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"Pugnus"

17-7-1

Mizuto Hirota

Mizuto "Pugnus" Hirota
  • Given Name: 廣田瑞人, Hirota Mizuto
  • MMA Record: 17-7-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Pugnus
  • Current Streak: 4 Wins
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1981.05.05
  • Last Fight: July 27, 2015 in TUF
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: CAVE
  • Height: 5'7" (171cm) | Reach: 67.0" (170cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $5,136 USD
  • Born: Isahaya, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Sumo, Boxing, Judo

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Former Sengoku Lightweight Champion Mizuto Hirota was on the receiving end of one of the most brutal submission finishes in MMA history, but after sitting out for a year and a half after having his arm broken, Hirota has had a resurgence in his MMA career.

Hirota is known mainly as a boxer with some wrestling skill, scoring eight of his 14 victories by KO/TKO. After defeating Satoru Kitaoka to win the Sengoku title, he would then fight Shinya Aoki at Dynamite!! 2009. There was bad blood between the two, as Aoki was out to get revenge for his teammate who had just suffered a loss to Hirota. Aoki caught Hirota in a hammerlock, but Hirota refused to submit. Aoki then brutally broke Hirota's arm, and then proceeded to give Hirota the finger after the win. After this, Hirota would not fight again for over a year and a half. However, when he returned, he would win two fights against Katsunori Kikuno and Seichi Ikemoto, which would earn him a fight for Strikeforce against Pat Healy.

Hirota surprised many when he gave Healy a very tough fight in his U.S. debut. However, he would lose a decision to the veteran, in a fight that some thought Hirota deserved to win. As Strikeforce folded, Hirota would be brought into the UFC as a featherweight. In Hirota's featherweight debut, he would lose a unanimous decision to BJJ wizard Rani Yahya. Hirota proved to be a tough customer on the ground, not only by fending off a tight arm triangle choke from Yahya, but even coming very close to landing an armbar from his back against the one time ADCC champ.


Hirota would lose in his final UFC appearance, when he dropped a split decision to Rodrigo Damm at UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum on June 8, 2013. Hirota was subsequently released from the UFC.


Hirota would take nearly a year off following his defeat to Damm, returning on April 29, 2014 to face Daisuke Nakamura at DEEP: 66 Impact. He would defeat Nakamura via unanimous decision, earning his first win in a little over two years. It was the beginning of a three fight win streak for Hirota, who would go on to beat Masakazu Imanari via TKO at DEEP: 69 Impact on OCtober 26, 2014; his third win of the year came next against Kyu Hwa Kim at DEEP - DREAM Impact 2014: Omisoka Special. Hirota would win the fight via TKO.

Last updated 07.03.2015, 3:12 PM ET
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Mizuto Hirota MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Majority
Exhibition Bout
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Nobumitsu Osawa
17-7-1 8-3-0

Road to UFC: Japan
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2015.07.27
Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO
0:33 Round 2 of 3, 5:33 Total

Kyu Hwa Kim
16-7-1 3-3-0

DEEP DREAM Impact: Omisoka Special
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2014.12.31
Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Hiroyuki Takaya DEEP DREAM Impact 2014.12.31
Reason: Takaya Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:38 Round 2 of 3, 6:38 Total

Masakazu Imanari
15-7-1 28-13-2

DEEP 69 Impact
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 66 kg

2014.10.26
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Daisuke Nakamura
14-7-1 27-14-0

DEEP 66 Impact
Main Card | 68 kg | 68 kg

2014.04.29
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Rodrigo Damm
14-6-1 10-6-0

UFC on FUEL TV 10: Nogueira vs. Werdum 2
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.06.08
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Rani Yahya
14-5-1 17-7-0

UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2013.03.02
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Cancelled Bout Jorge Gurgel Strikeforce 2012.09.29
Reason: Event Cancelled
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Pat Healy
14-4-1 24-16-0

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.07.14
Odds: +410 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $5,136 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dave Hagen
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Seichi Ikemoto
13-4-1 20-17-5

DEEP 57 Impact
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 70 kg

2012.02.18
Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Katsunori Kikuno
12-4-1 15-3-2

Deep 55 Impact
Main Card | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 70 kg

2011.08.26
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
1:17 Round 1 of 3

Shinya Aoki
12-3-1 22-4-0

Fields Dynamite!! 2009
Main Card | Lightweight

2009.12.31
Odds: +293 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 152.0 lbs (68.9 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
#19 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Knees
2:50 Round 4 of 5, 17:50 Total

Satoru Kitaoka
11-3-1 25-8-9

Sengoku 9
Main Card | Title Challenge | Lightweight | 70 kg

2009.08.02
Odds: +325 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Samio Kimura
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Mitsuhiro Ishida
10-3-1 18-4-1

Shooto

2009.05.10
Draw

Katsuya Inoue

Valkyrie

2009.02.28
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kazunori Yokota
10-2-0 8-1-3

Sengoku 6
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 70 kg

2008.11.01
Odds: -203 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Samio Kimura
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:25 Round 2 of 3, 9:25 Total

Ryan Schultz
9-2-0 21-9-1

Sengoku 4
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 70 kg

2008.08.24
Odds: +318 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 154.1 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Tomonari Kanomata

Valkyrie

2008.04.05
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Johnny Frachey

Valkyrie

2008.02.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Doo Ki Shin

Valkyrie

2007.12.01
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Ganjo Tentsuku

Shooto

2007.08.05
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Takashi Nakakura

Shooto

2007.02.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jin Kazeta

Shooto

2006.05.12
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Danilo Cherman

Shooto

2006.02.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Kabuto Kokage

Shooto

2005.12.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Yoshihiro Koyama

Shooto

2005.09.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Hiroaki Okada

Shooto

2005.06.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Masaaki Yamamori

Shooto

2005.02.06

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