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Takeya Mizugaki

Takeya Mizugaki

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  • Given Name: 水垣偉弥, Mizugaki Takeya
  • MMA Record: 21-13-2 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1983.12.16
  • Last Fight: February 16, 2018 in ACB
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Shooting Gym Hakkei
  • Height: 5'7" (171cm) | Reach: 69.5" (177cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $241,000 USD
  • Born: Ibaragi, Japan
  • Fighting out of: Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • College: Kanto Gakuin University
  • Foundation Style: N/A
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Takeya Mizugaki MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Gb Pietro Menga
21-13-2 13-1-0

Gb ACB 87: Notthingham
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2018.05.19
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Murad Kalamov
21-12-2 8-2-0

Ru ACB 80: Burrell vs. Tumenov
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2018.02.16
Referee: Lukasz Bosacki
Loss | KO/TKO
3:20 Round 1 of 3

Ru Rustam Kerimov
21-11-2 9-0-0

Ru ACB 71: Moscow
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2017.09.30
Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:04 Round 1 of 3

Us Eddie Wineland
21-10-2 22-11-1

Us UFC on FOX 22: VanZant vs. Waterson
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.12.17
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $39,000 Base | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Ed Collantes
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:48 Round 1 of 3

Us Cody Garbrandt
21-9-2 9-0-0

Us UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.08.20
Odds: +400 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $39,000 Base | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us George Roop
20-9-2 15-11-1

Jp UFC Fight Night 75: Barnett vs. Nelson
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2015.09.26
Odds: -240 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Neil Swailes
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:11 Round 3 of 3, 12:11 Total

Us Aljamain Sterling
20-8-2 10-0-0

Us UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2015.04.18
Odds: +300 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Gasper Oliver
#7 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:01 Round 1 of 3

Us Dominick Cruz
20-7-2 19-1-0

Us UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.09.27
Odds: +450 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 Base | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Chris Tognoni | Walkout Music: Linkin Park - Numb
#29 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC 178 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout T.J. Dillashaw UFC 173 2014.05.24
Reason: Dillashaw to Title Fight
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Francisco Rivera Jr.
19-7-2 10-2-0

Us UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.05.24
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $58,000 ($29K Base, $29K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Nam Phan
18-7-2 18-11-0

Au UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.12.06
Odds: -325 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mx Erik Perez
17-7-2 13-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.08.28
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
#49 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Bryan Caraway
16-7-2 17-5-0

Jp UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2013.03.02
Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jeff Hougland
15-7-2 10-5-0

Mo UFC on FUEL TV 6: Franklin vs. Le
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.11.10
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
Cancelled Bout Jeff Hougland UFC 151 2012.09.01
Reason: Event Cancelled
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chris Cariaso
15-6-2 12-3-0

Jp UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2012.02.25
Odds: -300 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:30 Round 2 of 3, 9:30 Total

Us Cole Escovedo
14-6-2 17-7-0

Us UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.09.24
Odds: -220 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Adam Martinez
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Brian Bowles
14-5-2 9-1-0

Us UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber II
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.07.02
Odds: +285 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Reuben Duran
13-5-2 7-2-1

Us UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs Kampmann
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.03.03
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Francisco Rivera Jr. UFC on Versus 3 2011.03.03
Reason: Rivera Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:50 Round 1 of 3

Us Urijah Faber
13-4-2 23-4-0

Us WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2010.11.11
Odds: +325 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#18 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
#47 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#8 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
WEC 52 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Urijah Faber WEC 50 2010.08.18
Reason: Faber Knee Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Rani Yahya
12-4-2 15-5-0

Us WEC 48: Aldo vs Faber
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2010.04.24
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Scott Jorgensen
12-3-2 7-3-0

Us WEC 45: Cerrone vs Ratcliff
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2009.12.19
Odds: -178 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $13,000 ($8K Base, $5K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
WEC 45 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jeff Curran
11-3-2 31-11-1

Us WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2009.08.09
Odds: -228 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#25 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Miguel Torres
11-2-2 36-1-0

Us WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Main Event | Title Challenge | Bantamweight | 135

2009.04.05
Odds: +575 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Marc Wasem
#2 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
#90 Greatest Fight of All Time
#10 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
WEC 40 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO
0:57 Round 2 of 3, 5:57 Total

Jp Masahiro Oishi
10-2-2 19-10-7

Jp Cage Force 9
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 61 kg

2008.12.06
Win | Submission
4:34 Round 1 of 3

Jp Daisuke Endo
9-2-2 3-1-0

Jp Cage Force 8
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2008.09.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:38 Round 1 of 3

Jp Daichi Fujiwara
8-2-2 7-2-1

Jp Cage Force 7
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 61 kg

2008.06.22
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Jp Seiji Ozuka
7-2-2 7-7-4

Jp Cage Force 5
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2007.12.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Kentaro Imaizumi
6-2-2 9-5-5

Jp Cage Force 4
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2007.09.08
Draw

Jp Masakatsu Ueda

Jp Shooto

2007.07.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Atsushi Yamamoto

Jp Shooto

2007.02.17
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes

Jp Kenji Osawa

Jp Shooto

2006.11.10
Draw

Jp Ryota Matsune

Jp Shooto

2006.07.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Takamaro Watari

Jp Shooto

2006.05.12
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Tetsu Suzuki

Jp Shooto

2005.12.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Jp Teriyuki Matsumoto
3-0-0 1-0-0

Jp Shooto

2005.11.06
Win | Decision | Majority

Jp Shin Kato

Jp Shooto

2005.09.23
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Naoki Yahagi

Jp Shooto

2005.06.03
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Satoshi Yamashita

Jp Shooto

2005.02.06

Takeya Mizugaki Wiki Update Wiki

Takeya Mizugaki is a Japanese bantamweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He trains out of Hakkei Gym and Reversal Reversal Ground Slam Gym in Kanagawa, Japan. Takeya has fought for high profile promotions such as Shooto and the WEC and was the bantamweight champion for Cage Force in Japan. He holds notable victories over Jeff Curran, Rani Yahya, Cole Escovedo, Bryan Caraway and Erik Perez. He was named "Rookie of the Year" by Shooto in 2005 and won "Fight of the Night" honors two times while competing for the WEC. Takeya holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Kanto Gakuin University. Of his eighteen wins, only six have been finishes including five T/KOs. 


Mizugaki began training in MMA after high school when the sport began to gain in popularity in Japan. He debuted with Shooto in 2005 and was named the "Rookie of the Year". He would spend just over two years with the promotion and was able to compile a 6-2-2 record. In late 2007, he would begin fighting for Cage Force in Tokyo, Japan. He would go 5-0 with the promotion in fifteen months while recording three straight finishes to earn the bantamweight championship. 


In 2008, Takeya would be signed by the WEC. He would get an immediate title shot against then 37-1 champion, Miguel Torres at WEC 40. He would lose the fight by unanimous decision, but it marked the first time that anyone had been able to last a full five rounds with Torres. Their fight earned "Fight of the Night" honors.  Four months later, Mizugaki would get the biggest win of his career to that point when he defeated Jeff Curran by split decision. He would lose by decision again at WEC 45, this time to Scott Jorgensen, but would again receive the "Fight of the Night" bonus. He would defeat Rani Yahya by decision before facing Urijah Faber at WEC 52. The former WEC featherweight champion would choke out Takeya with only seconds left in the first round. He would leave the WEC with a 2-3 record.


When the WEC ceased operations, Mizugaki was moved to the UFC. He made his promotional debut against fellow newcomer, Reuben Duran, at UFC on Versus 3 and would pick up another split decision victory. He would receive his first loss in the UFC when he was defeated by decision by another former WEC fighter, Brian Bowles. Takeya picked up his first finish in nearly three years when he knocked out Cole Escovedo at UFC 135, but he would again lose by decision at UFC 144 to Chris Cariaso. He would pick up decision wins over Jeff Hougland, Bryan Caraway and Erik Perez over a ten month span. This marked the first time he had back to back wins in over four years. He fought Nam Phan at UFC Fight Night 33. Takeya would control much of the early fight and would pick up a unanimous decision victory. This bumped his win streak to four, something he had not done since 2008.


Prior to his fight with Phan, Takeya had the fifth most UFC/WEC victories in the bantamweight division with seven as well as the third longest average fight time at 14:32 and the second longest total fight time at 2:54:20. His 508 significant strike landed were the third most in the UFC/WEC bantamweight divisions history and his 937 total strikes landed were the second most. He also had the fifth highest number of takedowns in the division with twenty and he held the record for the highest takedown percentage with 74.1%.

Last updated 04.01.2014, 11:01 AM ET
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