Masutatsu Yano

Masutatsu Yano (born July 11, 1975)[1][2] is a Japanese former mixed martial artist who competed for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, RINGS, Pancrase and Deep.

Masutatsu Yano
Born (1975-07-11) July 11, 1975 (age 46)
Japan
NationalityJapanese
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight
Light heavyweight
Fighting out ofTokyo, Japan
TeamRJW Central
Years active1999–2004
Mixed martial arts record
Total7
Wins2
By decision2
Losses4
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision1
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Yano made his professional mixed martial arts debut and sole UFC appearance against Katsuhisa Fujii on November 19, 1999 at UFC 23. He lost the fight via TKO due to punches in the second round.[3][4][5]

PancraseEdit

Yano made his Pancrase debut against Daisuke Ishii on January 23, 2000 at Pancrase: Trans 1. He lost the fight via KO due to punches in the first round.[6]

Yano then faced Kazuo Takahashi on August 27, 2000 at Pancrase: 2000 Neo-Blood Tournament Second Round. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[6]

Fighting Network RingsEdit

Yano made his RINGS debut against Yasuhito Namekawa on June 15, 2001 at Rings: World Title Series 2. He lost the fight via a guillotine choke submission in the second round.[7]

Yano then faced Hiroyuki Ito on February 15, 2002 at Rings: World Title Series Grand Final. He won the fight via majority decision thus breaking a four-fight losing streak and earning his first mixed martial arts victory.

Later careerEdit

Yano faced Masato Nishiguchi on July 21, 2003 at GCM: Demolition 030721. He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Yano made his final mixed martial arts bout against Takahiro Oba on January 22, 2004 at Deep: 13th Impact. The fight ended in a draw.[8]

Submission grappling careerEdit

Yano competed in the 88kg category at ADCC 2001 wherein he faced Dean Lister.[9] He lost via a rear-naked choke submission.[10][11][12]

Additionally, Yano lost to Saulo Ribeiro in the Absolute category at ADCC 2001.[13][12]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
7 matches 2 wins 4 losses
By knockout 0 2
By submission 0 1
By decision 2 1
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Draw 2-4-1 Takahiro Oba Decision (majority) Deep: 13th Impact January 22, 2004 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2-4 Masato Nishiguchi Decision (unanimous) GCM: Demolition 030721 July 21, 2003 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 1-4 Hiroyuki Ito Decision (majority) Rings: World Title Series Grand Final February 15, 2002 3 5:00 Kanagawa, Japan
Loss 0-4 Yasuhito Namekawa Submission (guillotine choke) Rings: World Title Series 2 June 15, 2001 2 0:22 Kanagawa, Japan
Loss 0-3 Kazuo Takahashi Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: 2000 Neo-Blood Tournament Second Round August 27, 2000 1 10:00 Osaka, Japan
Loss 0-2 Daisuke Ishii KO (punches) Pancrase: Trans 1 January 23, 2000 1 0:06 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0-1 Katsuhisa Fujii TKO (punches) UFC 23 November 19, 1999 2 3:12 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UFC Stats - Yasutatsu Yano". UFC Stats. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  2. ^ "Masutatsu Yano - Tapology". Tapology. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  3. ^ Paul Benson (2018-12-03). "UFC 23: What happened when Kevin Randleman challenged for UFC Heavyweight Championship?". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  4. ^ "UFC 23: The final tournament". Yahoo Sports. 2009-04-24. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  5. ^ Scott Newman (2007-01-03). "MMA Review: #105: UFC 23: Ultimate Japan II". The Oratory. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  6. ^ a b "Masutatsu Yano Yano Bida and Shuhui Shuhui RJW". Pancrase. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  7. ^ "Fighting Network Rings 2001". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  8. ^ "Deep 13th Impact". Full Contact Fighter. 2004-01-21. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  9. ^ "ADCC 2001 DVDs in Stock!". Full Contact Fighter. 2002-03-31. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  10. ^ "How Does The Great Dean Lister Defend A Standing Rear Naked Choke?". BJJ Fanatics. 2019-01-10. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  11. ^ "ADCC 2001 - 88 à 98 KG". Grappling.Fr. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  12. ^ a b "ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship 2001". ADCC. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  13. ^ "ADCC 2001 - TOUTE CATÉGORIE". Grappling.Fr. Retrieved 2021-01-11.

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