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Ryuta Sakurai

Ryuta Sakurai
  • Given Name: 桜井隆多, Sakurai Ryuta
  • Professional MMA Record: 24-19-6 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 43 | Date of Birth: 1971.09.18
  • Last Fight: October 26, 2014 in DEEP
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: R-BLOOD
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Ibaraki, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  The UG  |  Promoter
  • Fighting out of: Japan
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Ryuta Sakurai is a Japanese mixed martial artist competing in the middlweight division. Sakurai was a former DEEP Middleweight Champion, having defeated former champion Ryuki Ueyama at DEEP - 17th Impact by TKO in the first round. However, Sakurai would lose the title in his first defense against Ryo Chonan at DEEP - 23 Impact in the first round due to a cut. Years later he would fight for the title again at DEEP - 40 Impact in a rematch against rival Riki Fukuda. Sakurai would come up short again against Fukuda, this time losing via TKO in the first round.

Last updated 02.20.2013, 7:18 PM ET
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Ryuta Sakurai MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Yoshiyuki Nakanishi
24-18-6 14-3-0

DEEP 69 Impact
Main Event | Middleweight | 84 kg

2014.10.26
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:03 Round 1 of 3

Mamed Khalidov
24-17-6 27-4-2

KSW 25: Khalidov vs. Sakurai 2
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2013.12.07
Odds: +700 (Huge Underdog) | Weigh-In: 184.968 lbs | Referee: Tomasz Bronder
Win | KO/TKO
1:00 Round 1 of 3

Yuji Sakuragi
23-17-6 14-20-2

DEEP Cage Impact 2013: Korakuen Hall
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 84 kg

2013.06.15
Weigh-In: 184.968 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
0:46 Round 3 of 3, 6:46 Total

Hiromitsu Kanehara
22-17-6 19-25-5

DEEP Haleo Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2012.12.22
Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Loss | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kazuhiro Nakamura
22-16-6 15-11-0

DEEP 60 Impact
Main Event | Middleweight | 84 kg

2012.10.19
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:04 Round 2 of 3, 8:04 Total

Katsuyori Shibata
21-16-6 4-10-1

Deep 55 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2011.08.26
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:48 Round 3 of 3, 13:48 Total

Yoshiyuki Nakanishi
20-16-6 9-1-0

Deep 52 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2011.02.24
Loss | KO/TKO | Knees
0:32 Round 2 of 3, 5:32 Total

Riki Fukuda
20-15-6 16-4-0

Deep 49 Impact
Main Card | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 84 kg

2010.08.27
Draw

Mamed Khalidov

Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki

2010.05.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Hiroki Sato

DEEP

2009.12.19
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:46 Round 1 of 2

Hosea Ware
18-15-5 4-1-0

Deep 44 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2009.10.10
Draw
5:00 Round 2 of 2, 10:00 Total

Hiromitsu Kanehara
18-15-4 17-22-1

Deep 42 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2009.06.30
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:45 Round 1 of 3

Riki Fukuda
18-14-4 12-4-0

Deep 40 Impact
Co-Main Event | Tournament Finals | 84 kg

2009.02.20
Win | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Sojiro Orui
17-14-4 7-2-6

Deep 38 Impact
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 84 kg

2008.10.23
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:22 Round 1 of 2

Kozo Urita
16-14-4 10-10-2

Deep 37 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2008.08.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Young Choi
15-14-4 10-6-0

Deep 35 Impact
Main Card | Tournament Alternate | 84 kg

2008.05.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Riki Fukuda
15-13-4 8-3-0

Deep 34 Impact
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 84 kg

2008.02.22
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Eiji Ishikawa
14-13-4 15-12-2

Deep 32 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 82 kg

2007.10.10
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
3:50 Round 1 of 3

Murilo Bustamante
14-12-4 13-6-1

Deep 29 Impact
Main Event | 83 kg | 83 kg

2007.04.13
Loss | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ryo Chonan
14-11-4 12-7-0

Deep 28 Impact
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 82 kg

2007.02.16
Win | Submission | Shoulder
0:57 Round 1 of 3

Geovani Pereira
13-11-4 1-1-0

Deep 27 Impact
Co-Main Event | 83 kg | 83 kg

2006.12.20
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:47 Round 1 of 3

Xavier Foupa-Pokam
12-11-4 8-7-0

Deep 25 Impact
Main Event | 83 kg | 83 kg

2006.08.04
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
1:57 Round 1 of 3

Ryo Chonan
12-10-4 10-6-0

Deep 23 Impact
Main Event | Title Defense | Middleweight | 82 kg

2006.02.05
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:49 Round 1 of 2

Paulo Filho
12-9-4 9-0-0

Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Alternate | 83 kg

2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:40 Round 1 of 3

Yasuhito Namekawa
11-9-4 17-13-1

Deep 19 Impact
Main Event | 85 kg | 85 kg

2005.07.08
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Murilo Bustamante
11-8-4 9-4-1

Pride Bushido 6
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2005.04.03
Weigh-In: 180.8 lbs | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:40 Round 1 of 3

Ryuki Ueyama
10-8-4 9-8-4

Deep 17 Impact
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 84 kg

2004.12.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

David Bielkheden

Shooto

2004.07.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Yushin Okami
9-7-4 7-1-0

Pride Bushido 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2004.02.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Tetsuya Onose

DEEP

2004.01.22
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Hirohide Fujinuma

DEEP

2003.09.15
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Eiji Ishikawa

DEEP

2003.05.05
Win | Submission | Shoulder

John Renken

Shooto

2003.02.23
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Yuichi Nakanishi

Shooto

2003.01.24
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Jun Kitagawa

Shooto

2002.10.27
Draw

Masato Nishiguchi

Shooto

2002.08.27
Draw

Marcelo Machado

Shooto

2002.03.13
Win | Submission | Armlock

Nathan Schouteren

Shooto Europe

2001.11.04
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Shiko Yamashita

Shooto

2001.06.14
Draw

Izuru Takeuchi

Shooto

1999.11.04
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jun Kitagawa

Shooto

1999.08.04
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Yuki Sasaki

Shooto

1999.05.27
Loss | KO/TKO

Cyrille Diabate

GT

1999.03.20
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Nobuhiro Tsurumaki

Shooto

1999.01.27
Draw

Izuru Takeuchi

Shooto

1998.11.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Masashi Kita

Shooto

1998.09.18
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Masanori Suda

Lumax Cup

1997.07.27
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Hiroyuki Yoshioka

Lumax Cup

1996.03.30
Win | Decision

Katsuhisa Fujii

Lumax Cup

1996.03.30

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