Photo of Kazushi Sakuraba
Team Takada Dojo
Age 50
Gender Male
Height 5' 9"
Weight Class

Kazushi Sakuraba is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 25 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 25-18-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 19 years, 5 months, 15 days
Rounds Fought 85.5
Avg. Fights/Year 2.4
Longest Layoff 4 years, 3 months, 5 days
Quickest Turnaround 2 weeks, 5 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 5 17 3
Losses 11 3 4
Finish Rate 88.0%
Finished Rate 77.8%
Win by Decision Rate 12.0%
Loss by Decision Rate 22.2%
Win by KO Rate 20.0%
Loss by KO Rate 61.1%
Win by SUB Rate 68.0%
Loss by SUB Rate 16.7%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

5 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:38
Fastest KO 00:38
Fastest SUB 01:09
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.9
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 09:34
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.7
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 08:24
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF 12/29/2015 L
(25-17-1)
Shinya Aoki
(36-6-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Rizin Fighting Federation - Day 1
1 0:00
NSF 09/24/2011 L
(25-16-1)
Yan Cabral
(9-0-0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Dream 17
2 2:42
NSF 12/31/2010 L
(25-15-1)
Marius Zaromskis
(14-5-0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
K-1 - Dynamite!! Power of Courage 2010
1 2:16
NSF 09/25/2010 L
(25-14-1)
Jason Miller
(24-7-0)
MW Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Dream 16
1 2:09
NSF 05/29/2010 L
(25-13-1)
Ralek Gracie
(2-0-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Dream 14
3 5:00
NSF 10/25/2009 W
(24-13-1)
Zelg Galesic
(9-4-0)
Submission (Knee Bar)
Dream 12 - The Cage of the Rising Sun
1 1:40
NSF 10/06/2009 W
(23-13-1)
Rubin Williams
(0-0-0)
Submission (Kimura)
Dream 11 - Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 Final
1 2:53
NSF 12/31/2008 L
(23-12-1)
Kiyoshi Tamura
(31-13-2)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
K-1 Dynamite
3 5:00
NSF 06/15/2008 L
(23-11-1)
Melvin Manhoef
(21-4-1)
KO
Dream 4- Middleweight Grand Prix
1 1:30
NSF 04/29/2008 W
(22-11-1)
Andrews Nakahara
(0-0-0)
MW Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Dream 2: Opening Round of Middleweight GP Tournament
1 8:29
NSF 12/31/2007 W
(21-11-1)
Masakatsu Funaki
(38-11-1)
Submission (Kimura)
K-1 Hero's Dynamite! 2007
1 6:25
NSF 09/17/2007 W
(20-11-1)
Katsuyori Shibata
(2-1-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
K-1 - Hero's Middleweight Tournament Final
1 6:20
NSF 06/02/2007 L
(20-10-1)
Royce Gracie
(13-3-3)
MW
(187.0* vs. 188.0*)
Decision (Split Decision)
K-1 Hero's Dynamite USA
5 5:00
NSF 03/12/2007 W
(19-10-1)
Yuri Kiselov
(1-3-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
K-1: Olympia Hero's 2007
1 1:26
NSF 12/31/2006 L
(19-9-1)
Yoshihiro Akiyama
(9-1-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Premium 2006 Dynamite
1 5:37
NSF 08/05/2006 W
(18-9-1)
Kestutis Smirnovas
(16-5-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
K-1: Hero's 2006 Middle & Light Heavy Weight Tournament
1 6:41
NSF 12/31/2005 W
(17-9-1)
Ikuhisa Minowa
(30-22-8)
Submission (Referee Stoppage from a Kimura)
Pride: Shock Wave 2005
1 9:39
NSF 10/23/2005 W
(16-9-1)
Ken Shamrock
(26-9-2)
TKO/RSC
Pride 30: Fully Loaded
1 2:27
NSF 06/26/2005 L
(16-8-1)
Ricardo Arona
(10-2-0)
TKO/RSC (Corner Threw in the Towel)
Pride: Critical Countdown 2005
2 5:00
NSF 04/23/2005 W
(15-8-1)
Dong-Sik Yoon
(0-0-0)
KO
Pride: Total Elimination 2005
1 0:38
NSF 06/20/2004 W
(14-8-1)
Antonio Schembri
(3-1-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Critical Countdown 2004
3 5:00
NSF 12/31/2003 L
(14-7-1)
Rogerio Nogueira
(6-1-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Pride: Shock Wave 2003
5 5:00
NSF 11/09/2003 W
(13-7-1)
Kevin Randleman
(14-6-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Pride: Final Conflict 2003
3 2:36
NSF 08/10/2003 L
(13-6-1)
Wanderlei Silva
(21-3-1)
KO (Punch)
Pride: Total Elimination 2003
1 5:00
NSF 03/16/2003 L
(13-5-1)
Antonio Schembri
(2-0-0)
KO
Pride 25: Body Blow
1 6:07
NSF 11/24/2002 W
(12-5-1)
Gilles Arsene
(1-0-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2
3 2:08
NSF 08/28/2002 L
(12-4-1)
Mirko Cro Cop
(2-0-2)
TKO/RSC (Eye Injury)
Pride: Shock Wave
2 0:00
NSF 11/03/2001 L
(12-3-1)
Wanderlei Silva
(16-3-0)
MW TKO/RSC
Pride 17: Championship Chaos
1 10:00
NSF 07/29/2001 W
(11-3-1)
Quinton Jackson
(9-1-0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Pride 15: Raging Rumble
1 5:41
NSF 03/25/2001 L
(11-2-1)
Wanderlei Silva
(14-3-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Knees and Stomp)
Pride 13: Collision Course
1 1:38
NSF 12/23/2000 W
(10-2-1)
Ryan Gracie
(1-0-0)
Decision
Pride 12: Cold Fury
1 10:00
NSF 10/31/2000 W
(9-2-1)
Shannon Ritch
(15-16-0)
Submission (Achilles Lock)
Pride 11: Battle of the Rising Sun
1 1:09
NSF 08/27/2000 W
(8-2-1)
Renzo Gracie
(9-1-1)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Kimura)
Pride 10: Return of the Warriors
2 9:42
NSF 05/01/2000 W
(7-1-1)
Royce Gracie
(12-1-1)
TKO/RSC (Corner Threw in the Towel)
Pride: Grand Prix 2000 Final Round
6 15:00
NSF 05/01/2000 L
(7-1-1)
Igor Vovchanchyn
(35-2-0)
TKO/RSC (Corner threw in the Towel due to Exhaustion)
Pride: Grand Prix 2000 Final Round
1 15:00
NSF 01/30/2000 TBD
(7-1-1)
Guy Mezger
(22-9-2)
Unknown (Forfeit)
Pride: Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
1 15:00
NSF 11/21/1999 W
(6-1-1)
Royler Gracie
(3-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from a Kimura)
Pride 8
2 13:16
NSF 09/12/1999 W
(5-1-1)
Anthony Macias
(12-5-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Pride 7
2 2:29
NSF 07/04/1999 W
(4-1-1)
Ebenezer Braga
(10-3-1)
Submission (Arm Lock)
Pride 6
1 9:40
NSF 04/29/1999 W
(3-1-1)
Vitor Belfort
(6-1-0)
Decision
Pride 5
2 10:00
NSF 10/11/1998 D
(3-1-0)
Allan Goes
(3-1-1)
Draw
Pride 4
3 10:00
NSF 06/24/1998 W
(2-1-0)
Carlos Newton
(4-3-0)
Submission (Knee Bar)
Pride 3
2 5:19
NSF 03/15/1998 W
(1-1-0)
Vernon White
(11-20-1)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Pride 2
3 6:53
NSF 12/21/1997 TBD
(0-1-0)
Conan Silveira
(3-1-0)
Unknown (Inadvertent Stoppage)
UFC: Ultimate Japan 1
1 1:51
NSF 12/21/1997 W
(0-1-0)
Conan Silveira
(3-1-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
UFC: Ultimate Japan 1
1 3:45
NSF 07/14/1996 L
(0-0-0)
Kimo Leopoldo
(3-2-0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
S-Cup
1 4:20
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class