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Kiichi Kunimoto

"Strasser" Kiichi Kunimoto
  • Given Name: 国本起一, Kunimoto Kiichi
  • MMA Record: 19-7-2, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Strasser
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1981.05.01
  • Last Fight: December 29, 2017 in RFF
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 165.3 lbs
  • Affiliation: Cobra Kai MMA Dojo
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $50,000 USD
  • Born: Osaka, Japan
  • Fighting out of: Osaka, Japan
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Kickboxing, Wrestling
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Kiichi Kunimoto MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Satoru Kitaoka
18-7-2 40-15-9

Jp RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round
Main Card | 75 kg (165.3 lbs)

2017.12.29
Weigh-In: 165.3 lbs (75.0 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Zak Ottow
18-6-2 14-4-0

Nz UFC Fight Night 110: Lewis vs. Hunt
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.06.10
Odds: +290 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
Cancelled Bout Warlley Alves UFC UFN 110 2017.06.10
Reason: Alves Injury
Cancelled Bout Jingliang Li UFC UFN 75 2015.09.26
Reason: Kunimoto Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:22 Round 3 of 3, 11:22 Total

Us Neil Magny
18-5-2 13-3-0

Us UFC Fight Night 60: Henderson vs. Thatch
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.02.14
Odds: +600 (Huge Underdog) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
UFC Fight Night 60 Performance of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Au Richard Walsh
17-5-2 8-1-0

Jp UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2014.09.20
Odds: -235 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel | Walkout Music: 1773 - Mr. Lawrence / Heart Music (Remix)
Win | Submission | Choke
2:52 Round 1 of 3

Br Daniel Sarafian
16-5-2 8-4-0

Ca UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.06.14
Odds: +400 (Heavy Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
UFC 174 Performance of the Night
Win | Disqualificaton
2:57 Round 1 of 3

Br Luiz Dutra Jr.
15-5-2 11-2-1

Sg UFC Fight Night 34: Saffiedine vs. Lim
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.01.04
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
Cancelled Bout Hyun Gyu Lim UFC UFN 34 2014.01.04
Reason: Lim to Main Event
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:55 Round 1 of 3

Us Edward Faaloloto
14-5-2 2-4-0

Jp HEAT 27
Main Event | Welterweight | 77 kg

2013.07.28
Weigh-In: 170.9 lbs (77.5 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke
1:56 Round 5 of 5, 21:56 Total

Jp Fumitoshi Ishikawa
13-5-2 8-0-0

Jp HEAT 26
Main Event | Title Defense | Welterweight | 77 kg

2013.03.31
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke
4:40 Round 1 of 3

Kr Gyu Myung Lee
12-5-2 3-0-0

Jp HEAT 25
Main Event | Welterweight | 77 kg

2012.11.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Kr Sung Won Son

Jp HEAT

2012.06.23
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Takenori Sato
11-4-2 13-8-6

Jp Pancrase Progress Tour 3
Main Event | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 77 kg

2012.03.11
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Yu Shiori

Jp Pancrase

2011.11.27
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Kengo Ura

Jp Pancrase

2011.05.03
Draw

Jp Seiki Ryo

Jp Pancrase

2010.08.08
Draw

Jp Tomoyoshi Iwamiya

Jp Pancrase

2010.03.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Yoshifumi Dogaki

Jp Pancrase

2009.11.08
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Hiroki Tanaka

Jp Powergate

2009.04.19
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Shingo Suzuki

Jp Pancrase

2009.02.01
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Tomoyoshi Iwamiya

Jp Pancrase

2008.10.26
No Contest

Jp Hirotaka Yoshioka

Jp Pancrase

2008.09.07
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Yu Shiori

Jp Pancrase

2008.05.25
Loss | Submission | Choke

Jp Sotaro Yamada

Jp Pancrase

2008.01.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Yuta Nakamura

Jp Pancrase

2007.09.30
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Mike O'Malley

Us Freestyle Combat Challenge

2007.09.01
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Tim Ager

Us Freestyle Combat Challenge

2007.08.11
Loss | Decision | Majority

Jp Masahiro Toryu

Jp Pancrase

2007.02.04
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Teruyoshi Aoyama

Jp Pancrase

2006.10.01
Win | Decision | Majority

Jp Arito Kishimoto

Jp Japan Regional

2006.04.29
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick

Jp Masahiro Toryu

Jp Pancrase

2006.03.19

Kiichi Kunimoto Wiki Update Wiki

Kunimoto is a Welterweight fighter in the UFC where he is currently 2-0. He has also fought in Pancrase and HEAT. He holds notable victories over Daniel Sarafian, Luiz Dutra Jr, and Kengo Ura. He trains out of Cobra Kai Dojo under Dokonjonosuke Mishima


Kunimoto was a professional skateboarder before his MMA career and he didn't get into martial arts until he was in his 20's. He earned his nickname of Strasser from none other than Dave Strasser. Kiichi was training at Dave's gym in the US and while at a BBQ he declared that Kiichi needed a fight name so he took on the Strasser name. 

 
He fought most of his early career in Pancrase where he started to make a name for himself by defeating former King of Pancrase Kengo Ura and later earned a shot at the Welterweight title, losing to fellow UFC fighter Takenori Sato

 
After losing the title match Kunimoto would head to Japan's longest running cage promotion in HEAT to prepare for possible opportunities in the UFC. He would go 4-0 with 3 submissions, win the Welterweight title, and pick up a win over former UFC and WEC fighter Edward Faaloloto

 
In late 2013 it was announced that Kunimoto had signed with the UFC and would debut at UFC Fight Night 34. He made his debut against TUF Brazil 2 member Luiz Dutra Jr.. Kunimoto would pick up a less than satisfying win after Dutra was disqualified after landing multiple elbows to the back of the head. Next he fought TUF Brazil Middleweight finalist Daniel Sarafian. Kunimoto was a heavy underdog but ended up completely dominating the fight and winning by Rear Naked Choke in the 1st round also earning a Performance of the Night bonus.

Last updated 06.24.2014, 11:31 AM ET
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