- Given Name: 須藤元気, Sudo Genki
- Pro MMA Record: 16-4-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: Neo-Samurai
- Current Streak: 2 Wins
- Age: 1978-03-08 | Date of Birth: 1978.03.08
- Last Fight: December 31, 2006 in K-1
- Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs
- Affiliation: Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu Club
- Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: N/A
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $16,000 USD
- Born: Koto, Tokyo, Japan
- Fighting out of: Hokkaido, Japan
- College: Takushoku University Graduate School
- Foundation Style: Greco-Roman Wrestling
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Genki "Neo Samurai" Sudo was born on Tokyo, Japan and had his first taste of the combat sports, like so many others, through high school Greco-Roman wrestling. After high school, Sudo attended college where he won the JOC Cup All Japan Junior Wrestling Championship. After college, Sudo moved to California, where he joined the Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu Club, thus beginning his MMA career.
Truly one of the performative bright spots in the history of mixed martial arts, Japanese sensation Genki Sudo was one of the most respected and well-known fighters of the early 21st century. In addition to holding career victories over standouts Nate Marquardt, Mike Thomas Brown, and Royler Gracie, Sudo was respected for his peaceful, “We are all one” philosophy of mixed martial arts competition. Before retiring in 2006, Sudo was one of the biggest stars in the famous K-1 promotion and was only finished in one professional fight throughout the entirety of his career.
Like many of his Japanese counterparts, Sudo was predominantly a savvy submission specialist, having won 75% of his professional fights by way of submission.
Genki Sudo has since retired from professional fighting. He also has a career as a musician, artist, and actor. Sudo is a practicing Buddhist, and is well known for his "We Are All One" philosophy, commonly flying a blue NATO flag with the words written across the front of it.
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Videos & Highlights
Documentary | Genki Sudo Documentary. Part 5. report dead link
Genki Sudo's documentary video in high definition. Part 5.
Documentary | Genki Sudo Documentary. Part 4. report dead link
Genki Sudo's documentary video in high definition. Part 4.
Documentary | Genki Sudo Documentary. Part 3. report dead link
Genki Sudo's documentary video in high definition. Part 3.
Documentary | Genki Sudo Documentary. Part 2. report dead link
Genki Sudo's documentary video in high definition. Part 2.
Documentary | Genki Sudo Documentary. Part 1. report dead link
Genki Sudo's documentary video in high definition. Part 1.
Highlight | "Genki Sudo - The Legend of the Samurai" Career HL Tribute by Genghis Con report dead link
MMA filmmaker Genghis Con created this Genki Sudo career tribute and highlight film showcasing "The Neo-Samurai."
Highlight | "Genki Sudo Entrance Montage" HL Vid report dead link
A highlight video of Genki Sudo's most creative ring entrances and walk-ins.
Highlight | "Genki Sudo Hightlight" by Hero1, aka Oliver Sha report dead link
MMA highlight video maker Hero1, aka Oliver Sha, gives us this Genki Sudo HL featuring Genki Sudo's best ring entrances, knockouts and submissions.