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Hiromitsu Kanehara

Hiromitsu Kanehara
  • Given Name: 金原 弘光, Kanehara Hiromitsu
  • MMA Record: 19-26-5 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 47 | Date of Birth: 1970.10.05
  • Last Fight: December 22, 2012 in DEEP
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 200.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Rings Kanehara Dojo
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Owariasahi, Aichi, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Owariasahi, Aichi, Japan
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Hiromitsu Kanehara MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision
Custom Rules Bout

Jp Yuki Kondo

Jp Japan Regional

2013.03.09
Loss | Submission | Choke
0:46 Round 3 of 3, 6:46 Total

Jp Ryuta Sakurai
19-25-5 22-17-6

Jp DEEP Haleo Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2012.12.22
Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Draw | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Yuki Sasaki
19-25-4 23-20-1

Jp GRABAKA Live! 2
Co-Main Event

2012.10.27
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Jp Yusuke Sakashita
19-24-4 8-2-0

Jp DEEP Cage Impact 2012: Tokyo
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2012.04.07
Draw | Decision | Majority
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Jp Daijiro Matsui
19-24-3 12-24-5

Jp DEEP 57 Impact
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 93 kg

2012.02.18
Referee: Samio Kimura
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Jp Hideto Tatsumi
19-23-3 1-1-0

Jp Deep 54 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2011.06.24
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Jp Hiroki Sato
18-23-3 5-3-2

Jp Deep 51 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2010.12.11
Draw
5:00 Round 2 of 2, 10:00 Total

Kr Young Choi
18-23-2 12-8-1

Jp Deep 49 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2010.08.27
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Riki Fukuda
18-22-2 15-4-0

Jp Deep 46 Impact
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 84 kg

2010.02.28
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:25 Round 1 of 2

Jp Makoto Miyazawa
17-22-2 3-2-4

Jp Deep 44 Impact
Main Card | Catchweight | 87 kg

2009.10.10
Draw
5:00 Round 2 of 2, 10:00 Total

Jp Ryuta Sakurai
17-22-1 18-15-4

Jp Deep 42 Impact
Main Card | Middleweight | 84 kg

2009.06.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:02 Round 2 of 2, 8:02 Total

Jp Kenji Nagai
16-22-1 6-8-2

Jp Deep 41 Impact
Main Card | Catchweight | 85 kg

2009.04.16
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Ichiro Kanai

Jp Pancrase

2008.10.01
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Keiichiro Yamamiya

Jp Pancrase

2008.06.01
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Izuru Takeuchi

Jp Pancrase

2008.03.26
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Ryo Kawamura

Jp Pancrase

2007.03.18
Loss | Submission | Armlock
0:49 Round 1 of 3

Br Marcelo Brito
16-17-1 4-1-0

Jp MARS 5: Marching On
Main Card | 85 kg | 85 kg

2006.10.28
Win | Submission | Leglock

Ruslan Abdulkhamidov

Jp Japan Regional

2006.08.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Kestutis Arbocius

Jp Pancrase

2006.04.09
Loss | Decision | Majority
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

De Chalid Arrab
15-15-1 6-3-0

Kr K-1 HERO'S 2005 in Seoul
Main Card | Catchweight | 198 lbs

2005.11.05
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Yuki Kondo

Jp Pancrase

2005.10.02
Loss | KO/TKO

Iouri Bekichev

Ru Fighting Network RINGS

2005.08.20
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
1:40 Round 1 of 3

Br Maurício Rua
15-12-1 7-1-0

Jp Pride 29: Fists of Fire
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2005.02.20
Weigh-In: 200.0 lbs (90.7 kgs) | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
3:52 Round 2 of 3, 13:52 Total

Nl Alistair Overeem
15-11-1 18-4-0

Jp Pride 28: High Octane
Main Card | Heavyweight

2004.10.31
Weigh-In: 200.0 lbs (90.7 kgs) | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Hr Mirko Filipović
15-10-1 9-2-2

Jp Pride Bushido 3
Main Card | Heavyweight

2004.05.23
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired
3:40 Round 1 of 3

Br Wanderlei Silva
15-9-1 20-3-1

Jp Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Middleweight | 93 kg

2002.11.24
Odds: +350 (Moderate Underdog) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Draw

Ru Mikhail Illoukhine

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

2002.02.15
Win | Decision | Split

Gb Paul Cahoon

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

2001.12.21
Win | KO/TKO

Kelly Jacobs

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

2001.10.20
Loss | Decision | Majority

Us Matt Hughes

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

2001.08.11
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Br Ricardo Arona

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

2001.06.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Dave Menne

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

2001.02.24
Loss | Submission | Choke

Br Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

2001.02.24
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Br Alexandre Ferreira

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

2000.12.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Tom Sauer

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

2000.12.22
Win | Decision | Split

Us Josh Hall

Us Fighting Network RINGS

2000.07.22
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Adrian Serrano

Us Fighting Network RINGS

2000.07.22
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Br Renato Sobral

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

2000.06.15
Loss | Decision | Majority

Br Mario Sperry

Jp Japan Regional

2000.05.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Nl Valentijn Overeem

Nl Fighting Network RINGS

2000.02.06
Win | Decision | Majority

Us Jeremy Horn

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1999.10.28
Loss | Decision | Majority

Us Dan Henderson

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1999.10.28
Win | Decision

Jp Wataru Sakata

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1999.08.19
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Masayuki Naruse

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1999.06.24
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired

Nl Valentijn Overeem

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1999.05.22
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Jp Kiyoshi Tamura

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1999.03.20
Loss | Decision

Br Ricardo Morais

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1999.02.21
Win | Submission

Nl Hans Nijman

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1998.12.23
Win | Decision

Gb Lee Hasdell

Gb United Kingdom Regional

1998.10.11
Win | Decision

Sander MacKilljan

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1998.06.27
Win | KO/TKO

Gb Lee Hasdell

Jp Fighting Network RINGS

1998.05.29

Hiromitsu Kanehara Wiki Update Wiki

Hiromitsu Kanehara is a former pro-wrestler and retired Japanese mixed martial artist of Korean descent. Kanehara was born on October 5, 1970 in Owariasahi, Aichi, Japan. Kanehara spent most of his mixed martial arts career competing in the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions.

 

Before competing in MMA, Kanehara fought in shoot style pro-wrestling. He made his debut on December 22, 1991 in the UWF International. Kanehara made the UWF-I his home promotion for the majority of the early part of his pro-wrestling career. Kanehara never broke out in the UWF-I though as he was mostly kept at the bottom of the card wrestling mostly in the first matches of the cards. In 1992, Kanehara went to Thailand to train in Muay Thai. After some Muay Thai training in Thailand, Kanehara fought on various occasions in kickboxing fights in the UWF-I.

 

Kanehara also participated in pro-wrestling matches in New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

 

When the UWF-I closed, Kanehara transferred over to RINGS where he fought in shoot style pro-wrestling matches and where he began his mixed martial arts career when RINGS turned into a full contact MMA organization. During his time in RINGS, Kanehara found a lot of success as he defeated fighters such as veteran Jeremy Horn and Dave Menne. In RINGS Kanehara also gained a lot of experience as he fought a serious of tough competition such as the likes of Kiyoshi Tamura, Dan Henderson, Renato Sobral, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Ricardo Arona and Matt Hughes.

 

After a long run in RINGS, Kanehara began fighting for PRIDE where his career began to loss steam, yet he continuously fought top competition such as Wanderlei Silva who he fought in his PRIDE debut, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Alistair Overeem and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.


Despite the setback suffered in PRIDE, Kanehara continued fighting and he transferred over to Pancrase where his setback continued.


After his run in Pancrase, Kanehara went on to fight in DEEP where he found a little more success than he had in PRIDE and Pancrase, but the wear and tear his body had already taken wasn’t enough for him to return again into top form.

 

Kanehara announced his retirement from combat sports and he announced he would be retiring on March 9, 2013 at a U-SPIRIT event called “again.” In his retirement fight, Kanehara choose Pancrase fighter, Yuki Kondo who already had a previous victory over him in Pancrase. The fight was pushed under Pancrase rules with the point system and was pushed a real fight, but much of the card was suspicious of being a fixed shoot style pro-wrestling fight, however it cannot be proven if it was a fixed shoot style pro-wrestling match or a real fight. Either way, Kanehara lost the fight by decision due to points.

 

Albeit losing steam after his RINGS career, Kanehara never backed down from a fight and continuously fought top competition pretty much in every promotion he fought as he always fought the best opponents available for him even if it was a mismatch.

Last updated 03.19.2013, 11:45 PM ET
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