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Pro Record

"Moon Wolf"

26-17-2

Rumina Sato

Rumina "Moon Wolf" Sato

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  • Name: Rumina Sato
  • Professional MMA Record: 26-17-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Moon Wolf
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 40 | Date of Birth: 1973.12.29
  • Last Fight: December 24, 2012 in VTJ
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: N/A
  • Affiliation: Roots
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan
  • Personal Pages:

Rumina Sato Wiki Update Wiki

Rumina Sato is a long time veteran of MMA and is a legend of the Shooto organization. He has mostly fought in the 155 division but has recently dropped to the 145 weight class. Sato holds notable wins against Yves Edwards and Bao Quach. Rumina has  gone up against other top fighters such as Caol Uno, Takanori Gomi, Gilbert Melendez, Hatsu Hioki, and Masakatsu Ueda among others. 



Sato is known for his aggressive style. Standing up he wings strikes and even throws up submissions, on the mat he is relentless with his submission attempts. His most well known fight is his 5 second flying armbar victory over Charles Diaz. Sato has also competed in many grappling competitions. He won in a grappling superfight at the UFC 100 Fan Expo Grappler's Quest by defeating Ulysses Gomez by submission. In the 2000 ADCC, Sato went up against Tito Ortiz. Sato ended up losing by North-South Choke against the much larger Ortiz.   
The Shooto legend is returning to the scene of his first venture outside the Shooto organisation when he faces off against Hideo Tokoro as Vale Tudo Japan 2012.

Last updated 12.21.2012, 4:35 PM ET
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Rumina Sato MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:39 Round 1 of 3

Hideo Tokoro
26-16-2 30-25-2

VTJ 1st
Main Event | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2012.12.24
Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch

Nico Verresen

Shooto

2011.11.05
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick

Masakatsu Ueda

Shooto

2011.07.18
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Ryota Matsune

Shooto

2010.05.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Corey Grant

Vale Tudo Japan

2009.10.30
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Takeshi Inoue

Shooto

2009.05.10
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Hatsu Hioki

Shooto

2008.11.29
Loss | Submission | Choke

Akitoshi Tamura

Shooto

2008.05.03
Loss | Submission | Choke

Hideki Kadowaki

Shooto

2007.09.22
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Augusto Frota

Shooto

2007.03.16
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Antonio Carvalho

Shooto

2006.02.17
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury

Gilbert Melendez

Shooto

2005.08.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Makoto Ishikawa

Shooto

2005.03.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Katsuya Toida

Shooto

2004.12.14
Win | Submission | Armlock

Bao Quach

Shooto

2004.07.09
Win | Submission | Choke

Erikas Petraitis

Shooto

2004.05.03
Loss | Submission | Choke

Alexandre Franca Nogueira

Shooto

2003.12.14
Win | Submission | Leglock

Ryan Ackerman

Shooto

2003.06.27
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Joachim Hansen

Shooto

2003.03.18
Draw

Takumi Nakayama

Shooto

2002.11.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Javier Vazquez

Shooto

2002.06.29
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Takanori Gomi

Shooto

2001.12.16
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Marcio Barbosa

Shooto

2001.08.26
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch

Caol Uno

Shooto

2000.12.17
Win | Unanimous

Takuya Kuwabara

Shooto

2000.08.27
Win | Submission | Choke

Yves Edwards

Icon Sport

2000.04.15
Win | Submission | Leglock

Rafael Cordeiro

Vale Tudo Japan

1999.12.11
Win | Submission | Leglock

Phil Johns

Shooto

1999.10.29
Loss | Submission | Choke

Caol Uno

Shooto

1999.05.29
Win | Submission | Armlock
0:06 Round 1 of 2

Charles Diaz
12-2-1 0-0-0

Shooto : Devilock Fighters
Main Card | Welterweight | 70 kg

1999.01.15
#61 Greatest Submission of All Time
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes

Andre Pederneiras

Vale Tudo Japan

1998.10.25
Win | Submission | Armlock

Michael Buell

Shooto

1998.04.26
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Joel Gerson

Shooto

1998.03.01
Win | Submission | Armlock

John Lewis

Vale Tudo Japan

1997.11.29
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Maurice Corty

Shooto

1997.10.12
Win | Submission | Armlock

Alan Fried

Shooto

1997.08.27
Win | Submission | Leglock

Ali Mihoubi

Shooto

1997.04.06
Win | Submission | Leglock

Ricardo Botelho

Shooto

1997.01.18
Draw

John Lewis

Vale Tudo Japan

1996.07.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Kyuhei Ueno

Shooto

1996.03.05
Win | Submission | Armlock

Masato Suzuki

Shooto

1996.01.20
Win | Submission

Isamu Osugi

Shooto

1995.09.26
Win | Submission | Armlock

Ron Balicki

Shooto

1995.07.29
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Katsuaki Yano

Shooto

1995.06.04
Win | Submission

Michael McAuliffe

Shooto

1994.11.07

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