Pro MMA Record


19-12-7

Takenori Sato

Takenori Sato

Photo Source:  

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: 佐藤豪則, Sato Takenori
  • Pro MMA Record: 19-12-7, 2 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 1985-06-08 | Date of Birth: 1985.06.08
  • Last Fight: December 02, 2017 in FEMFP
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 154.9 lbs
  • Affiliation: TRIBE TOKYO MMA
  • Height: 5'10" (177cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Akita, Japan
  • Fighting out of: Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • College: Akita Keihodai Science University
  • Foundation Style: Judo, Sumo
  • Head Coach: Kazushi Sakuraba
  • Other Coaches: N/A
  • Fighter Links:
  • Personal Links:

Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

Takenori 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

Wiki

Takenori Sato Wiki Update Wiki

Takenori Sato is a Japanese mixed martial artist fighting in the welterweight division. Sato has been a long time follower of Kazushi Sakuraba, leaving the Takada Dojo with Sakuraba in April 2006 and was one of the initial members of the Laughter7 gym that was founded by Sakuraba in September 2007.

Sato is also the current Welterweight King of Pancrase, having defeated former champion Kengo Ura for the title via kimura in the first round at Pancrase - Impressive Tour 1. Sato's first defense came against Sojiro Orui at Pancrase - Impressive Tour 5. Sato defeated Orui via unanimous decision to retain his title. Sato then fought Eiji Ishikawa to a draw at Pancrase - Impressive Tour 10 for his second defense, once againe retaining his title. In his third defense, Sato defeated Kiichi Kunimoto via unanimous decision at Pancrase - Progress Tour 3. Sato then defended his title in a rematch against Keiichiro Yamamiya at Pancrase - Progress Tour 10. Sato avenged his loss to Yamamiya via unanimous decision and retained his title for a fourth time. On May 19, 2013 Sato defended his title for a fifth time against Shingo Suzuki. He defeated Suzuki via keylock in the third round to retain the belt.


After successfully defending his title, Sato would defeat Islam Galayev via kimura at Deep: Tribe Tokyo Fight on October 20, 2013. 


Sato would then sign with the UFC and made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi on February 15, 2014. He was swiftly defeated by his opponent, Erik Silva, losing via TKO in under a minute. Sato would then lose his second consecutive UFC bout when he suffered another TKO loss at the elbows of Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson, this fight lasting only twenty-six seconds longer than his fight with Silva. 

Last updated 07.11.2015, 11:24 PM ET
Wiki Contributors:

Takenori Sato News View All

“The Canadian Gangster” has himself another booking in his home country. For ... (2019-05-30 13:30:00 -0400)
Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik are among the most experienced fighters i... (2019-04-19 19:00:00 -0400)
Arman Tsarukyan is making a habit out of knocking off fighters with UFC experi... (2018-08-22 20:00:02 -0400)
Get the thoughts and musings of Dayne Fox on UFC Japan, from the surprising de... (2017-09-26 11:00:01 -0400)
A look at how MMA's big-show veterans are fairing on the world's regional circ... (2016-09-26 15:30:09 -0400)
A look at how big-show veterans are fairing on the regional circuit. Greeting... (2016-05-31 15:30:03 -0400)
  • MMA Junkie : Dana White's Contender Series 45: Grading the winners
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Claressa Shields following the Holly Holm ‘blueprint’ for her MMA career, still not ready to give up boxing just yet
  • MMAFighting.com : Valerie Loureda vs. Taylor Turner among additions to Bellator 271 fight card
  • MMAFighting.com : Magomed Magomedkerimov considers himself reigning PFL champion, not Ray Cooper III: ‘He never beat me’
  • MMA Junkie : DWCS 45 winner Manuel Torres felt Kolton Englund 'didn't want to fight anymore' before securing finish
  • MMAFighting.com : Islam Makhachev says Tony Ferguson didn’t respond to UFC 267 fight offer: ‘Tony is finished’
  • MMA Junkie : Danielle Kelly eyes potential MMA debut, but enjoys bringing added attention to women's jiu-jitsu
  • MMA Junkie : Khamzat Chimaev: 'I'm hungry,' hopefully Li Jingliang 'gonna give me some fight' at UFC 267
  • UFC.com : Public Events Schedule | UFC 267: Blachowicz vs Teixeira
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 196 medical suspensions: Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori face 180-day terms
  • UFC.com : Petr Yan Gets His Shot At Redemption
  • MMA Junkie : Jordan Burroughs warming up to MMA crossover: 'I want one MMA fight before I retire'
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC 267 video: Petr Yan closes show with illegal knee reenactment at open workouts
  • UFC.com : Significant Stats | UFC 267: Blachowicz vs Teixeira
  • UFC.com : UFC Partners with Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
  • MMA Junkie : ONE Championship postpones 10th anniversary event due to rising COVID-19 cases
  • MMAFighting.com : Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to MMA Fighting
  • UFC.com : Logan Speyer Returns For Huge Test
  • MMA Junkie : Javid Basharat says 'terrorist' taunt didn't add to disrespect: 'The guy signed to beat me up in front of my family'
  • UFC.com : Big Ten Star Jacub Panasiuk Talks Polish Power | UFC 267