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Akihiro Gono

Akihiro "The Magic Man" Gono

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  • Given Name: 郷野聡寛, Gono Akihiro
  • MMA Record: 35-21-8 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Magic Man
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 42 | Date of Birth: 1974.10.07
  • Last Fight: April 28, 2017 in F2N
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 159.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: GRABAKA
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $83,000 USD
  • Born: Higashikurume, Tokyo, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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Akihiro Gono MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Jp Akira Okada
35-21-8 11-5-3

Jp Pancrase 290
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2017.10.08
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:56 Round 3 of 3, 11:56 Total

Br Killys Mota
35-20-8 9-0-0

Br Fight2Night 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 154 lbs

2017.04.28
Referee: Osiris Maia
Cancelled Bout Jang Yong Kim Gleamon FC 1 2017.02.25
Win | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Kg Akhmat Akhmedov
34-20-8 0-0-0

Jp Real 5
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 71 kg

2016.06.12
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:42 Round 2 of 3, 7:42 Total

Sk Miroslav Štrbák
34-19-8 12-5-1

Jp WSOF Global Championship 2: Japan
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 70 kg

2016.02.07
Weigh-In: 159.0 lbs (72.1 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous
Shootboxing Bout

Jp Yuki Sakamoto

Jp Shoot Boxing 30th Anniversary: GROUND ZERO TOKYO 2015
Main Card | Lightweight | 71 kg

2015.12.01
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br André de Jesus
33-19-8 8-8-0

Br The Hill Fighters 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 154 lbs

2014.07.12
Win | Submission | Choke
4:42 Round 3 of 3, 14:42 Total

Br Eduardo Garvon
32-19-8 4-0-1

Br The Hill Fighters 1
Main Event | Lightweight | 154 lbs

2014.05.01
Referee: Osiris Maia
Draw | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Yuki Okano
32-19-7 7-5-0

Jp DEEP Cage Impact 2013
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2013.11.24
Weigh-In: 169.1 lbs (76.7 kgs)
Loss | KO/TKO
2:07 Round 2 of 2, 7:07 Total

Jp Taisuke Okuno
32-18-7 11-7-2

Jp DEEP 62 Impact
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2013.04.26
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:56 Round 1 of 3

Us Michael Chandler
32-17-7 9-0-0

Ca Bellator 67
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.05.04
Odds: +700 (Huge Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.6 lbs (70.6 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Daisuke Nakamura
32-16-7 24-13-0

Jp DEEP 57 Impact
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2012.02.18
Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mn Narantungalag Jadambaa
32-15-7 4-2-0

Jp Sengoku 14
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2010.08.22
Odds: -800 (Huge Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Se Diego Gonzalez
31-15-7 13-3-0

Jp Sengoku 12
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2010.03.07
Odds: -423 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 167.6 lbs (76.0 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:56 Round 2 of 3, 13:56 Total

Jp Hayato Sakurai
30-15-7 35-9-2

Jp Fields Dynamite!! 2009
Main Card | Welterweight

2009.12.31
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 167.5 lbs (76.0 kgs) | Referee: Samio Kimura
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kr Yoon Young Kim
29-15-7 11-4-0

Jp Sengoku 11
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2009.11.07
Odds: -440 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 167.6 lbs (76.0 kgs) | Referee: Tomoki Matsumiya
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
2:50 Round 3 of 3, 12:50 Total

Us Dan Hornbuckle
29-14-7 17-2-0

Jp Sengoku 9
Main Card | Welterweight | 77 kg

2009.08.02
Odds: -475 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 167.2 lbs (75.8 kgs) | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
#61 Biggest Upset of All Time
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jon Fitch
29-13-7 18-3-0

Us UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.01.31
Odds: +458 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Dan Hardy
29-12-7 19-6-0

Gb UFC 89: Bisping vs Leben
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.10.18
Odds: -311 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Jon Fitch UFC 82 2008.03.01
Reason: Gono Hand Injury
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:19 Round 2 of 3, 8:19 Total

Us Tamdan McCrory
28-12-7 9-0-0

Us UFC 78: Validation
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.11.17
Odds: -213 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $55,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 78 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Yuki Kondo
27-12-7 46-18-6

Jp Pride Shockwave 2006
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2006.12.31
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite)
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Denis Kang
27-11-7 25-7-1

Jp Pride Bushido 13: Bushido Survival Finals
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 83 kg

2006.11.05
Odds: +200 (Moderate Underdog) | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:24 Round 2 of 2, 14:24 Total

Nl Gegard Mousasi
26-11-7 13-1-1

Jp Pride Bushido 12: Bushido Survival 2nd Round
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 83 kg

2006.08.26
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs) | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cu Hector Lombard
25-11-7 5-0-0

Jp Pride Bushido 11: Bushido Survival
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 83 kg

2006.06.04
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs) | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | Submission | Armlock
9:00 Round 1 of 2

Kr Dae Won Kim
24-11-7 9-2-0

Jp Pride Bushido 10
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2006.04.02
Odds: -800 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs) | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
7:58 Round 1 of 2

Us Dan Henderson
23-10-7 16-4-0

Jp Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 83 kg

2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs) | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Daniel Acácio
23-10-7 10-1-0

Jp Pride Bushido 9
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 83 kg

2005.09.25
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs) | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Crosley Gracie
22-10-7 2-0-0

Jp Pride Bushido 7
Main Card | Welterweight | 83 kg

2005.05.22
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs) | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Tim McKenzie

Jp Pancrase

2004.11.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Jp Tsuyoshi Kurihara

Jp Pancrase

2004.06.22
Loss | KO/TKO | Kicks
9:04 Round 1 of 2

Br Maurício Rua
20-9-7 5-1-0

Jp Pride Bushido 2
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2004.02.15
Weigh-In: 189.6 lbs (86.0 kgs) | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Nilson de Castro

Jp Pancrase

2003.11.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Jp Daisuke Watanabe

Jp Pancrase

2003.10.31
Win | Disqualificaton

Nilson de Castro

Jp Pancrase

2003.08.31
Win | Decision | Majority

Br Flavio Luiz Moura

Jp Pancrase

2003.05.18
Win | Decision | Majority
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Au Chris Haseman
15-9-7 19-14-0

Jp ZST 2: The Battlefield 2
Main Card | Heavyweight | 105 kg

2003.03.09
Draw

Us Chael Sonnen

Jp Pancrase

2003.02.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Keiichiro Yamamiya

Jp Pancrase

2002.12.21
Draw | Unanimous

Jp Osami Shibuya

Jp Pancrase

2002.08.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Kosei Kubota

Jp Pancrase

2002.05.11
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired

Jp Yuki Kondo

Jp Pancrase

2001.12.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Keiichiro Yamamiya

Jp Pancrase

2001.10.30
Draw
5:00 Round 3 of 3, 15:00 Total

Us Dustin Denes
12-8-4 0-0-0

Jp Deep 2 Impact
Main Card

2001.08.18
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Jp Daisuke Watanabe

Jp Pancrase

2001.06.26
Draw

Br Murilo Rua

Jp Shooto

2001.05.01
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Ca Ivan Salaverry

Jp Shooto

2001.01.19
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Masanori Suda

Jp Shooto

2000.11.12
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Tw Andy Wang

Jp Shooto

2000.05.22
Draw

Larry Papadopoulos

Jp Shooto

2000.01.14
Loss | Decision | Majority

Ca Lance Gibson Sr.

Us Icon Sport

1999.09.07
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Matt Hughes

Jp Shooto

1999.05.29
Draw
5:00 Round 3 of 3, 15:00 Total

Marcos da Silva
8-6-1 0-0-0

Jp Shooto: Devilock Fighters
Main Card | Middleweight | 77 kg

1999.01.15
Win | Submission | Armlock

Adriano de Souza

Jp Shooto

1998.11.27
Win | Submission | Armlock

Matt Rocca

Jp Shooto

1998.04.26
Loss | Decision | Split

Larry Papadopoulos

Jp Shooto

1997.10.12
Draw

Jp Jutaro Nakao

Jp Shooto

1997.06.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Tsunemichi Nagano

Jp Japan Regional

1997.03.11
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Masato Fujiwara

Jp Shooto

1997.01.18
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Jp Kazuhiro Kusayanagi

Jp Shooto

1996.10.04
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Masanori Suda

Jp Shooto

1996.07.28
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Us Todd Bjornethun

Jp Shooto

1996.05.07
Win | Submission | Leglock

Yasushi Warita

Jp Japan Regional

1996.03.30
Loss | Decision

Jp Kazunari Murakami

Jp Japan Regional

1996.03.30
Win | Decision | Majority

Jp Tatsuharu Doi

Jp Japan Regional

1996.02.17
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Us Egan Inoue

Jp Japan Regional

1995.10.13
Win | KO/TKO

Jp Kazunari Murakami

Jp Japan Regional

1995.10.13
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Jp Yasunori Okuda

Jp Japan Regional

1994.04.23

Akihiro Gono Wiki Update Wiki

Though he did not reach the highest pinnacles of the sport, Akihiro Gono, sometimes referred to as “The Japanese Sensation,” holds career victories over some of its best fighters, including Hector Lombard, Gegard Mousasi, and Hayato Sakurai. Since turning professional in 1994, Gono has grown into one of the most experienced and respected Japanese fighters in the world, gaining widespread admiration for his willingness to take fights with much larger men, including Matt Hughes, Murilo Rua, Chael Sonnen, Mauricio Rua, and Dan Henderson.

 

In addition to his abilities inside the cage, Gono is best known for his exotic ring entrances, often coming out with a choreographed dance routine and usually sporting a fake Afro. During his career, Gono has competed for the best mixed martial arts promotions in history, including Pride FC and the UFC. He was released from the UFC in 2009 following a string of losses to tough opposition, but was soon picked up by Sengoku, where he became a regular participant.

 

On May 4, 2012 after suffering defeat at the hands of Michael Chandler at a Bellator event, Gono announced his retirement from the sport at the post-fight press conference. Gono would return however at Deep: 62 Impact to face Taisuke Okuno. He would lose by KO/TKO in the 2nd round.


Following his defeat to Okuno, Gono next competed against Yuki Okano at DEEP: 62nd Impact on April 26, 2013. The bout would go the distance and end in a split draw. 


Gono would then win his first fight in almost four years when he defeated Eduardo Garvon via arm-triangle choke at THF: The Hill Fighters 1 on May 1, 2014. Gono would win his second fight in a row at THF: The Hill Fighters 2 on July 12, 2014, when he bested Andre de Jesus via split decision.

Last updated 07.03.2015, 3:11 PM ET
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