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Junji Ito (伊藤淳二, Itō Junji, born August 23, 1986) is a Japanese mixed martial artist who competes in the strawweight division.

Junji Ito
Born (1986-08-23) August 23, 1986 (age 32)
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Native name伊藤 淳二
Other namesJunji Sarumaru
(猿丸ジュンジ)
NationalityJapanese
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight114 lb (52 kg)
DivisionStrawweight
StanceOrthodox
TeamShooting Gym Yokohama
Mixed martial arts record
Total18
Wins13
By knockout8
By submission1
By decision4
Losses5
By submission3
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

"Junji Sarumaru" (猿丸ジュンジ) is ring name of Ito in Japan.

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Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Junji Ito has spent his entire career fighting for the Shooto organization. He is known for his punching power,[1] with the majority of his wins coming by knockout. He is the #1 ranked fighter in his division by Shooto.[2]

Junji Ito was expected to fight Shooto World Flyweight (114 lbs) Champion Rambaa Somdet on March 12, 2011,[3] however the championship bout was pushed back to April 29, 2011[4] and Ito ended up losing to Junji Ikoma.

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
18 matches 13 wins 5 losses
By knockout 8 0
By submission 1 3
By decision 4 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 13-5 Ken Asuka KO (punch) Shooto: Mobstyles 15th Anniversary Tour Fight & Mosh May 3, 2015 1 2:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 12-5 Kenichi Sawada KO (punches) Shooto: Gig Tokyo 18 February 11, 2015 2 2:04 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11-5 Hiroaki Shishino KO (punches) Shooto: 7th Round 2014 September 27, 2014 1 1:52 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 10-5 Shinya Murofushi Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: 1st Round 2014 January 13, 2014 1 3:33 Tokyo, Japan For Shooto World Flyweight (114lbs) Championship
Win 10-4 Tadaaki Yamamoto Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Gig Tokyo 15 August 25, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9-4 Mikihito Yamagami Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: 10th Round September 30, 2012 2 1:36 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9-3 Yuki Shoujou Decision (majority) Shooto: 3rd Round May 10, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 8-3 Junji Ikoma Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooto Tradition 2011 April 29, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan For Shooto World Flyweight (114lbs) Championship
Win 8-2 Atsushi Takeuchi KO (punch) Shooto: The Rookie Tournament 2010 Final December 18, 2010 1 3:58 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7-2 Jesse Taitano TKO (punches) Shooto: The Way of Shooto 5: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon September 23, 2010 3 4:50 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6-2 Hiroaki Yoshioka Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooting Disco 11: Tora Tora Tora! February 27, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5-2 Takeshi Sato Decision (unanimous) Shooto: The Rookie Tournament 2009 Final December 13, 2009 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4-2 Kenichi Sawada Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: Gig Tokyo 2 April 19, 2009 2 0:47 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 3-2 Mikihito Yamagami Submission (guillotine choke) Shooto: The Rookie Tournament 2008 Final December 13, 2008 2 2:15 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3-1 Yoshitaka Aki TKO (punches) Shooto: Shooto Tradition 3 September 28, 2008 1 4:01 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2-1 Kazuyuki Yoshida TKO (punches) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 7 January 26, 2008 1 1:52 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1-1 Noboru Tahara Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooting Disco 3: Everybody Fight Now October 20, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-0 Takahisa Toyoshima TKO (punches) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 4 July 15, 2007 1 0:53 Tokyo, Japan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shooto Rookie Kings Crowned; 'Sarumaru' Steals the Show". Sherdog.com. 2010-12-08.
  2. ^ "Ranking X-SHOOTO". Shooto. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
  3. ^ "'M-16' Somdet to Defend Shooto Title Against Ito in March". Sherdog.com. 2011-01-10.
  4. ^ "'M-16' Injured; Shooto Title Defense Pushed to April 29". Sherdog.com. 2011-03-05.

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