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Rumina Sato

Rumina "Moon Wolf" Sato

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  • Name: Rumina Sato
  • MMA Record: 26-17-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Moon Wolf
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 42 | 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
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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

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

Jp VTJ 1st
Main Event | Bantamweight | 61 kg

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

Be Nico Verresen

Jp Shooto

2011.11.05
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick

Jp Masakatsu Ueda

Jp Shooto

2011.07.18
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Jp Ryota Matsune

Jp Shooto

2010.05.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Corey Grant

Jp Vale Tudo Japan

2009.10.30
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Takeshi Inoue

Jp Shooto

2009.05.10
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Hatsu Hioki

Jp Shooto

2008.11.29
Loss | Submission | Choke

Jp Akitoshi Tamura

Jp Shooto

2008.05.03
Loss | Submission | Choke

Jp Hideki Kadowaki

Jp Shooto

2007.09.22
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Augusto Frota

Jp Shooto

2007.03.16
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Ca Antonio Carvalho

Jp Shooto

2006.02.17
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Gilbert Melendez

Jp Shooto

2005.08.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Makoto Ishikawa

Jp Shooto

2005.03.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Jp Katsuya Toida

Jp Shooto

2004.12.14
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Bao Quach

Us Shooto

2004.07.09
Win | Submission | Choke

Lt Erikas Petraitis

Jp Shooto

2004.05.03
Loss | Submission | Choke

Br Alexandre Franca Nogueira

Jp Shooto

2003.12.14
Win | Submission | Leglock

Us Ryan Ackerman

Jp Shooto

2003.06.27
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

No Joachim Hansen

Jp Shooto

2003.03.18
Draw

Jp Takumi Nakayama

Jp Shooto

2002.11.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Cu Javier Vazquez

Jp Shooto

2002.06.29
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Takanori Gomi
18-4-1 9-0-0

Jp Shooto
Main Card | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 70 kg

2001.12.16
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Marcio Barbosa

Jp Shooto

2001.08.26
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
2:21 Round 1 of 3

Jp Caol Uno
17-3-1 11-3-2

Jp Shooto

2000.12.17
Win | Unanimous

Jp Takuya Kuwabara

Jp Shooto

2000.08.27
Win | Submission | Choke

Bs Yves Edwards

Us Icon Sport

2000.04.15
Win | Submission | Leglock

Rafael Cordeiro

Jp Vale Tudo Japan

1999.12.11
Win | Submission | Leglock

Us Phil Johns

Jp Shooto

1999.10.29
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:02 Round 3 of 3, 14:02 Total

Jp Caol Uno
13-2-1 8-2-1

Jp Shooto

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

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

Jp Shooto: Devilock Fighters
Main Card | Welterweight | 70 kg

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

Br Andre Pederneiras

Jp Vale Tudo Japan

1998.10.25
Win | Submission | Armlock

Michael Buell

Jp Shooto

1998.04.26
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Joel Gerson

Jp Shooto

1998.03.01
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us John Lewis

Jp Vale Tudo Japan

1997.11.29
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Maurice Corty

Jp Shooto

1997.10.12
Win | Submission | Armlock

Alan Fried

Jp Shooto

1997.08.27
Win | Submission | Leglock

Ali Mihoubi

Jp Shooto

1997.04.06
Win | Submission | Leglock

Ricardo Botelho

Jp Shooto

1997.01.18
Draw

Us John Lewis

Jp Vale Tudo Japan

1996.07.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Kyuhei Ueno

Jp Shooto

1996.03.05
Win | Submission | Armlock

Jp Masato Suzuki

Jp Shooto

1996.01.20
Win | Submission

Isamu Osugi

Jp Shooto

1995.09.26
Win | Submission | Armlock

Ron Balicki

Jp Shooto

1995.07.29
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Katsuaki Yano

Jp Shooto

1995.06.04
Win | Submission

Michael McAuliffe

Jp Shooto

1994.11.07

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