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Yuta Sasaki

Yuta "Ulka" Sasaki
  • Given Name: 佐々木佑太, Sasaki Yuta
  • MMA Record: 20-5-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Ulka
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 28 | Date of Birth: 1989.10.07
  • Last Fight: September 22, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Flyweight | Last Weigh-In: 125.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Wajutsu Keishukai Suruga Dojo
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $100,000 USD
  • Born: Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Fighting out of: Shizuoka, Japan
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Magomed Bibulatov UFC UFN 128 2018.04.21
Reason: Bibulatov Back Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:30 Round 1 of 3

Br Jussier Formiga
20-4-2 19-5-0

Jp UFC Fight Night 117: St. Preux vs. Okami
Main Card | Flyweight | 57 kg

2017.09.22
Odds: +335 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 125.5 lbs (56.9 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | Submission | Choke
3:19 Round 2 of 3, 8:19 Total

Us Justin Scoggins
19-4-2 11-3-0

Sg UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2017.06.17
Odds: +435 (Heavy Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#35 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2017
UFC Fight Night 111 Performance of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Wilson Reis
19-3-2 21-6-0

Us UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2017.02.11
Odds: +455 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 125.4 lbs (56.9 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Wilson Reis UFC 208 2017.01.21
Reason: Event Cancelled
Draw | Decision
Exhibition Bout
1 Round

Jp Takafumi Otsuka
19-3-2 21-13-1

Jp DEEP Cage Impact 2016: DEEP vs. WSOF-GC
Co-Main Event

2016.12.17
Cancelled Bout Matheus Nicolau UFC UFN 100 2016.11.19
Reason: Nicolau Potential USADA Violation
Win | Submission | Choke
3:30 Round 2 of 3, 8:30 Total

Us Willie Gates
18-3-2 12-6-0

Nl UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2016.05.08
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs) | Referee: Rich Mitchell
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:26 Round 2 of 3, 6:26 Total

Fr Taylor Lapilus
18-2-2 9-1-0

De UFC Fight Night 69: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2015.06.20
Odds: -280 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Wolf Menninger | Walkout Music: Mishima - Ulka
Loss | Submission | Head
4:13 Round 2 of 3, 9:13 Total

Br Leandro Issa
18-1-2 12-4-0

Br UFC Fight Night 58: Machida vs. Dollaway
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.12.20
Odds: -500 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Osiris Maia
Win | Submission | Choke
1:06 Round 1 of 3

Ca Roland Delorme
17-1-2 9-3-0

Mo UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.08.23
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
UFC Fight Night 48 Performance of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
0:38 Round 1 of 2

Kr Jun Hoe Jeong
16-1-2 1-0-0

Jp DEEP Fujisan Matsuri
Main Event | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2014.05.25
Cancelled Bout Jung Gi Hong DEEP Fujisan Matsuri 2014.05.25
Win | Submission | Choke
1:46 Round 2 of 3, 6:46 Total

Jp Teruto Ishihara
15-1-2 6-1-1

Jp VTJ 4th
Main Card | 61 kg | 61 kg

2014.02.23
Weigh-In: 134.9 lbs (61.2 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke
4:35 Round 1 of 3

Jp Keisuke Fujiwara
14-1-2 15-7-4

Jp Shooto 1st Round 2014
Co-Main Event | Featherweight | 60 kg

2014.01.13
Weigh-In: 132.3 lbs (60.0 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke
1:36 Round 1 of 3

Kr Geun Do Park
13-1-2 0-0-0

Jp VTJ 3rd
Main Card | Bantamweight | 63 kg

2013.10.05
Weigh-In: 138.7 lbs (62.9 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO
0:11 Round 1 of 3

Jp Kenji Yamamoto
12-1-2 6-1-1

Jp Shooto 3rd Round 2013
Co-Main Event | Title Match | Featherweight | 60 kg

2013.07.27
Weigh-In: 132.1 lbs (59.9 kgs)
Win | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Kota Onojima
11-1-2 6-1-1

Jp Shooto Gig Tokyo Vol. 14
Main Event | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2013.04.21
Weigh-In: 132.3 lbs (60.0 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Tetsu Suzuki
10-1-2 13-10-3

Jp Shooto 1st Round 2013
Main Event | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2013.01.20
Draw | Decision | Majority
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Manabu Inoue
10-1-1 14-8-2

Jp Shooto 12th Round
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2012.11.11
Win | Submission | Choke
0:42 Round 1 of 3

Jp Teriyuki Matsumoto
9-1-1 7-5-0

Jp Shooto Gig Tokyo Vol. 10
Main Event | Featherweight | 66 kg

2012.06.30
Win | Submission | Choke
3:34 Round 2 of 3, 8:34 Total

Jp Kazuhiro Ito
8-1-1 5-8-1

Jp Shooto Gig Tokyo 9
Main Event | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2012.04.14
Referee: Toshiharu Suzuki
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Satoshi Watanabe

Jp DEEP

2012.01.29
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Guy DeLumeau

Jp Shooto

2011.09.23
Win | Decision | Majority

Jp Kosuke Kindaichi

Jp Shooto

2011.07.18
Win | Decision | Majority

Jp Yoshifumi Nakamura

Jp Shooto

2011.04.01
Draw

Jp Yusuke Kagiyama

Jp DEEP

2011.02.06
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Yo Saito

Jp Shooto

2010.12.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Motohiro Takenawa

Jp Shooto

2010.09.17
Win | Submission
1:43 Round 3 of 3, 7:43 Total

Jp Keiji Sakuta
2-0-0 2-4-0

Jp Cage Force 18
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2010.07.25
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Shinji Maeguchi

Jp Shooto

2010.06.13
Win | Submission
0:30 Round 1 of 3

Jp Atsushi Snake
0-0-0 0-1-0

Jp Cage Force 16
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2010.04.11

Yuta Sasaki Wiki Update Wiki

Ulka is a Bantamweight fighter having fought most of his career for Shooto. He is a highly regarded prospect, while his all around game is respectable it is his grappling that he is most known for having qualified for the 2013 ADCC World Championships and half of his wins coming by submission. He is often seen wearing a Tengu mask, especially during his walkouts, this mask is where he gets his nickname from as Ulka means Tengu (long nosed goblin) in Sanskrit. He holds notable victories over Keisuke Fujiwara, Kota Onojima, Hadairo, Yoshifumi Nakamura, and Yo Saito.

Ulka has been training Jiu Jitsu since a kid and wrestled 3 years in high school. He decided to start MMA after watching Gomi in PRIDE and wanted to be like him. Ulka won the Shooto Pacific Rim Featherweight Title by knocking out Kenji Yamamoto in 11 seconds. A short time later he vacated the title so he could pursue a World Title. He would win 4 more fights before the UFC took noticed and signed him to fight Roland Delorme at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau, China. Saski would impress in his debut sinking in a rear naked choke in the very first round to not only pick up his first UFC win but a Performance of the Night bonus as well.

In his spare time Ulka enjoys drawing and traveling. When he was younger he would watch pro wrestling with his brother and thoughts that what he wanted to be until he saw Takanori Gomi for Pride and realized MMA is what he wanted to do.

Last updated 09.11.2014, 8:54 AM ET
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