream 9: Featherweight GP 2009 Second Round
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

2009.05.26
Odds: +167 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 196.1 lbs | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Katsuyori Shibata
42-29-8 2-6-1

Dream 8: Welterweight GP 2009 First Round
Main Card | Catchweight | 88 kg

2009.04.05
Odds: -478 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 191.4 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:01 Round 1 of 2

Errol Zimmerman
41-29-8 0-0-0

Fields Dynamite!! 2008
Main Card | Heavyweight

2008.12.31
Weigh-In: 201.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Leglock
0:52 Round 1 of 2

Masakatsu Funaki
41-28-8 39-13-1

Dream 6: Middleweight GP 2008 Finals
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 93 kg

2008.09.23
Odds: -315 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 193.4 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Leglock

Don Frye

DEEP

2008.08.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Taiei Kin
40-27-8 2-2-0

Dream 2: Middleweight GP 2008 First Round
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 84 kg

2008.04.29
Odds: -388 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:25 Round 1 of 2

Kwan Bum Lee
39-27-8 0-0-0

Dream 1: Lightweight GP 2008 First Round
Main Card | Heavyweight

2008.03.15
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired

Zuluzinho

K-1

2007.12.31
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Min Soo Kim

K-1

2007.10.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:42 Round 2 of 3, 5:42 Total

Kevin Casey
38-25-8 0-0-0

K-1: HERO'S Tournament Final
Main Card

2007.09.17
Win | Submission

Seung Hyun Choi

HEAT

2007.08.11
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Min Seok Heo

DEEP

2007.07.23
Loss | KO/TKO | Kicks
1:18 Round 1 of 3

Kiyoshi Tamura
36-24-8 28-12-3

Pride Shockwave 2006
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2006.12.31
Odds: -115 (Near Even)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mike Polchlopek
35-24-8 1-0-0

Pride Bushido 13: Bushido Survival Finals
Main Card | Heavyweight

2006.11.05
Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:25 Round 1 of 2

Eric Esch
34-24-8 6-1-1

Pride Bushido 12: Bushido Survival 2nd Round
Main Card | Super Heavyweight

2006.08.26
Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Leglock

Hyun Gab Park

DEEP

2006.05.24
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:10 Round 1 of 2

Mirko Filipovic
33-23-8 17-4-2

Pride Total Elimination Absolute
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16

2006.05.05
Odds: +400 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 181.0 lbs | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
2:23 Round 1 of 2

Paulo Cesar Silva
32-23-8 1-5-0

Pride Bushido 10
Main Card | Super Heavyweight

2006.04.02
Weigh-In: 181.0 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | Submission | Leglock

Dave Legeno

Cage Rage

2006.02.04
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
9:59 Round 1 of 3

Kazushi Sakuraba
31-22-8 18-9-1

Pride Shockwave 2005
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2005.12.31
Weigh-In: 181.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
#90 Greatest Submission of All Time
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
9:51 Round 1 of 2

Murilo Bustamante
30-21-8 10-4-1

Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 83 kg

2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Phil Baroni
30-21-8 8-5-0

Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 83 kg

2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Leglock
3:11 Round 1 of 2

Kimo Leopoldo
29-21-8 10-4-1

Pride Bushido 8
Main Card | Heavyweight

2005.07.17
Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | KO/TKO | Kicks
2:04 Round 2 of 2, 12:04 Total

Phil Baroni
29-20-8 6-5-0

Pride Bushido 7
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2005.05.22
Weigh-In: 181.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:10 Round 1 of 2

Gilbert Yvel
28-20-8 27-10-1

Pride Bushido 6
Main Card | Heavyweight

2005.04.03
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Leglock
0:27 Round 1 of 3

Stefan Leko
27-20-8 0-1-0

Pride Shockwave 2004
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2004.12.31
Weigh-In: 190.0 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | Decision
2 Rounds

Tomoaki Ueyama
25-20-8 0-0-0

Pride Bushido 5
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2004.10.14
Win | Decision | Split

Ryuki Ueyama
25-20-8 9-7-4

Pride Bushido 5

2004.10.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:23 Round 1 of 2

Kenichi Yamamoto
24-20-8 4-6-2

Pride Bushido 4
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2004.07.19
Win | Submission | Choke

Eduard Churakov

GLADIATOR

2004.06.26
Loss | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ryan Gracie
23-19-8 3-2-0

Pride Bushido 3
Main Event | Welterweight | 83 kg

2004.05.23
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:09 Round 1 of 2

Wanderlei Silva
23-18-8 24-3-1

Pride Bushido 2
Main Event | Middleweight | 93 kg

2004.02.15
Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:05 Round 2 of 3, 11:05 Total

Quinton Jackson
23-17-8 19-4-0

Pride Shockwave 2003
Main Card | Light Heavyweight

2003.12.31
Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission

Silmar Rodrigo

BSF

2003.09.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Ricardo Almeida

Pancrase

2003.02.16
Win | Decision | Majority

Yuki Sasaki

Pancrase

2002.11.30
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kiyoshi Tamura
21-15-8 23-10-3

Deep 6 Impact
Main Event | Open Weight

2002.09.07
Loss | Decision | Majority

Mitsuyoshi Sato

Pancrase

2002.05.28
Draw | Majority

Yoshinori Momose

Pancrase

2002.03.25
Win | Submission | Armlock

Kazuki Okubo

DEEP

2001.12.23
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Hiroshi Shibata

Pancrase

2001.12.01
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury

Sanae Kikuta

Pancrase

2001.09.30
Win | Submission | Choke

Kenji Akiyama

Pancrase

2001.07.29
Win | Submission | Leglock

Yuki Sasaki

Pancrase

2001.05.13
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Paulo Filho

Pancrase

2001.03.31
Draw

Ricardo Liborio

DEEP

2001.01.08
Win | Submission | Armlock

Magomed Ismailov

Pancrase

2000.12.04
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Keiichiro Yamamiya

Pancrase

2000.09.24
Win | Submission | Leglock

Brian Gassaway

Pancrase

2000.09.24
Win | Submission | Armlock

Tony Ross

Pancrase

2000.07.23
Win | Submission | Leglock

Masaya Kojima

Pancrase

2000.07.23
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
2:02 Round 3 of 3, 12:02 Total

Joe Slick
12-11-6 14-2-3

UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3
Main Card | Middleweight | 90 kg

2000.04.14
Weigh-In: 179.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke

Ichio Matsubara

Pancrase

2000.02.27
Draw

Chris Lytle

Pancrase

1999.12.18
Win | Submission | Leglock

Adrian Serrano

Pancrase

1999.10.25
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Semmy Schilt

Pancrase

1999.09.18
Win | Submission | Choke

Daiju Takase

Pancrase

1999.08.01
Win | Submission | Choke

Minoru Toyonaga

Pancrase

1999.08.01
Win | Submission | Choke

Daisuke Watanabe

Pancrase

1999.08.01
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jason DeLucia

Pancrase

1999.06.11
Draw

Osami Shibuya

Pancrase

1999.05.23
Draw

Susumu Yamasaki

Daidojuku

1999.04.08
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Kosei Kubota

Pancrase

1999.03.09
Win | Decision | Majority

Daisuke Ishii

Pancrase

1999.02.11
Win | Submission | Armlock

Daisuke Watanabe

Pancrase

1999.01.19
Win | Submission | Armlock

Satoshi Hasegawa

Pancrase

1998.11.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Daisuke Ishii

Pancrase

1998.10.26
Draw | Unanimous

Travis Fulton

Pancrase

1998.10.04
Loss | Submission | Choke

Evan Tanner

Pancrase

1998.07.07
Draw | Split

Kosei Kubota

Pancrase

1998.06.21
Win | Decision

Adrian Serrano

Pancrase

1998.06.02
Loss | Decision | Majority

Satoshi Hasegawa

Pancrase

1998.04.26
Loss | Submission

Satoshi Hasegawa

Pancrase

1998.01.16
Loss | Submission | Choke

Jason DeLucia

Pancrase

1997.12.20
Loss | Decision

Osami Shibuya

Pancrase

1997.11.16
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Takafumi Ito

Pancrase

1997.10.29
Draw | Majority

Kosei Kubota

Pancrase

1997.09.06
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Yuki Kondo

Pancrase

1997.08.09
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Satoshi Hasegawa

Pancrase

1997.07.21
Win | Submission | Leglock

Haygar Chin

Pancrase

1997.07.20
Loss | Decision

Yuzo Tateishi

Lumax Cup

1996.03.30

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