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Ryuta Sakurai

Ryuta Sakurai

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  • Name: Ryuta Sakurai
  • Professional MMA Record: 24-18-6 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 42 | Date of Birth: 1971.09.18
  • Last Fight: December 07, 2013 in KSW
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Gym/Affiliation: N/A
  • Born: Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Japan
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Ryuta Sakurai Wiki Update Wiki

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.

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Ryuta Sakurai MMA Fight Record

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:03 Round 1 of 3
Mamed Khalidov
Ref: Tomasz Bronder
KSW 25: Khalidov vs. Sakurai 2
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2013.12.07
Odds: +700 Huge Underdog | Weigh-In: 184.968 lbs
Win | KO/TKO
1:00 Round 1 of 3
Yuji Sakuragi
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
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
DEEP Haleo Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg
2012.12.22
Loss | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Kazuhiro Nakamura
DEEP 60 Impact
Main Event | Middleweight | 84 kg
2012.10.19
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Katsuyori Shibata DEEP 2011.08.26
Win | Submission | Armlock Yoshiyuki Nakanishi DEEP 2011.02.24
Loss | KO/TKO | Knees Riki Fukuda DEEP 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 Hosea Ware DEEP 2009.10.10
Draw Hiromitsu Kanehara DEEP 2009.06.30
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches Riki Fukuda DEEP 2009.02.20
Win | Decision | Split Sojiro Orui DEEP 2008.10.23
Win | Submission | Armlock Kozo Urita DEEP 2008.08.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous Young Choi DEEP 2008.05.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Riki Fukuda DEEP 2008.02.22
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Eiji Ishikawa DEEP 2007.10.10
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch Murilo Bustamante DEEP 2007.04.13
Loss | Decision | Majority Ryo Chonan DEEP 2007.02.16
Win | Submission | Shoulder Geovani Pereira DEEP 2006.12.20
Win | Submission | Armlock Xavier Foupa-Pokam DEEP 2006.08.04
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury Ryo Chonan DEEP 2006.02.05
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:49 Round 1 of 2
Paulo Filho
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Alternate | 83 kg
2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock Yasuhito Namekawa DEEP 2005.07.08
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Murilo Bustamante
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Pride Bushido 6
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg
2005.04.03
Weigh-In: 180.8 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Ryuki Ueyama DEEP 2004.12.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous David Bielkheden Shooto 2004.07.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Yushin Okami
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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