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Masakatsu Ueda (born December 21, 1977) is a professional Japanese mixed martial artist who currently competes in the bantamweight division (known as featherweight in Shooto) for Shooto where he is the former Featherweight champion. Ueda won the vacant title after defeating Koetsu Okazai on March 28, 2008, by Unanimous Decision at Shooto's Back To Our Roots 8 show. Ueda was also a college level wrestler in Japan where holds a win over fellow mixed martial artist and Japanese Superstar Norifumi Yamamoto, better known as "Kid" Yamamoto. Ueda has also won many national titles in Combat Wrestling. He also won the All Japan Shooto Grappling championship, and both A and B class Shooto Rookie Tournaments. He is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Yuki Nakai.

Masakatsu Ueda
Born (1977-12-21) December 21, 1977 (age 41)
NationalityJapanese
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
StyleWrestling, BJJ
TeamParaestra Tokyo, Team Haleo
TrainerYuki Nakai
Mixed martial arts record
Total33
Wins26
By knockout2
By submission6
By decision18
Losses5
By submission2
By decision3
Draws2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BellatorEdit

Ueda faced Travis Marx in the first round of the Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament and suffered a unanimous decision loss in a competitive fight. He was later released from the promotion.[1]

ONE ChampionshipEdit

Following his release from Bellator, Ueda signed with ONE Championship and entered the ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix. He made his debut against Min Jung Song at ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Kings on October 6.[2]

Ueda faced Jens Pulver in the Bantamweight grand prix semifinals on April 5, 2013, at ONE Fighting Championship: Kings and Champions. He won the fight by submission.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
33 matches 26 wins 5 losses
By knockout 2 0
By submission 6 2
By decision 18 3
Draws 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 26–6–2 Rafael Silva Decision (unanimous) Pancrase 296 May 20, 2018 5 5:00 Tokyo, Japan For Pancrase Interim Bantamweight Championship
Win 26–5–2 Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniha Submission (keylock) Pancrase 291 November 12, 2017 3 4:52 Tokyo, Japan
Win 25–5–2 Toshinori Tsunemura Decision (unanimous) Pancrase 288 July 2, 2017 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 24–5–2 Victor Henry Decision (unanimous) Pancrase 285 March 12, 2017 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 23–5–2 Hidekazu Fukushima Decision (unanimous) Pancrase 282 November 13, 2016 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 22–5–2 Rafael Silva Decision (unanimous) Pancrase 279 July 24, 2016 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 22–4–2 Jun Doi Decision (unanimous) Grandslam 4: Way of the Cage March 19, 2016 3 3:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 21–4–2 Jose Alday Technical Submission (rear naked choke) Pancrase - 275 January 31, 2016 3 2:02 Tokyo, Japan
Win 20–4–2 Kosuke Terashima Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - 271 November 1, 2015 3 3:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 19–4–2 Luis Nogueira Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - 268 July 5, 2015 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 18–4–2 Victor Henry Submission (kneebar) Grandslam MMA 2: Way of the Cage February 8, 2015 3 3:22 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 18–3–2 Bibiano Fernandes Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Heroes May 2, 2014 5 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines For the ONE FC Bantamweight Championship
Win 18–2–2 Kevin Belingon Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: Rise to Power May 31, 2013 3 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines Won the ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix.
Win 17–2–2 Jens Pulver Submission (D'arce choke) ONE Fighting Championship: Kings and Champions April 5, 2013 2 3:52 Kallang, Singapore ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix semifinal
Win 16–2–2 Min Jung Song Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Kings Oct 6, 2012 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix first round
Loss 15–2–2 Travis Marx Decision (unanimous) Bellator 64 April 6, 2012 3 5:00 Windsor, Ontario, Canada Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 15–1–2 Kyoji Horiguchi Decision (majority) Shooto: Survivor Tournament Final January 8, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Return to Bantamweight
Win 14–1–2 Royler Gracie Decision (split) Amazon Forest Combat 1 September 14, 2011 3 5:00 Manaus, Brazil Lightweight bout
Win 13–1–2 Rumina Sato KO (kick to the body) Shooto: Shooting Disco 15: Try Hard, Japan! July 11, 2011 1 4:23 Tokyo, Japan
Win 12–1–2 Ralph Acosta Submission (D'arce choke) Shooto: Shootor's Legacy 1 January 10, 2011 2 1:13 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11–1–2 Akitoshi Tamura Decision (unanimous) Shooto: The Way of Shooto 3: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon May 30, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 10–1–2 Shuichiro Katsumura Submission (ninja choke) Shooto: The Way of Shooto 2: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon March 22, 2010 2 3:39 Tokyo, Japan Lost Shooto Featherweight (132 lbs.) Championship
Win 10–0–2 Eduardo Dantas Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Revolutionary Exchanges 1: Undefeated July 19, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended Shooto Featherweight (132 lbs.) Championship
Win 9–0–2 So Tazawa Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Tradition 6 March 29, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended Shooto Featherweight (132 lbs.) Championship
Draw 8–0–2 Marcos Galvão Draw (split) Shooto: Shooto Tradition 3 September 28, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended Shooto Featherweight (132 lbs.) Championship
Win 8–0–1 Koetsu Okazaki Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 8 March 28, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan For the vacant Shooto Featherweight (132 lbs.) Championship
Win 7–0–1 Atsushi Yamamoto Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 7 January 26, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–0–1 Tetsu Suzuki Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Rookie Tournament 2007 Final December 8, 2007 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 5–0–1 Takeya Mizugaki Draw (majority) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 4 July 15, 2007 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–0 So Tazawa Submission (D'arce choke) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 2 March 16, 2007 3 2:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–0 Teriyuki Matsumoto Submission (triangle choke) Shooto: Rookie Tournament Final December 2, 2006 1 4:42 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0 Naoki Yahagi TKO (punches) Shooto 2006: 10/1 in Kitazawa Town Hall October 1, 2006 1 3:49 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–0 Nobuhiro Hayakawa Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Gig West 5 June 3, 2006 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 1–0 Satoshi Yamashita Decision (unanimous) Shooto 2005: 11/29 in Kitazawa Town Hall November 29, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bellator Releases Bantamweight Masakatsu Ueda, Alexis Vila Following Tourney Losses". Sherdog.com. April 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  2. ^ "ONE FC Announce First Two Bantamweight Grand Prix Fights, Clarify Choice of Title Fights". combat-asia.com. September 18, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-23.

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