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Shooto

Shooto
  • Name: Shooto
  • Headquarters: Japan
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  • Ownership: Noboru Uruta
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Established in Japan in 1986, Shooto was likely the first ever Mixed Martial Arts promotion to exist.  Shooto was founded by Japanese professional wrestler Satoru Sayama(the original Tiger Mask).  With realistic "shoot style" pro wrestling matches becoming popular in Japan, Sayama created a promotion that featured real combat and revolved around a realistic and effective fighting system.   

Initially the promotion favored submission grappling, with no closed fist striking or striking on the ground, but eventually the rules evolved to match most modern MMA promotions.   

One of the most structured and organized promotions in the world, Shooto trains it's own fighters and features a sort of apprenticeship system where fighters must reach a certain level as an amateur before turning professional.  


Current Champions

Light Heavyweight (83.9 kg) - Siyar Bahadurzada

Middleweight (77.1 kg) - Hernani Perpetuo

Welterweight (70.3 kg) - Koshi Matsumoto

Lightweight (65.8 kg) - Yutaka Saito

Featherweight (61.2 kg) - Vacant

Bantamweight (56.7 kg) - Hiromasa Ogikubo

Flyweight (52.2 kg) - Ryohei Kurosawa

Pacific Rim Middleweight (77.1 kg) - Akihiro Murayama

Pacific Rim Welterweight (70.3 kg) - Koshi Matsumoto

Pacific Rim Lightweight (65.8 kg) - Yutaka Saito

Pacific Rim Featherweight (61.2 kg) - Daichi Takenaka

Last updated 07.21.2016, 2:20 PM ET
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Shooto Events

Shooto
Sunday, December 17, 12:00 AM ET
Shinjuku FACE
Jp Tokyo, Japan
Shooto Force 08
Sunday, December 03, 12:00 AM ET
Takamatsu Symbol Tower
Jp Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
Shooto
Sunday, November 19, 12:00 AM ET
Shinjuku FACE
Jp Tokyo, Japan
Shooto
Sunday, October 15, 12:00 AM ET
Maihama Amphitheater
Jp Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Shooto
Sunday, September 10, 12:00 AM ET
Shinjuku FACE
Jp Tokyo, Japan
Shooto Border: Season 9 - Second
Saturday, September 02, 11:30 PM ET
Hirano Community Plaza
Jp Osaka, Japan
Shooto
Sunday, July 23, 12:00 AM ET
Korakuen Hall
Jp Tokyo, Japan
Shooto
Sunday, June 25, 12:00 AM ET
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
Jp Osaka, Japan
Shooto
Sunday, June 11, 12:00 AM ET
Jp Hiroshima, Japan
Shooto
Friday, May 12, 12:00 AM ET
Korakuen Hall
Jp Tokyo, Japan
Shooto
Sunday, April 23, 2:00 AM ET
Maihama Amphitheater
Jp Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Shooto Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Yutaka Saito   vs.   Caol Uno   Confirmed   5 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Yusuke Saruta   vs.   Koha Minowa   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ryuto Sawada   vs.   Takamasa Kiuchi   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Yoichi Fukumoto   vs.   Naoyuki Kotani   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ryuta Umishita   vs.   Akira Enomoto   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Shooto Force 07
Sunday, April 09, 2:00 AM ET
Takamatsu Symbol Tower
Jp Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Hiroshiki Takaoka   vs.   Takuya Kurihara   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Daisuke Maekawa   vs.   Sho Yamashiro   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Kokai Horikawa   vs.   Natsumi Ito   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Daichi Nishimura   vs.   Yukai Tamaki   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ryuya Fukuda   vs.   Musashi Nakasone   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Kiyotaka Miyazaki   vs.   Kazuyoshi Ichimi   Confirmed   2 x 3 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Shooto Challenge Yamaguchi 4
Saturday, April 01, 10:45 PM ET
Mori Dojo
Jp Shunan, Yamaguchi, Japan
Shooto
Friday, March 24, 5:30 AM ET
Korakuen Hall
Jp Tokyo, Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Kiyotaka Shimizu   vs.   Hiroshi Osato   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Manabu Inoue   vs.   Taku Kajikawa   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Seigo Ito   vs.   Yoshizumi   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ju-sei Aquila   vs.   Osamu Mori   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Keita Ishibashi   vs.   Shoko Sato   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Takumi Tamaru   vs.   Hayato Ishii   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Takuya Ogura   vs.   Mamoru Uoi   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Taison Naito   vs.   Joji Mikami   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Taichi Taguchi   vs.   Yuki Ueno   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Shooto Border: Season 9 - First
Sunday, March 19, 12:00 AM ET
Hirano Community Plaza
Jp Osaka, Japan
Shooto Border: Season 9 - First Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Hiroki Aoki   vs.   Takuya Nagata   Confirmed   3 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Mitsuhiro Toma   vs.   Takashi Nakayama   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Ryuhei Nakamoto   vs.   Satoshi Fujikawa   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Takahiro Kohori   vs.   Tsuyoshi Abe   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Seiji Kamejima   vs.   Yusuke Kamata   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Takayoshi Ono   vs.   Shoki Ogawa   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Kyosuke Masuda   vs.   Shinpei Sugiyama   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Koshi Aoyagi   vs.   Tatsuya Bessho   Confirmed   2 x 5 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Kiyoshi Murata   vs.   Masaya Kamata   Confirmed   2 x 3 Minute Rounds Bout Page
Kumamoto Free Fight 1
Sunday, March 05, 12:00 AM ET
Kumamoto Kiminori Board
Jp Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Hidemusa Niimura   defeats   Soji Sakakibara   via Decision, Unanimous   1 Round Bout Page
Atsushi Fujiya   defeats   Sadayoshi Nojiri   via Decision, Split   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Taiki Ishita   defeats   Zen Hirano   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Atsushi Otani   defeats   Kohei Kurose   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Shohei Nose   defeats   Hidemusa Niimura   via Submission, Triangle Choke   1:16 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Echigo Haruichiban 2017
Sunday, March 05, 12:00 AM ET
Kameda General Gym
Jp Niigata, Japan
Dark on light 67x67 Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Yoshikatsu Chu   defeats   Kenba Kenshi   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Yuta Isobe   defeats   Tomoya Hayakawa   via Decision, Majority   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Kazuaki Takahashi   defeats   Yoshiki Hitosugi   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Amateur Shooto Chugoku-Shikoku: Force/Attack 08
Sunday, February 26, 12:00 AM ET
Muscat Stadium, Kurashiki Sports Park
Jp Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Satoshi Sato   defeats   Takuya Nakazawa   via Decision, Majority   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Hideaki Nakajima   defeats   Takuya Nakazawa   via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage (Ankle Injury)   of 2 Bout Page
This Is Shooto
Friday, February 24, 12:00 AM ET
Tsutaya O-East
Jp Tokyo, Japan
This Is Shooto Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Komei Kimura   defeats   Yoshinori Suzuki   via KO/TKO, Punch   3:38 Round 2 of 2, 8:38 Total Bout Page
Hideto Okada   defeats   Kei Iwaki   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:04 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Hiroshi Roppongi   defeats   Yoshiaki Kiryu   via KO/TKO, Punch   0:22 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Tomoaki Ota   defeats   Jo Arai   via KO/TKO, Referee Stoppage (Ground and Pound)   4:00 Round 2 of 2, 9:00 Total Bout Page
Tomoharu Umezawa   defeats   Nashio Takahashi   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:28 Round 2 of 2, 7:28 Total Bout Page
Jin Sasa   defeats   Kodai Murata   via KO/TKO, Punch   2:25 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Mutsutaro Osorezan   vs.   Daisuke Suzuki   Ends in a Draw, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Amateur Shooto Osaka 8
Sunday, February 19, 9:00 PM ET
Hitagokoro Board Ikuno Dojo
Jp Osaka, Japan
Dark on light 67x67 Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Kiyoshi Murata   defeats   Yoka Goto   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Makoto Wataya   defeats   Karak Kimu   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Kazuya Iwasa   defeats   Susumu Yoshida   via Submission, Armbar   1:52 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Soichiro Kimura   defeats   Yoriyuki Kataoka   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   1:42 Round 2 of 2, 4:42 Total Bout Page
Daisuke Fujita   defeats   Shinsuke Matsubara   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:46 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Kenichi Eshima   defeats   Ryoji Fuchinoue   via Submission, Armbar   2:03 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Tsuyoshi Tahana   defeats   Yoichi Fujiwara   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Eiyu Ishimura   defeats   Kotaro Morikawa   via Submission, Americana   1:21 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Issei Otani   defeats   Masaki Hamada   via Submission, Americana   2:31 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Shooto
Sunday, January 29, 12:00 AM ET
Korakuen Hall
Jp Tokyo, Japan
Shooto Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Mike Grundy   defeats   Yutaka Saito   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Hayato Ishii   defeats   Yoshiro Maeda   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Yusuke Saruta   vs.   Junji Ito   Ends in a Draw, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Shoko Sato   defeats   Kazuma Sone   via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage (Cut)   0:01 Round 2 of 3, 5:01 Total Bout Page
Jin Aoi   defeats   Yoshihiro Koyama   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:07 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Yuki Yamamoto   defeats   Sung Bin Hong   via Decision, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Nippon Fight
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Osanbashi Hall
Jp Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Ryuto Sawada   defeats   Itchaku Murata   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Shooto Infinity League 2016 Final
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Shinjuku FACE
Jp Tokyo, Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Tadaaki Yamamoto   defeats   Fumihiro Kitahara   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   2:38 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Takaki Soya   defeats   Kazuki Fujita   via Decision, Majority   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Takamasa Kiuchi   defeats   Tateo Iino   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   1:47 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Kotaro Hagiwara   defeats   Hiroshi Roppongi   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:39 Round 3 of 3, 14:39 Total Bout Page
Koha Minowa   defeats   Hiroto Onishi   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   3:25 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Takahiro Ichijo   defeats   Ryuhei Nakamoto   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Takuya Nagata   defeats   Akihito Mamiya   via Decision, Majority   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Yusuke Kamata   defeats   Daisuke Koroishi   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Tomoharu Umezawa   defeats   Ryusuke Ogawa   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   0:48 Round 2 of 2, 5:48 Total Bout Page
Shooto Border: Season 8 - Third
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Hirano Ward Community Hall
Jp Osaka, Japan
Shooto Border: Season 8 - Third Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Masayoshi Kato   vs.   Sho Nishida   Ends in a Draw, Majority   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kazumasa Majima   defeats   Mitsuhiro Toma   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:07 Round 2 of 3, 7:07 Total Bout Page
Yuki Kanaumi   defeats   Daiki Tsubota   via Decision, Majority   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Derricott Yamamoto   defeats   Keisuke Sasu   via KO/TKO, Punch   4:37 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Akira Takano   defeats   Motoaki Karimata   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   2:58 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Seiji Kamejima   defeats   Tsubasa Akiyama   via Decision, Split   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Daisuke Maekawa   vs.   Koshi Aoyagi   Ends in a Draw, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 10:00 Total Bout Page
Kengo Fujita   defeats   Tomoyasu Taniguchi   via Submission, Armbar   3:49 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page
Odawara Free Fight 10
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Shooto Gym Roots
Jp Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan

Bouts

Bout   Info
Ryuichiro Fujiki   vs.   Takashi Morishima   Ends in a Draw, Majority   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Mototaka Fukazawa   defeats   Hayabusa Asakura   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Hajime Miyagi   defeats   Kengo Sasaki   via Decision, Majority   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Koya Michiaki   defeats   Visser Jeffrey   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Hiroyuki Yano   defeats   Takayasu Nakano   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Kazuyuki Nagahama   defeats   Kentaro Tanaka   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Miki Watanabe   defeats   Kanishi Sawada   via Submission, Armbar   1:08 Round 2 of 2, 3:08 Total Bout Page
Hiroyuki Sugiyama   vs.   Takumi Nishi   Ends in a Draw, Majority   2 Rounds, 4:00 Total Bout Page
Masaya Fujioka   vs.   Naoto Sato   Ends in a Draw, Split   2 Rounds, 4:00 Total Bout Page
Kazutami Hirai   defeats   Akira Yamauchi   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 4:00 Total Bout Page
Hidetoshi Kato   defeats   Naoto Akashi   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 4:00 Total Bout Page
Junichi Iwata   defeats   Ryosuke Sawada   via Decision, Majority   2 Rounds, 4:00 Total Bout Page
Keishi Nakazawa   defeats   Shenzhen Matsubara   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 4:00 Total Bout Page
Yuta Isobe   defeats   Kenichi Takanami   via Decision, Unanimous   2 Rounds, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Yo Otake   defeats   Miki Yuji   via KO/TKO, Doctor Stoppage (Cut)   0:34 Round 2 of 2, 3:34 Total Bout Page
Koya Michiaki   defeats   Ryuhei Fujita   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:36 Round 1 of 2 Bout Page

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