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"Minowaman"

60-36-8

Ikuhisa Minowa

"Minowaman" Ikuhisa Minowa

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  • Given Name: 美濃輪育久, Minowa Ikuhisa
  • Professional MMA Record: 60-36-8 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Minowaman
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 38 | Date of Birth: 1976.01.12
  • Last Fight: May 31, 2014 in RFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 183.2 lbs
  • Gym/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

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Shinichi Suzukawa
IGF 2
Main Card
2014.08.23
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
4:42 Round 1 of 3
Jung Kyo Park
Road FC 15
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2014.05.31
Weigh-In: 183.204 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock
0:15 Round 1 of 2
Goran Jettingstad
IGF 1
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 84 kg
2014.04.05
Win | KO/TKO
3:47 Round 1 of 3
Atsushi Sawada
Ref: Ryogaku Wada
Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013
Main Card | Open Weight
2013.12.31
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:38 Round 1 of 3
Hoon Kim
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
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
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
Road FC 9: Beatdown
Co-Main Event | Super Heavyweight
2012.09.15
Loss | KO/TKO | Knee
2:20 Round 1 of 3
Alexander Shlemenko
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Super Fight League 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2012.04.07
Weigh-In: 184.086 lbs
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
Ref: Yuji Shimada
ProElite 3: Da' Sypder vs. Minowaman
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2012.01.21
Odds: +305 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock Dev Kumar Ghimire GLADIATOR 2011.12.18
Win | Submission | Shoulder Young Woo Yu GLADIATOR 2011.10.30
Win | Submission | Shoulder
4:39 Round 1 of 3
Baru Harn
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
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
Fields Dynamite!! 2010
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 93 kg
2010.12.31
Odds: -140 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 192.904 lbs
Win | Submission Chang Hee Kim DEEP 2010.10.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Satoshi Ishii
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Dream 16
Main Card | Heavyweight
2010.09.25
Odds: +175 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 194.007 lbs
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
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Dream 14
Main Card | Super Heavyweight
2010.05.29
Weigh-In: 193.6 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock
2:42 Round 2 of 2, 12:42 Total
Jimmy Ambriz
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Dream 13
Main Card | Heavyweight
2010.03.22
Weigh-In: 196.2 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:29 Round 3 of 3, 18:29 Total
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Fields Dynamite!! 2009
Main Card | Tournament Finals
2009.12.31
Odds: +283 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 201.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:27 Round 2 of 2, 11:27 Total
Hong Man Choi
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
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Dream 9: Featherweight GP 2009 Second Round
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal
2009.05.26
Odds: +167 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 196.1 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Katsuyori Shibata
Ref: Yuji Shimada
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
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:01 Round 1 of 2
Errol Zimmerman
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
Ref: Yuji Shimada
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
Win | Submission | Leglock Don Frye DEEP 2008.08.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Taiei Kin
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi
Dream 2: Middleweight GP 2008 First Round
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 84 kg
2008.04.29
Odds: -388 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:25 Round 1 of 2
Kwan Bum Lee
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
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 Suk Heo DEEP 2007.07.23
Loss | KO/TKO | Kicks
1:18 Round 1 of 3
Kiyoshi Tamura
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
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Bushido 13: Bushido Survival Finals
Main Card | Heavyweight
2006.11.05
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:25 Round 1 of 2
Eric Esch
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Bushido 12: Bushido Survival 2nd Round
Main Card | Super Heavyweight
2006.08.26
Win | Submission | Leglock Hyun Gab Park DEEP 2006.05.24
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:10 Round 1 of 2
Mirko Filipovic
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga
Pride Total Elimination Absolute
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16
2006.05.05
Odds: +400 Heavy Underdog | Weigh-In: 181.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
2:23 Round 1 of 2
Paulo Cesar Silva
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi
Pride Bushido 10
Main Card | Super Heavyweight
2006.04.02
Weigh-In: 181.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock Dave Legeno Cage Rage 2006.02.04
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
9:59 Round 1 of 3
Kazushi Sakuraba
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Shockwave 2005
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg
2005.12.31
Weigh-In: 181.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
9:51 Round 1 of 2
Murilo Bustamante
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 83 kg
2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Phil Baroni
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 83 kg
2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock
3:11 Round 1 of 2
Kimo Leopoldo
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Bushido 8
Main Card | Heavyweight
2005.07.17
Loss | KO/TKO | Kicks
2:04 Round 2 of 2, 12:04 Total
Phil Baroni
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Bushido 7
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg
2005.05.22
Weigh-In: 181.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock
1:10 Round 1 of 2
Gilbert Yvel
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Bushido 6
Main Card | Heavyweight
2005.04.03
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Leglock
0:27 Round 1 of 3
Stefan Leko
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi
Pride Shockwave 2004
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg
2004.12.31
Weigh-In: 190.0 lbs
Win | Decision
2 Rounds
Tomoaki Ueyama
Pride Bushido 5
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg
2004.10.14
Win | Decision | Split Ryuki Ueyama
Pride Bushido 5
2004.10.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:23 Round 1 of 2
Kenichi Yamamoto
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
Pride Bushido 3
Main Event | Welterweight | 83 kg
2004.05.23
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:09 Round 1 of 2
Wanderlei Silva
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Bushido 2
Main Event | Middleweight | 93 kg
2004.02.15
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:05 Round 2 of 3, 11:05 Total
Quinton Jackson
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Shockwave 2003
Main Card | Light Heavyweight
2003.12.31
Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
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 Kiyoshi Tamura DEEP 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
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3
Main Card | Middleweight | 90 kg
2000.04.14
Weigh-In: 179.0 lbs
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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