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Katsuhisa Fujii (藤井 克久, Fujii Katsuhisa),(born August 15, 1972) is a Japanese retired mixed martial artist and professional wrestler, mostly known for his work in Pro Wrestling Zero1 and Hustle. A professional MMA competitor from 1996 until 2010, he competed for the UFC, PRIDE Fighting Championships, PRIDE Fighting Championships, Pancrase, DEEP, RINGS, and M-1 Global.

Katsuhisa Fujii
Born (1972-08-15) August 15, 1972 (age 47)
Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan[1]
Other namesShamoji ("Gamecock")
NationalityJapanese
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
DivisionHeavyweight
Light Heavyweight
Fighting out ofHiroshima, Japan
TeamCore
Mixed martial arts record
Total28
Wins9
By knockout3
By submission3
By decision3
Losses18
By knockout7
By submission6
By decision5
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Fuji later learned mixed martial arts on the Super Tiger Gym of Satoru Sayama and debuted for Shooto in 1997.

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Fujii also joined Universal Fighting-Arts Organization in 2002 and trained under Naoya Ogawa, before making his pro wrestling debut for Pro Wrestling Zero1.

Pro Wrestling Zero-One (2003-2004)Edit

He was introduced in Zero-One in January 2003 as a new ally to his mentor Ogawa.[2] Immediately after, Fujii and him challenged the reigning NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Champions, Matt Ghaffari and Tom Howard, but were defeated. Fujii remained as a Japanese loyalist, teaming up with native wrestlers against Ghaffari and his American faction from UPW, while also doing small appearances for shoot-style wrestling promotion U-style, founded by Kiyoshi Tamura. Ogawa and him teamed up again in July, when they competed at the OH Tag Festival. They were successful, reaching the finals after eliminating Howard' and Ghaffari's own teams, as well as Mexican legends Dos Caras Jr. and Lizmark Jr., and then defeated Kevin Randleman and The Predator at the finals to win the tournament. Fujii also followed this victory by winning also the U-style tournament Kiyoshi Tamura Challenger, earning him a match against Tamura which Katsuhisa lost. Ogawa and him kept teaming until the end of the year, when they both left Zero-One for Hustle

Hustle (2004-2006)Edit

Fujii wrestled in Hustle as a member of Ogawa's Hustle Army. Being given the nickname of "Shamoji" ("Gamecock") by Ogawa, Fujii was portrayed here as a optimistical underdog who always tried his best despite constantly failing. It was better exemplified by his finishing move, a diving elbow drop ironically baptized as AHE or Atareba Hyappatsuhyakuchu Elbow (translated as "100% Hitting Chance Elbow"), which he constantly boasted of, yet never managed to land on his opponent due to the long range he chose to execute it.[2] He battled repeatedly the forces of Generalissimo Takada's Monster Army over the years, getting occasional wins in tag team matches, until leaving Hustle in March 2006.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
28 matches 9 wins 18 losses
By knockout 3 7
By submission 3 6
By decision 3 5
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 9–18–1 Ryuta Noji TKO (punches) DEEP: 46 Impact February 28, 2010 1 3:18 Tokyo, Japan Light Heavyweight bout.
Loss 9–17–1 Choi Mu-Bae Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Changing Tour 3 June 7, 2009 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9–16–1 Lee Sang-Soo TKO (punches) DEEP: Gladiator August 16, 2008 1 4:36 Okayama, Japan
Loss 9–15–1 Jessie Gibbs TKO (knees and punches) M-1 Challenge 5: Japan July 17, 2008 1 1:34 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9–14–1 Akhmet Sultanov Submission (armbar) M-1 Challenge 2: Russia April 3, 2008 1 0:54 St. Petersburg, Russia
Loss 9–13–1 Yasuhito Namekawa Decision (majority) DEEP: 32 Impact October 10, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Light Heavyweight bout.
Win 9–12–1 Yuji Sakuragi Decision (majority) DEEP: Glove July 26, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 8–12–1 Jyunpei Hamada Decision (split) MARS 6: Rapid Fire December 22, 2006 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan 95 kg (209.4 lbs) bout.
Loss 8–11–1 Elvis Sinosic Submission (armbar) X-plosion: X-plosion August 18, 2006 1 N/A Australia
Loss 8–10–1 Igor Vovchanchyn KO (punches) PRIDE Bushido 5 October 14, 2004 1 4:02 Osaka, Japan
Win 8–9–1 Jin O Kim Submission (rear-naked choke) PRIDE Bushido 3 May 23, 2004 1 2:58 Yokohama, Japan
Win 7–9–1 Hiroya Takada Decision (majority) Pancrase: 2002 Anniversary Show September 29, 2002 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Loss 6–9–1 Mikhail Ilyukhin Submission (guillotine choke) PC: Premium Challenge May 6, 2002 1 5:45 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–8–1 Mike Thomas Submission (kneebar) TF: Tropical Fights 3 February 19, 2002 1 N/A Tahiti
Loss 5–8–1 Hirotaka Yokoi Decision (unanimous) RINGS: World Title Series Grand Final February 15, 2002 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Loss 5–7–1 Kazuo Takahashi TKO (punches) Pancrase: Proof 7 December 1, 2001 1 1:12 Yokohama, Japan
Win 5–6–1 Osami Shibuya Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: 2001 Anniversary Show September 30, 2001 3 5:00 Kanagawa, Japan
Win 4–6–1 Jason DeLucia TKO (knee injury) Pancrase: 2001 Anniversary Show September 30, 2001 1 5:00 Kanagawa, Japan
Loss 3–6–1 Antônio Rogério Nogueira Technical Submission (armbar) DEEP: 2nd Impact August 18, 2001 1 3:59 Yokohama, Japan
Loss 3–5–1 Marcelo Tigre Submission (rear-naked choke) DEEP: 1st Impact January 8, 2001 2 2:27 Nagoya, Japan
Draw 3–4–1 Jason DeLucia Draw Pancrase: Trans 7 December 4, 2000 1 15:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–4 Johnny Huskey Submission (keylock) Pancrase: Trans 6 October 31, 2000 1 1:40 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 2–4 Kenichi Yamamoto Submission (kneebar) UFC 23 November 19, 1999 1 4:15 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–3 Masutatsu Yano TKO (punches) UFC 23 November 19, 1999 2 3:12 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1–3 Kohei Sato TKO (punches) Shooto: Renaxis 2 July 16, 1999 1 4:05 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–2 Daniel Quonian TKO (punches) Shooto: Reconquista 2 April 6, 1997 1 0:44 Tokyo, Japan Heavyweight debut.
Loss 0–2 David Paaluhi TKO (punches) SB 2: SuperBrawl 2 October 11, 1996 1 0:55 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States For SuperBrawl Middleweight (80 kg) Tournament Championship.
Loss 0–1 Ryuta Sakurai Decision Lumax Cup: Tournament of J '96 March 30, 1996 2 3:00 Japan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ shootoresult.versus.jp
  2. ^ a b "Katsuhisa "Shamoji" Fujii HUSTLE profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/index.html

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