Shintaro Ishiwatari (石渡伸太郎, Ishiwatari Shintarō, born February 21, 1985) 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.
|Born||February 21, 1985|
Osaka, Osaka, Japan
|Native name||石渡 伸太郎|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||134.5 lb (61.0 kg; 9.61 st)|
|Fighting out of||Tokyo, Japan|
|Rank||Black belt in Judo|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
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.
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.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|38 matches||26 wins||8 losses|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
- "Ishiwatari, profile for shooto Official site" (in Japanese).
- "Bantamweight King Of Pancrase" (in Japanese).
- 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.