Junji Ito (fighter)
|Born||August 23, 1986|
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
|Native name||伊藤 淳二|
|Other names||Junji Sarumaru|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||114 lb (52 kg)|
|Team||Shooting Gym Yokohama|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
"Junji Sarumaru" (猿丸ジュンジ) is ring name of Ito in Japan.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Junji Ito has spent his entire career fighting for the Shooto organization. He is known for his punching power, with the majority of his wins coming by knockout. He is the #1 ranked fighter in his division by Shooto.
Junji Ito was expected to fight Shooto World Flyweight (114 lbs) Champion Rambaa Somdet on March 12, 2011, however the championship bout was pushed back to April 29, 2011 and Ito ended up losing to Junji Ikoma.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||13 wins||5 losses|
|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|
- "Shooto Rookie Kings Crowned; 'Sarumaru' Steals the Show". Sherdog.com. 2010-12-08.
- "Ranking X-SHOOTO". Shooto. Retrieved 2011-03-11.
- "'M-16' Somdet to Defend Shooto Title Against Ito in March". Sherdog.com. 2011-01-10.
- "'M-16' Injured; Shooto Title Defense Pushed to April 29". Sherdog.com. 2011-03-05.