Shintaro Ishiwatari

Shintaro Ishiwatari (石渡伸太郎, Ishiwatari Shintarō, born February 21, 1985)[1] is a Japanese mixed martial artist and current Pancrase Bantamweight Champion. A professional competitor since 2006, he has also competed in Shooto, RIZIN, Vale Tudo Japan, DEEP, and World Victory Road.

Shintaro Ishiwatari
Born (1985-02-21) February 21, 1985 (age 35)
Osaka, Osaka, Japan[1]
Native name石渡 伸太郎
NationalityJapanese
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight134.5 lb (61.0 kg; 9.61 st)
DivisionFeatherweight
Bantamweight
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofTokyo, Japan
TeamCAVE[2]
RankBlack belt in Judo
Years active2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total38
Wins26
By knockout9
By submission2
By decision15
Losses8
By knockout4
By submission1
By decision3
Draws4
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

ShootoEdit

Ishiwatari made his professional MMA debut for the Shooto organization in March 2006. He fought almost exclusively for this company for four years up to 2010 and - including a fight for World Victory Road - amassed a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws during this time.

PancraseEdit

Ishiwatari debuted for the Pancrase organization in 2011. In that year he won the Bantamweight King of Pancrase and remains the champion today. As of October 2017, he has a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw with the organization.

Rizin Fighting FederationEdit

In 2017, Ishiwatari entered into the 2017 RIZIN Bantamweight Grand Prix. He faced Akhmed Musakaev in the first round on October 15, 2017 at Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: Opening Round - Part 2. He won the fight by unanimous decision to advance.

Ishiwatari competed in the rest of the Bantamweight Grand Prix in December 2017, fighting three times over two days. In the quarter-finals, he faced Kevin Petshi on December 29, 2017 at Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round. He won the fight via knockout in the first round. He advanced to the next round, which was held on December 31, 2017 at Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: Final Round. He faced Takafumi Otsuka in the semi-finals and won via unanimous decision. In the final, he faced Kyoji Horiguchi and lost via knockout early into the second round.

After the Grand Prix, Ishiwatari faced Ulka Sasaki at Rizin 17 on July 28, 2019. He won the fight via north-south choke in the second round.

Ishiwatari faced Hiromasa Ogikubo in a bout that served as a title eliminator at Rizin 20 on December 31, 2019.[3] Ishiwatari lost the back-and-forth bout via split decision.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
38 matches 26 wins 8 losses
By knockout 9 4
By submission 2 1
By decision 15 3
Draws 4
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 26–8–4 Hiromasa Ogikubo Decision (split) Rizin 20 December 31, 2019 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan Rizin Bantamweight title eliminator.
Win 26–7–4 Ulka Sasaki Submission (north-south choke) Rizin 17 July 28, 2019 2 8:58 Saitama, Japan
Loss 25–7–4 Kyoji Horiguchi KO (punches) Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: Final Round December 31, 2017 2 0:14 Saitama, Japan 2017 Rizin Bantamweight Grand-Prix Final.
Win 25–6–4 Takafumi Otsuka Decision (unanimous) Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: Final Round December 31, 2017 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan 2017 Rizin Bantamweight Grand-Prix Semifinal.
Win 24–6–4 Kevin Petshi KO (punch) Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: 2nd Round December 29, 2017 1 4:30 Saitama, Japan 2017 Rizin Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Win 23–6–4 Akhmed Musakaev Decision (unanimous) Rizin World Grand Prix 2017: Opening Round - Part 2 October 15, 2017 3 5:00 Fukuoka, Japan 2017 Rizin Bantamweight Grand Prix Opening Round
Win 22–6–4 Rafael Silva Decision (unanimous) Pancrase 287 May 28, 2017 5 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended the Bantamweight King of Pancrase title.
Win 21–6–4 Jonathan Brookins Decision (unanimous) Pancrase 279 July 24, 2016 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended the Bantamweight King of Pancrase title.
Win 20–6–4 Victor Henry Decision (unanimous) Pancrase 273 December 13, 2015 5 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended the Bantamweight King of Pancrase title.
Win 19–6–4 Takafumi Otsuka TKO (punch) DEEP: DREAM Impact 2014: Omisoka Special December 31, 2014 1 3:30 Saitama, Japan
Loss 18–6–4 Jonathan Brookins Decision (unanimous) Pancrase 262 November 1, 2014 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Non-title bout.
Win 18–5–4 Trevor Ward TKO (corner stoppage) Pancrase 258 May 11, 2014 1 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended the Bantamweight King of Pancrase title.
Win 17–5–4 Yo Saito Decision (unanimous) Pancrase 256 February 2, 2014 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended the Bantamweight King of Pancrase title.
Win 16–5–4 Alan Yoshihiro Yamaniwa Decision (majority) Pancrase 255 December 8, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Non-title bout.
Loss 15–5–4 Kyoji Horiguchi TKO (punches) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 2nd June 22, 2013 5 0:41 Tokyo, Japan
Win 15–4–4 Nobuhiro Yoshitake KO (soccer kick) Pancrase 246 March 17, 2013 1 3:36 Tokyo, Japan Non-title bout.
Win 14–4–4 Caol Uno Decision (unanimous) Shooto: 10th Round September 30, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–4–4 Nobutaka Hiyoshi Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Progress Tour 7 June 1, 2012 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Non-title bout.
Win 12–4–4 Manabu Inoue Decision (majority) Pancrase: Impressive Tour 13 December 3, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won the Bantamweight King of Pancrase title.[2]
Win 11–4–4 Motonobu Tezuka Decision (split) Pancrase: Impressive Tour 8 August 7, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Pancrase Bantamweight title eliminator.
Draw 10–4–4 Tashiro Nishiuchi Draw Pancrase: Impressive Tour 4 May 3, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Pancrase debut.
Win 10–4–3 Tashiro Nishiuchi Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Impressive Tour 3 March 11, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended the Bantamweight King of Pancrase title.[2]
Loss 9–4–3 Taiyo Nakahara Decision (split) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 15 October 30, 2010 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan SRC Asia Bantamweight tournament 2010 Quarterfinals.
Win 9–3–3 Kil Woo Lee Submission (guillotine choke) Sengoku Raiden Championship 14 August 7, 2010 1 2:20 Tokyo, Japan SRC Asia Bantamweight tournament 2010 2nd Round.
Win 8–3–3 Nobuhiro Yamauchi TKO (punches) SRC ASIA vol.1 July 7, 2010 1 3:13 Tokyo, Japan Bantamweight debut; SRC Asia Bantamweight tournament 2010 First Round.
Win 7–3–3 Wataru Miki Decision (majority) Shooto: The Way of Shooto 3: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon May 30, 2010 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6–3–3 Taiki Tsuchiya KO (punches) Shooto: Shooting Disco 9: Superman June 6, 2009 1 0:20 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6–2–3 Chan Sung Jung Submission (rear-naked choke) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 7 March 20, 2009 1 4:29 Tokyo, Japan 2009 Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix First Round.
Draw 6–1–3 Michihiro Omigawa Draw Shooto: Shooto Tradition 5 January 18, 2009 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–1–2 Tenkei Oda TKO (punches) Shooto: Shooto Tradition 3 September 28, 2008 1 4:08 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–1–2 Kazuhiro Ito KO (slam) Shooto: Shooting Disco 4: Born in the Fighting February 23, 2008 1 2:17 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–1–2 Hayate Usui Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 6 November 8, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 3–1–2 Hiroshi Nakamura Draw Shooto: Shooting Disco 2: The Heat Rises Tonight August 5, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–1–1 Toshihiko Yokoyama TKO (punches) Shooto: Shooting Disco 1: Saturday Night Hero June 2, 2007 1 2:45 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–1–1 Tomonori Taniguchi TKO (doctor stoppage) Shooto: It's Strong Being a Man March 4, 2007 1 3:41 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–1–1 Masatoshi Kobayashi Decision (majority) Shooto: 11/10 in Korakuen Hall November 10, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 0–1–1 Keisuke Yamada Draw Shooto 2006: 10/1 in Kitazawa Town Hall October 1, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0–1 Daisuke Ishizawa TKO (doctor stoppage) Shooto: 3/3 in Kitazawa Town Hall March 3, 2006 2 2:01 Tokyo, Japan Doctor stoppage due to cut.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ishiwatari, profile for shooto Official site" (in Japanese).
  2. ^ a b c d "Bantamweight King Of Pancrase" (in Japanese).
  3. ^ Guilherme Cruz (December 4, 2019). "Eight fights added to Bellator Japan and RIZIN 20, including Kai Asakura vs. Manel Kape for vacant RIZIN bantamweight title". mmafighting.com.

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