Ajax loader


Pro MMA Record

"Moon Wolf"


Rumina Sato

Rumina "Moon Wolf" Sato

Photo Source:  

Mma weekly

Fighter Details

  • Name: Rumina Sato
  • Pro MMA Record: 26-17-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Moon Wolf
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 46 | Date of Birth: 1973.12.29
  • Last Fight: December 24, 2012 in VTJ
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: N/A
  • Affiliation: roots
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Japan
  • Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Rumina Sato is ineligible for regional rankings due to inactivity.
Fighters must have at least one completed MMA bout in the past two years to be ranked.

Gyms & Affiliations


Rumina Sato Wiki Update Wiki

Rumina Sato is a long time veteran of MMA and is a legend of the Shooto organization. He has mostly fought in the 155 division but has recently dropped to the 145 weight class. Sato holds notable wins against Yves Edwards and Bao Quach. Rumina has  gone up against other top fighters such as Caol Uno, Takanori Gomi, Gilbert Melendez, Hatsu Hioki, and Masakatsu Ueda among others. 

Sato is known for his aggressive style. Standing up he wings strikes and even throws up submissions, on the mat he is relentless with his submission attempts. His most well known fight is his 5 second flying armbar victory over Charles Diaz. Sato has also competed in many grappling competitions. He won in a grappling superfight at the UFC 100 Fan Expo Grappler's Quest by defeating Ulysses Gomez by submission. In the 2000 ADCC, Sato went up against Tito Ortiz. Sato ended up losing by North-South Choke against the much larger Ortiz.   
The Shooto legend is returning to the scene of his first venture outside the Shooto organisation when he faces off against Hideo Tokoro as Vale Tudo Japan 2012.

Last updated 12.21.2012, 4:35 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Rumina Sato News View All

Gilbert Melendez, for now at least, appears to be moving on. Via a statement ... (2019-07-10 12:00:00 -0400)
For over two decades, Japan has been the center of the MMA universe in Asia, with ... (2018-06-15 01:00:00 -0400)
Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where Jed Meshew and Alexander K... (2018-05-21 15:00:03 -0400)
Marloes Coenen linked up with Bloody Elbow to analyze her Bellator 174 opponen... (2017-02-22 09:00:03 -0500)
Was UFC 207 Ronda Rousey's exit from this sport? If so, it had less to do with... (2017-01-02 10:00:02 -0500)
Your weekly update on how MMA's big-show veterans are fairing on the world's r... (2016-06-17 13:30:03 -0400)

Videos & Highlights

    Highlight  |  Rumina Sato HL Vid by Hero1 report dead link

    A stylish highlight video of Rumina Sato by one of the best underground video makers out there, Hero1, aka Oliver Sha Productions.

  • Highlight  |  Rumina Sato HL Vid report dead link

    A highlight video of early Rumina Sato great moments.

  • Highlight  |  Rumina Sato Highlight Video report dead link

    Another highlight video of Rumina Sato.

  • Highlight  |  Rumina Sato HL Vid by Damien report dead link

    MMA highlight video maker Damien looks at Rumina Sato in this HL vid.

  • MMAFighting.com : UFC signs Irish prospect Dean Barry
  • MMA Junkie : Francis Ngannou frustrated wasting his prime waiting for another UFC heavyweight title shot
  • MMAFighting.com : Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. rules and regulations confirmed for exhibition bout
  • UFC.com : Rising Miguel Baeza His Own Harshest Critic
  • MMA Junkie : Daniel Cormier takes umbrage with Jon Jones' claims of innocence on PED use
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Between the Links: Deiveson Figueiredo, UFC 255 fallout, AJ McKee’s Future, Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones
  • MMA Junkie : Released by UFC, Anderson Silva still wants to fight after 'attempt to force (his) retirement'
  • MMAFighting.com : Ben Askren: ‘Never say never’ on return to MMA competition after successful hip surgery
  • MMA Junkie : Official poster for UFC on ESPN 19 released with Jack Hermansson vs. Kevin Holland
  • MMA Junkie : Video: Derrick Lewis breaks UFC record for most heavyweight knockouts
  • MMAFighting.com : Morning Report: Petr Yan reveals why he withdrew from scheduled title defense against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 256
  • The Athletic : Ranking the Top 50 MMA Fighters: Who rose and fell after a crazy five weeks?
  • The Athletic : Could Deiveson Figueiredo’s recent success pull Henry Cejudo out of retirement?
  • MMA Junkie : UFC 255 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN 18's Devin Clark sees Anthony Smith as top-10 proving ground: 'I know I belong'
  • MMA Junkie : PFL champion Emiliano Sordi used $1 million prize to feed people in Argentina struggling in pandemic
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Katlyn Chookagian declares ‘anyone who wants to fight Valentina Shevchenko has to fight me’
  • MMA Junkie : Danny Chavez vs. Jared Gordon set for UFC Fight Night on Feb. 20
  • MMAFighting.com : Tony Ferguson a slight favorite over Charles Oliveira in early odds, but ‘Do Bronx’ already getting heavy bets
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN 18: Make your predictions for Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis