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Masanori Kanehara

Masanori Kanehara
  • Given Name: 金原正徳, Kanehara Masanori
  • MMA Record: 26-13-5 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1982.11.19
  • Last Fight: December 17, 2016 in DEEP
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 134.9 lbs
  • Affiliation: Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 67.5" (171cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $28,000 USD
  • Born: Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
  • Personal Pages: Facebook  |  Official Site  |  Instagram
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Jiu-Jitsu

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Masanori Kanehara MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Th Jomhod Chuwattana
26-13-5 0-0-0

Jp DEEP Hachioji Chojin Matsuri 2018
Main Card | 66 kg | 66 kg

2018.04.01
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
Muay Thai Bout

Jp Fukashi Mizutani

Jp King of KNOCK OUT 2017
Main Card | Catchweight | 64 kg

2017.12.10
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
Muay Thai Bout

Jp Mitsuru Nakao

Jp Road To KNOCK OUT.2
Main Event | Catchweight | 64 kg

2017.07.20
Win | KO/TKO
0:30 Round 1 of 3

Au Charlie Alaniz
25-13-5 9-1-0

Jp DEEP Cage Impact 2016: DEEP vs. WSOF-GC
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2016.12.17
Weigh-In: 134.9 lbs (61.2 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Roman Alvarez DEEP Cage Impact 2016 2016.12.17
Reason: Alvarez Hamstring Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:09 Round 2 of 3, 7:09 Total

Us Michael McDonald
25-12-5 16-3-0

Us UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.01.02
Odds: +475 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#5 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2016
#40 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
UFC 195 Performance of the Night
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Rani Yahya
25-11-5 20-8-0

Us UFC Fight Night 71: Mir vs. Duffee
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2015.07.15
Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 Base | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Cancelled Bout Rani Yahya UFC UFN 70 2015.06.27
Reason: Visa Issues
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Alex Caceres
24-11-5 10-6-0

Jp UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2014.09.20
Odds: +250 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts | Walkout Music: Daito Music - DREAM
Cancelled Bout Urijah Faber UFC UFN 52 2014.09.20
Reason: Faber Rib Injury
Loss | Disqualificaton
1:37 Round 1 of 3

Jp Toshiaki Kitada
24-10-5 15-7-4

Jp DEEP 66 Impact
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2014.04.29
Referee: Masato Fukuda
Win | KO/TKO
0:21 Round 1 of 3

Us Joe Pearson
23-10-5 43-17-1

Jp Pancrase 252: 20th Anniversary
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 61 kg

2013.09.29
Weigh-In: 134.7 lbs (61.1 kgs)
Cancelled Bout Frank Baca PXC 38 2013.08.09
Win | Submission | Choke
4:16 Round 1 of 3

Us Wade Choate
22-10-5 14-14-0

Jp DEEP 62 Impact
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2013.04.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:45 Round 1 of 3

Us Tom McKenna
21-10-5 6-2-0

Jp DEEP Haleo Impact
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2012.12.22
Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
Cancelled Bout Orville Smith DEEP Haleo Impact 2012.12.22
Reason: Smith Withdrew
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:28 Round 1 of 3

Us Tony Reyes
20-10-5 5-4-0

Jp DEEP Tokyo Impact 2012: Differ Ariake
Main Event | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2012.07.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jake Hattan

Jp HEAT

2012.04.08
Win | Submission | Choke
4:59 Round 3 of 3, 14:59 Total

Us Brady Harrison
18-10-5 8-5-0

Us XFS: Hillside Havoc
Main Event | Catchweight | 140 lbs

2011.11.19
Referee: Ben Lagman
Cancelled Bout Doug Frey Jackson's MMA Series 6 2011.10.22
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches

Ru Rasul Mirzaev

Ru Fight Nights

2011.07.07
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Motoshi Miyaji

Jp Pancrase

2011.06.05
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:27 Round 1 of 3

Jp Yoshiro Maeda
17-8-5 27-9-4

Jp Sengoku: Soul of Fight
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2010.12.30
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs (65.0 kgs) | Referee: Tomoki Matsumiya
Cancelled Bout Doo Ho Choi Sengoku 15 2010.10.30
Reason: Choi Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:38 Round 1 of 5

Br Marlon Sandro
17-7-5 16-1-0

Jp Sengoku 13
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 66 kg

2010.06.20
Odds: +215 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 144.8 lbs (65.7 kgs) | Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
#35 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Jp Norifumi Yamamoto
16-7-5 17-2-0

Jp Fields Dynamite!! 2009
Main Card | Featherweight

2009.12.31
Odds: +325 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 139.0 lbs (63.0 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Michihiro Omigawa
15-6-5 6-7-1

Jp Sengoku 9
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 66 kg

2009.08.02
Weigh-In: 143.0 lbs (64.9 kgs)
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Hatsu Hioki
15-6-5 19-3-2

Jp Sengoku 9
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal | 66 kg

2009.08.02
Odds: +513 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 143.0 lbs (64.9 kgs) | Referee: Samio Kimura
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kr Chan Sung Jung
14-6-5 9-0-0

Jp Sengoku 8
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 66 kg

2009.05.02
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 142.9 lbs (64.8 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Kr Jong Man Kim
13-6-5 21-8-3

Jp Sengoku 7
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 66 kg

2009.03.20
Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 142.8 lbs (64.8 kgs) | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Kenji Arai

Jp Pancrase

2009.02.01
Loss | Decision | Split
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Jp Takafumi Otsuka
12-5-5 6-3-1

Jp Deep 38 Impact
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2008.10.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Isamu Sugiuchi

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2008.08.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Lt Erikas Petraitis

Lt Shooto Europe

2008.03.16
Win | Submission | Armlock

Jp Shunichi Shimizu

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2008.02.24
Draw

Jp Naoyuki Kotani

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2007.11.23
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Yoichiro Karsuyama

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2007.10.07
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch

Jp Tashiro Nishiuchi

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2007.06.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Arunas Jurgelenas

Ee Shooto Europe

2007.04.14
Win | Decision | Majority
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Jp Tetsu Suzuki
7-3-4 6-2-2

Jp K-1 : HERO'S 8
Main Card

2007.03.12
Win | Submission | Armlock

Jp Shinya Sato

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2007.02.12
Win | Submission | Armlock

Taro Himura

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2006.12.17
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Jp Kenichi Ito

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2006.10.01
Draw

Jp Hiroyuki Ota

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2006.08.27
Win | Submission | Armlock

Hisashi Hiyama

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2006.06.04
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Jp Toshiyuki Saito

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2006.04.23
Loss | Submission | Shoulder

Jp Shinya Sato

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2005.11.23
Draw

Norimasa Isozaki

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2005.09.10
Draw

Jp Hiroyuki Ota

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2005.07.24
Draw

Jp Masayuki Okude

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2005.04.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Satoru Ida

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2005.01.23
Loss | Submission | Armlock

Jp Masayuki Okude

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2004.11.02
Win | Submission | Armlock

Yuki Takaya

Jp Fighting Network ZST

2004.09.12
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:44 Round 2 of 2, 6:44 Total

Jp Isamu Sugiuchi
0-0-0 0-0-0

Jp Deep 12 Impact
Main Card | Lightweight | 70 kg

2003.09.15

Masanori Kanehara Wiki Update Wiki

Masanori Kanehara is a Japanese mixed martial arts fighter from Tokyo, Japan. He was born on November 19, 1982. Kanehara is a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is mostly recognized due to his exciting fighting style that constantly has fans cheering for him in appreciation to his skills.

 

Despite making his professional MMA debut in the Japanese organization, DEEP in a fight which he lost by submission to Isamu Sugiuchi, Kanehara first made ZST his early home promotion.

 

After achieving a mixed set of results in ZST, Kanehara toured around fighting in different organizations throughout Japan, such as HERO’S, Pancrase and DEEP.

 

Kanehara then found a new home when was invited into Sengoku to participate in their featherweight GP in 2009. He achieved much success in GP, as he made it to the semifinals, losing to Hatsu Hioki a close decision. Despite beating Kanehara in the semifinals, Hioki’s body was too bruised and battered for him to continue in the GP and Kanehara was chosen as Hioki’s replacement for the final. In the final, Kanehara as a replacement defeated Michihiro Omigawa to win the GP and become the inaugural Sengoku featherweight title holder.

 

Kanehara as SRC featherweight kingpin, fought Japanese MMA legend Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto at the annual Japanese NYE event, Dynamite!! in a non-title SRC vs. DREAM fight. Kanehara pulled what many considered at the time an upset, as he defeated the Japanese MMA legend by unanimous decision.

 

Kanehara however didn’t enjoy a long stay at the top of SRC featherweight division, as he dropped the title in his first defense against Brazilian Marlon Sandro being knocked out in 38 seconds of the first round.

 

Kanehara returned to action in a fight that would again see him get knocked out in brutal fashion, falling to Yoshiro Maeda in 1:27 of the first round.

 

Afterwards, SRC closed and Kanehara went around the world fighting in Japan, Russia and California. In the tour, Kanehara found much success winning most of the fights he participated in.

 

Kanehara since has made a return to the organization where he made his debut in, DEEP where he’s been fighting at regularly. However Kanehara has stated that his main goal is to fight in the UFC.

Last updated 03.19.2013, 12:03 PM ET
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