Ikuma Hoshino

Ikuma Hoshino (星野 育蒔, hoshino ikuma, born on (1981-11-06)November 6, 1981) is a retired Japanese female mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and judoka. Her real name is Mariko Yamanishi (山西 真理子, yamanishi mariko).[2] Her nicknames are natural grappling girl (天然格闘少女, tennen kakutō shōjo) and Mar★tin (マァ★ティン, maa ★ tein, occasionally transliterated as Marting Star).

Ikuma Hoshino
BornMariko Yamanishi
(1981-11-06) November 6, 1981 (age 38)
Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Other namesNatural grappling girl, Mar★tin, Marting Star
ResidenceJapan
NationalityJapanese
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
DivisionFlyweight[1]
Fighting out ofJapan
TeamVery Good Man→DB55
Years active2001-2003
Mixed martial arts record
Total11
Wins9
By knockout3
By submission4
By decision1
By disqualification1
Losses1
By submission1
Draws1
Other information
WebsiteOfficial website (Internet Archive)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)

She participated in MMA promotions ReMix, Smackgirl, Shooto and Ax.

BackgroundEdit

Hoshino was born on (1981-11-06)November 6, 1981 in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.[3][4] She began training in judo while in senior high school and got in the best four in the Kinki senior high school tournament.[4]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

At 19 years old, Hoshino debuted at ReMix Golden Gate 2001 on May 3, 2001 (2001-05-03), [5] defeating four-time national judo champion, 1993 and 1998 silver medallist and three-time World Cup winner, Russian Tatyana Kuvshinova via KO.[6]

Hoshino got another KO victory against Akemi Torisu, whom she defeated on May 24, 2001 (2001-05-24) at Smackgirl: Starting Over.[7]

At Smackgirl: Fighting Chance on June 28, 2001 (2001-06-28), Hoshino defeated Mika Harigai with a guillotine choke submission.[8]

Hoshino got her second victory via guillotine choke against Mari Kaneko on July 26, 2001 (2001-07-26) at Smackgirl: Indeed.[9]

Continuing her undefeated streak, Hoshino defeated Mako Ito by submission (straight armbar) on August 23, 2001 (2001-08-23) at Smackgirl 4: Burning Night.[10]

Hoshino's first and only unanimous decision win came on October 31, 2001 (2001-10-31) at Ax Vol. 1: we do the justice, where she defeated women's MMA pioneer Yuuki Kondo.[11]

On December 26, 2001 (2001-12-26), Hoshino was defeated for the first and only time by then debutant Yuka Tsuji via armbar submission at Ax Vol. 2: we want to shine,[12] a shocking upset at the time, when Hoshino was the most accomplished female Japanese MMA fighter.[13]

Hoshino rebounded with a TKO victory over Yoshiko Onoue on February 28, 2002 (2002-02-28) at Shooto Gig East Vol. 8.[14]

Hoshino submitted Hiromi Oka with a scarf hold armlock on May 4, 2002 (2002-05-04) at Ax Vol. 3.[15]

At Ax Vol. 5, Hoshino won against Tomomi Sunaba when Sunaba illegally kicked Hoshino in the face while she was on the ground, getting disqualified for that action on July 26, 2002 (2002-07-26).[16]

On February 23, 2003 (2003-02-23), Sunaba drew with Dutch fighter Audrey Kruyning at Shooto - 2/23 in Korakuen Hall.[17] After the bout she declared that she wanted to return with her family in Wakayama and to take a rest from professional activities for a while.[17] She has not fought since then.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
11 matches 9 wins 1 loss
By knockout 3 0
By submission 4 1
By decision 1 0
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Draw 9-1-1 Audrey Kruyning Draw (0-1) Shooto - 2/23 in Korakuen Hall February 23, 2003 2 5:00 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Win 9-1-0 Tomomi Sunaba DQ (kicking a downed opponent) Ax Vol. 5 July 26, 2002 1 0:13 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Win 8-1-0 Hiromi Oka Submission (scarf hold armlock) Ax Vol. 3 May 4, 2002 2 3:09 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Win 7-1-0 Yoshiko Onoue TKO (corner stoppage) Shooto: Gig East 8 February 28, 2002 2 4:38 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6-1-0 Yuka Tsuji Submission (armbar) Ax Vol. 2: we want to shine December 26, 2001 3 3:37 Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Win 6-0-0 Yuuki Kondo Decision (3-0) Ax Vol. 1: we do the justice October 31, 2001 3 5:00 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Win 5-0-0 Mako Ito Submission (straight armbar) Smackgirl 4: Burning Night August 23, 2001 1 2:18 Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Win 4-0-0 Mari Kaneko Submission (guillotine choke) Smackgirl: Indeed July 26, 2001 3 1:50 Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Win 3-0-0 Mika Harigai Submission (guillotine choke) Smackgirl: Fighting Chance June 28, 2001 2 4:16 Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Win 2-0-0 Akemi Torisu KO (knee) Smackgirl: Starting Over May 24, 2001 1 2:49 Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-0-0 Tatyana Kuvshinova KO (punch) ReMix Golden Gate 2001 May 3, 2001 3 1:12 Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ikuma Hoshino Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  2. ^ 山西真理子 (in Japanese). Japan: Shooto Wiki. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  3. ^ 女子総合格闘家『星野育蒔』とは。 (in Japanese). Japan: Ikuma Hoshino official website. 2002-05-20. Archived from the original on 2005-02-05. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  4. ^ a b 星野育蒔(女子総合格闘技). 第123回 (in Japanese). Japan: PIA Corporation. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  5. ^ ""ジョシカクNow & Then"総決算/美女格闘家Best5(1) ジョシカク黎明期/スマック登場" (in Japanese). Japan: All About. 2005-09-21. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  6. ^ Ihara, Yoshinori; Yokomori, Aya (2001-05-03). "「薮下&高橋、柔術技に散る。柔道出身・星野、デビュー戦をKOで飾る」". Reports (in Japanese). Japan: Bout Review. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  7. ^ Ihara, Yoshinori (2001-05-24). "「薮下&高橋、柔術技に散る。柔道出身・星野、デビュー戦をKOで飾る」". Reports (in Japanese). Japan: Bout Review. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  8. ^ 「天然格闘少女」星野、今夜も快勝 SMACK GIRL「FIGHTING CHANCE」. Topics column (in Japanese). Japan: sportsnavi.com. June 2001. Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  9. ^ Ihara, Yoshinori (2001-07-26). "星野"DDT"で快勝/7.26 SMACK GIRL 3:レポ&写真" (in Japanese). Japan: Bout Review. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  10. ^ Ihara, Yoshinori (2001-08-23). "8.23 SMACK GIRL 4 写真付レポ。マア★ティン、快勝も内容に不満" (in Japanese). Japan: Bout Review. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  11. ^ "[AX]10.31 旗揚げ大会 写真掲載" (in Japanese). Japan: Bout Review. 2001-10-31. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  12. ^ Ihara, Yoshinori (2001-12-26). "[AX] 星野育蒔、ついに敗れる/12.26 六本木大会" (in Japanese). Japan: Bout Review. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  13. ^ "Japanese Defunct MMA Event List". Skill MMA. 2010-06-22. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  14. ^ Isurugi, Ryu (2002-02-28). [修斗] 星野育蒔、日本初の女子公式戦で勝利/2.28 北沢 (レポ&写真) (in Japanese). Japan: Bout Review. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  15. ^ Ihara, Yoshinori (2002-05-04). "[AX] 5.4 後楽園 (レポ&写真):辻結花・星野育蒔が激闘" (in Japanese). Japan: Bout Review. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  16. ^ Ihara, Yoshinori (2002-07-26). "(レポ&写真) [AX] 7.26 後楽園:ウィンディ智美、台風と化し星野に反則負け". Reports (in Japanese). Japan: Bout Review. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  17. ^ a b Ihara, Yoshinori (2003-02-23). (レポ&写真) [修斗] 2.23 後楽園:五味、残り1秒の関節マジック!. Reports (in Japanese). Japan: Bout Review. Retrieved 2010-09-28.

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