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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

IGF 2
Co-Main Event | Open Weight

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

Jung Kyo Park

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

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 | Open Weight

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 Yoo

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
2:07 Round 1 of 3

Chang Hee Kim

Deep 50 Impact
Main Card | Open Weight

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 Seok 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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