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Refereed by Yuji Shimada

Though far less recognizable by name to North American fight fans than UFC mainstays "Big" John McCarthy, Herb Dean and others, Japan's Yuji Shimada is one of professional MMA's most accomplished and experienced referees, with more than a decade of officiating title bouts and other high profile matchups to his credit.

Shimada served as head official for Japan's defunct Pride FC promotion, where from its inaugural 1997 event forward he presided over some of MM's biggest matchups, including Rickson Gracie vs. Nobuhiko Takada at Pride 1, Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Royce Gracie at the Pride 2000 Grand Prix Finals, and the championship bouts between Wanderlei Silva and Quinton Jackson at Pride 28, Fedor Emelianenko and "Minotauro" Nogueira at Pride Shockwave 2004, and many others. Shimada continued to referee under the DREAM and Fields promotions.

Refereed by Yuji Shimada

Bout   Event   Date   Org
Waylon Lowe vs. Mateusz Teodorczuk Abu Dhabi Warriors 2 2015.03.26
Mike Kyle vs. Baga Agaev Abu Dhabi Warriors 2 2015.03.26
Jesse Ronson vs. Gadji Zaipulaev Abu Dhabi Warriors 2 2015.03.26
Ya Wei Wang vs. Li Gen ONE FC 24 2014.12.19
Li Kai Wen vs. Ya Wei Wang ONE FC 24 2014.12.19
Wang Wei vs. Liu Xu ONE FC 24 2014.12.19
Xian Ji vs. Yadong Song ONE FC 24 2014.12.19
Michał Pasternak vs. Rafael Silva ONE FC 24 2014.12.19
Jake Butler vs. Sylvain Potard ONE FC 23 2014.12.05
Kevin Belingon vs. Koetsu Okazaki ONE FC 23 2014.12.05
Jujeath Nagaowa vs. Tharoth Sam ONE FC 23 2014.12.05
Timofey Nastyukhin vs. Eduard Folayang ONE FC 23 2014.12.05
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Dae Hwan Kim ONE FC 23 2014.12.05
Christophe Vandijck vs. Dwayne Hinds ONE FC 22 2014.11.07
Luis Santos vs. Bakhtiyar Abbasov ONE FC 22 2014.11.07
Martin Nguyen vs. Rocky Batolbatol ONE FC 22 2014.11.07
Jeff Huang vs. Zuli Silawanto ONE FC 22 2014.11.07
Igor Svirid vs. Leandro Ataides ONE FC 22 2014.11.07
Ev Ting vs. Edward Kelly ONE FC 21 2014.10.17
Stephen Langdown vs. Raymond Tan ONE FC 21 2014.10.17
Marat Gafurov vs. Robert Lisita ONE FC 21 2014.10.17
Bashir Ahmad vs. Tanaphong Khunhankaew ONE FC 21 2014.10.17
Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Koji Oishi ONE FC 19 2014.08.29
Shinya Aoki vs. Kamal Shalorus ONE FC 19 2014.08.29
Roger Huerta vs. Christian Holley ONE FC 19 2014.08.29
Ann Osman vs. Ana Julaton ONE FC 19 2014.08.29
Mohammad Walid vs. Vaughn Donayre ONE FC 19 2014.08.29
Herbert Burns vs. Hiroshige Tanaka ONE FC 19 2014.08.29
Eric Kelly vs. Robert Lisita ONE FC 18 2014.07.11
Koji Ando vs. Rafael Nunes ONE FC 18 2014.07.11
Sung Ming Yen vs. Nicholas Lee ONE FC 18 2014.07.11
Eliot Corley vs. Rayner Kinsiong ONE FC 18 2014.07.11
Jake Butler vs. Mohamed Ali ONE FC 18 2014.07.11
Fransino Tirta vs. Sami Amin ONE FC 17 2014.06.14
Adriano Moraes vs. Kosuke Suzuki ONE FC 17 2014.06.14
Gianni Subba vs. Ruel Catalan ONE FC 17 2014.06.14
Ev Ting vs. Yohan Mulia Legowo ONE FC 17 2014.06.14
Mohammad Sotounzadeh vs. Zuli Silawanto ONE FC 17 2014.06.14
Ben Askren vs. Bakhtiyar Abbasov ONE FC 16 2014.05.30
Vincent Latoel vs. Eddie Ng ONE FC 16 2014.05.30
Major Overall vs. Bruno Pucci ONE FC 16 2014.05.30
Radeem Rahman vs. Raymond Tan ONE FC 16 2014.05.30
Casey Suire vs. Stephen Langdown ONE FC 16 2014.05.30
Eduard Folayang vs. Kotetsu Boku ONE FC 15 2014.05.02
Eugene Toquero vs. Gianni Subba ONE FC 15 2014.05.02
Robert Lisita vs. Yusuke Kawanago II ONE FC 15 2014.05.02
Leandro Ataides vs. Tatsuya Mizuno ONE FC 15 2014.05.02
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Masakatsu Ueda ONE FC 15 2014.05.02
Yuta Watanabe vs. Taisuke Okuno DEEP 66 Impact 2014.04.29
Herbert Burns vs. Harris Sarmiento ONE FC 14 2014.03.14
Nobutatsu Suzuki vs. Brock Larson ONE FC 14 2014.03.14
Dae Hwan Kim vs. Kevin Belingon ONE FC 14 2014.03.14
Kotetsu Boku vs. Arnaud Lepont ONE FC 14 2014.03.14
Andrew Leone vs. Shinichi Kojima ONE FC 14 2014.03.14
Ruel Catalan vs. Khim Dima ONE FC 13 2013.12.06
Koji Oishi vs. Honorio Banario II ONE FC 13 2013.12.06
Eduard Folayang vs. Vincent Latoel ONE FC 13 2013.12.06
Vuyisile Colossa vs. Caros Fodor ONE FC 13 2013.12.06
Paul Cheng vs. Alain Ngalani ONE FC 13 2013.12.06
Yusup Saadulaev vs. Adriano Moraes ONE FC 12 2013.11.15
Leandro Ataides vs. Brayan Rafiq ONE FC 12 2013.11.15
Peter Davis vs. Alaa Mazloum ONE FC 12 2013.11.15
Saiful Merican vs. Tok Sophon ONE FC 12 2013.11.15
Sylvain Potard vs. Jake Butler ONE FC 11 2013.10.18
Shannon Wiratchai vs. Mitch Chilson II ONE FC 11 2013.10.18
Sherilyn Lim vs. Ann Osman ONE FC 11 2013.10.18
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Soo Chul Kim ONE FC 11 2013.10.18
Eddie Ng vs. Peter Davis ONE FC 11 2013.10.18
Jake Butler vs. James Kouame ONE FC 10 2013.09.13
Almiro Barros vs. Kian Pham ONE FC 10 2013.09.13
Max Metino vs. Long Sophy ONE FC 10 2013.09.13
Caros Fodor vs. Seung Ho Yang ONE FC 10 2013.09.13
Bruno Pucci vs. Bashir Ahmad ONE FC 10 2013.09.13
Vuyisile Colossa vs. Kotetsu Boku ONE FC 10 2013.09.13
Lowen Tynanes vs. Felipe Enomoto ONE FC 9 2013.05.31
Masakatsu Ueda vs. Kevin Belingon ONE FC 9 2013.05.31
Kamal Shalorus vs. Eduard Folayang ONE FC 9 2013.05.31
Koji Oishi vs. Honorio Banario ONE FC 9 2013.05.31
Yasuhiro Urushitani vs. Rey Docyogen ONE FC 9 2013.05.31
Shinya Aoki vs. Kotetsu Boku ONE FC 8 2013.04.05
Leandro Issa vs. Yusup Saadulaev ONE FC 8 2013.04.05
Brock Larson vs. Melvin Manhoef ONE FC 8 2013.04.05
Eddie Ng vs. Arnaud Lepont ONE FC 8 2013.04.05
Jake Butler vs. Swain Cangco ONE FC 8 2013.04.05
Adam Kayoom vs. Zuli Silawanto ONE FC 7 2013.02.02
Peter Davis vs. Leo Krishna ONE FC 7 2013.02.02
Honorio Banario vs. Eric Kelly ONE FC 7 2013.02.02
Jian Kai Chee vs. AJ Lias Mansor ONE FC 7 2013.02.02
Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Hiroyuki Takaya Dream 18 2012.12.31
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda Dream 18 2012.12.31
Will Brooks vs. Satoru Kitaoka Dream 18 2012.12.31
Shyam Prasad vs. Bhabajeet Choudhury Super Fight League 13 2012.12.14
Bharat Khandare vs. Narender Grewal Super Fight League 13 2012.12.14
Jamshed Khan vs. Rouhollah Eidehlouei Super Fight League 13 2012.12.14
Warren De Reuck vs. Mohamed Hassan Badawy Super Fight League 13 2012.12.14
Nikola Janjić vs. Vikas Singh Super Fight League 10 2012.11.23
Abhijeet Petkar vs. Sanjay Jha Super Fight League 10 2012.11.23
Jimmy Ambriz vs. Mohamed Abdel Karim Super Fight League 10 2012.11.23
Jagdish Kumar vs. Shaikh Mohammed-Farhan Super Fight League 10 2012.11.23
Monika Mallik vs. Gurleen Kaur Super Fight League 9 2012.11.16
Santosh Kumar vs. Sachin Mahanta Super Fight League 9 2012.11.16
Bhabajeet Choudhury vs. Jamshed Khan Super Fight League 9 2012.11.16
Amr Fathee Wahman vs. Baz Mohammad Super Fight League 9 2012.11.16
Sanja Sucevic vs. Irene Cabello Super Fight League 4 2012.10.12
Irfan Khan vs. Kaushik Sen Super Fight League 4 2012.10.12
Kultar Gill vs. Amr Fathee Wahman Super Fight League 4 2012.10.12
Bhabajeet Choudhury vs. Charanjit Singh Super Fight League 4 2012.10.12
Kotetsu Boku vs. Zorobabel Moreira Jr. ONE FC 6 2012.10.06
Kevin Belingon vs. Yusup Saadulaev ONE FC 6 2012.10.06
Melvin Manhoef vs. Ryo Kawamura ONE FC 6 2012.10.06
Mitch Chilson vs. Ngabdi Mulyadi ONE FC 6 2012.10.06
Shinya Aoki vs. Arnaud Lepont ONE FC 6 2012.10.06
Honorio Banario vs. Andrew Benibe ONE FC 5 2012.08.31
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tim Sylvia IV ONE FC 5 2012.08.31
Rolles Gracie vs. Tony Bonello ONE FC 5 2012.08.31
Phil Baroni vs. Rodrigo Ribeiro ONE FC 5 2012.08.31
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Gustavo Falciroli ONE FC 5 2012.08.31
Soo Chul Kim vs. Kevin Belingon ONE FC 5 2012.08.31
Leandro Issa vs. Masakazu Imanari ONE FC 4 2012.06.23
Zorobabel Moreira Jr. vs. Roger Huerta ONE FC 4 2012.06.23
Renato Sobral vs. Tatsuya Mizuno ONE FC 4 2012.06.23
Mitch Chilson vs. AJ Lias Mansor ONE FC 4 2012.06.23
Arnaud Lepont vs. Brian Choi ONE FC 4 2012.06.23
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Pedro Rizzo M-1 Global 2012.06.21
Ramazan Emeev vs. Albert Duraev M-1 Global 2012.06.21
Marat Gafurov vs. Mairbek Taisumov M-1 Global 2012.06.21
Kultar Gill vs. Quinton Arendse Super Fight League 3 2012.05.06
Zelg Galešić vs. Doug Marshall Super Fight League 3 2012.05.06
Joanne Calderwood vs. Lena Ovchynnikova Super Fight League 3 2012.05.06
Lak Sekhon vs. Vladimir Biandov Super Fight League 3 2012.05.06
Bharat Khandare vs. Soro Ismael Super Fight League 2 2012.04.07
Colleen Schneider vs. Cherie Buck Super Fight League 2 2012.04.07
Alexander Shlemenko vs. Ikuhisa Minowa Super Fight League 2 2012.04.07
Ricky Sahni vs. Salika Senanayake Super Fight League 2 2012.04.07
Long Yun Jiang vs. Yodsanan Sityodtong ONE FC 3 2012.03.31
Masakazu Imanari vs. Kevin Belingon ONE FC 3 2012.03.31
Fabricio Monteiro vs. Yuya Shirai ONE FC 3 2012.03.31
Zorobabel Moreira Jr. vs. Felipe Enomoto ONE FC 3 2012.03.31
Danny van Bergen vs. Richie Whitson ONE FC 3 2012.03.31
Melvin Manhoef vs. Yoshiyuki Nakanishi ONE FC 3 2012.03.31
Bae Yong Kwon vs. Honorio Banario ONE FC 2 2012.02.11
Geje Eustaquio vs. Alex Silva ONE FC 2 2012.02.11
Rolles Gracie vs. Bob Sapp ONE FC 2 2012.02.11
Peter Davis vs. Ngabdi Mulyadi ONE FC 2 2012.02.11
Rustam Khabilov vs. Rodrigo Ribeiro ONE FC 2 2012.02.11
Patrick Cummins vs. Tasi Edwards ProElite 3 2012.01.21
Richard Odoms vs. Jake Heun ProElite 3 2012.01.21
Kendall Grove vs. Ikuhisa Minowa ProElite 3 2012.01.21
Sara McMann vs. Hitomi Akano ProElite 3 2012.01.21
Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Takeshi Inoue Dream 2011.12.31

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