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Akira Shoji

Akira "Mr. Pride" Shoji

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Fighter Details

  • Given Name: 小路 晃, Shoji Akira
  • Pro MMA Record: 14-17-5 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Mr. Pride
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 45 | Date of Birth: 1974.01.31
  • Last Fight: April 21, 2011 in DEEP
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: N/A
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Japan
  • Fighting out of: Osaka, Japan
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While he sports more losses than wins, Akira Shoji is one of the more enduring figures in the history of Pride FC and Japanese mixed martial arts. In addition to his participation in most of the early Pride FC events, Shoji was known for his relentless fighting spirit and his graciousness and appreciation of the fans.


Shoji was renowned for his never-say-die attitude in the ring. In the MMA documentary "The Smashing Machine," it was revealed that, before each one of his professional fights, Shoji cleaned his house and prepared his will in case he was killed during competition.

Akira has the unique distinction of being the only fighter to fight in both the first and last Pride event. He also fought the most fights in the organization hence, the nickname.

Last updated 12.30.2016, 11:21 AM ET
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