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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
  • Gym/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 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

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:39 Round 1 of 3
Hideo Tokoro
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
VTJ 1st
Main Event | Bantamweight | 61 kg
2012.12.24
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
Shooto : Devilock Fighters
Main Card | Welterweight | 70 kg
1999.01.15
#64 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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