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Masakatsu Funaki

Masakatsu Funaki

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  • Name: Masakatsu Funaki
  • MMA Record: 40-13-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 49 | Date of Birth: 1969.03.13
  • Last Fight: September 23, 2008 in DREAM
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 198.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Arms
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Japan
  • Fighting out of: Aomori, Japan
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Masakatsu Funaki MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Draw
Wrestling Bout

Ru Volk Han

Jp RINGS/The Outsider: Volk Han Retirement Match
Main Event

2012.12.16
Win | Submission | Leglock
0:52 Round 1 of 2

Jp Ikuhisa Minowa
39-13-1 41-28-8

Jp Dream 6: Middleweight GP 2008 Finals
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 93 kg

2008.09.23
Odds: +245 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 198.0 lbs (89.8 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:57 Round 1 of 2

Jp Kiyoshi Tamura
39-12-1 30-13-3

Jp Dream 2: Middleweight GP 2008 First Round
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 84 kg

2008.04.29
Odds: +163 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 184.1 lbs (83.5 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
6:25 Round 1 of 3

Jp Kazushi Sakuraba
39-11-1 22-9-1

Jp K-1

2007.12.31
Loss | Submission | Choke

Br Rickson Gracie

Jp Japan Regional

2000.05.26
Win | Submission | Punches

Us Tony Petarra

Jp Pancrase

1999.09.18
Draw

Br Ebenezer Fontes Braga

Jp Pancrase

1999.04.18
Win | Submission | Punches

Us John Renken

Jp Pancrase

1998.12.19
Loss | Decision

Jp Kiuma Kunioku

Jp Pancrase

1998.10.26
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch

Nl Semmy Schilt

Jp Pancrase

1998.09.14
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Osami Shibuya

Jp Pancrase

1998.07.26
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Guy Mezger

Jp Pancrase

1998.04.26
Win | Decision

Nl Semmy Schilt

Jp Pancrase

1998.03.18
Win | Submission | Shoulder

Katsuomi Inagaki

Jp Pancrase

1998.02.06
Win | Submission

Jp Takaku Fuke

Jp Pancrase

1998.02.06
Win | Submission

Jp Yuki Kondo

Jp Pancrase

1997.12.20
Win | Submission

Us Jason Godsey

Jp Pancrase

1997.11.16
Win | Submission

Us Guy Mezger

Jp Pancrase

1997.09.06
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Osami Shibuya

Jp Pancrase

1997.07.20
Win | Submission | Leglock

Wes Gassaway

Jp Pancrase

1997.06.30
Loss | Submission | Choke

Jp Yuki Kondo

Jp Pancrase

1997.04.27
Win | Submission

Paul Lazenby

Jp Pancrase

1997.03.22
Win | Submission | Leglock

Nl Semmy Schilt

Jp Pancrase

1997.02.22
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Jason DeLucia

Jp Pancrase

1996.12.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Yuki Kondo

Jp Pancrase

1996.11.09
Loss | KO/TKO

Nl Bas Rutten

Jp Pancrase

1996.09.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Takafumi Ito

Jp Pancrase

1996.07.23
Win | Submission | Leglock

Us Vernon White

Jp Pancrase

1996.06.25
Win | Submission | Choke

August Smisl

Jp Pancrase

1996.05.16
Win | Submission | Leglock

Katsuomi Inagaki

Jp Pancrase

1996.03.02
Win | KO/TKO | Armlock

Jp Ryushi Yanagisawa

Jp Pancrase

1996.01.28
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Takaku Fuke

Jp Pancrase

1995.12.14
Loss | Submission

Us Frank Shamrock

Jp Pancrase

1995.11.04
Win | Submission | Leglock

Us Guy Mezger

Jp Pancrase

1995.09.01
Win | Submission | Leglock

Nl Leon Van Dijk

Jp Pancrase

1995.07.23
Win | Submission | Leglock

Gregory Smit

Jp Pancrase

1995.06.13
Win | Submission

Alex Cook

Jp Pancrase

1995.05.13
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Jp Manabu Yamada

Jp Pancrase

1995.04.08
Win | Submission | Leglock

Us Frank Shamrock

Jp Pancrase

1995.03.10
Win | Submission | Leglock

Us Jason DeLucia

Jp Pancrase

1995.01.26
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Ken Shamrock

Jp Pancrase

1994.12.17
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Todd Bjornethun

Jp Pancrase

1994.12.16
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Vernon White

Jp Pancrase

1994.12.16
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Minoru Suzuki

Jp Pancrase

1994.10.15
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Ken Shamrock

Jp Pancrase

1994.09.01
Win | Submission | Leglock

Scott Sollivan

Jp Pancrase

1994.07.26
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Us Jason DeLucia

Jp Pancrase

1994.07.06
Win | Submission | Choke

Gregory Smit

Jp Pancrase

1994.05.31
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Takaku Fuke

Jp Pancrase

1994.04.21
Win | KO/TKO

Us Vernon White

Jp Pancrase

1994.03.12
Win | Submission

Nl Bas Rutten

Jp Pancrase

1994.01.19
Win | KO/TKO

Jp Kazuo Takahashi

Jp Pancrase

1993.12.08
Win | Submission | Armlock

Nl Cees Bezems

Jp Pancrase

1993.11.08
Win | Submission | Leglock

Jp Ryushi Yanagisawa

Jp Pancrase

1993.10.14
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Ken Shamrock

Jp Pancrase

1993.09.21

Masakatsu Funaki Wiki Update Wiki

After plying his trade and gaining widespread fame in Japan during his run in New Japan Pro Wrestling, Masakatsu Funaki made an immediate and lasting impact on the history of MMA when he co-founded Pancrase, an MMA organization that predated the UFC. In addition to his obligations as a fight promoter and founder, Funaki was also the most popular fighter in the Pancrase organization, and during his early years in the sport he defeated some of the biggest stars in the world, including both Frank and Ken Shamrock, as well as Bas Rutten.


Known predominantly for his catch wrestling style of fighting, Funaki has defeated the vast majority of his professional opponents by submission, often favoring leg locks, heel hooks, and toe holds to chokes and arm locks. Funaki was the first fighter in his own organization to become King of Pancrase two times. Funaki returned to All Japan Pro Wrestling in August of 2009, reemerging as a top star in Japanese professional wrestling.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:04 PM ET
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