Tatsuya Mizuno

Tatsuya Mizuno (Japanese: 水野 竜也, Mizuno Tatsuya) (born June 2, 1981) is a Japanese mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division. A professional competitor since 2006, he has fought for DREAM, Pancrase, DEEP, M-1 Global, ProElite, ONE FC, K-1, and also participated in the Dynamite!! 2010 event.

Tatsuya Mizuno
水野竜也
Born (1981-06-02) June 2, 1981 (age 40)
Ibaraki, Japan
Other namesVicious
NationalityJapanese
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
DivisionHeavyweight
Light Heavyweight Middleweight
TeamTribe Tokyo MMA
U-File Camp
RankThird degree black belt in Judo
Years active2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total38
Wins23
By knockout7
By submission12
By decision3
By disqualification1
Losses14
By knockout8
By submission3
By decision3
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Mizuno started competing in judo in high school, and currently holds a 3rd dan black belt in the discipline. On April 29, 2005, he became the champion of fifth Shooto East amateur mixed martial arts tournament, and on December 23, 2005, he took part in the U-FILE CAMP amateur tournament as member of Pankurasu geto.

On September 16, 2006, he defeated Yuji Sakuragi in his MMA debut at Pancrase: Blow 7.[1] He fought against the likes Thiago Silva, Assuerio Silva and Mirko Cro Cop early on in his career.

DREAMEdit

In 2010 Mizuno took part in the DREAM Light Heavyweight Grand Prix. He defeated Melvin Manhoef at DREAM 15, in the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinal. In the final he fought with Gegard Mousasi, and lost to him by rear-naked choke submission.[2][3]

Mizuno fought Sergei Kharitonov at DREAM's Dynamite!! 2010 New Year's Eve event[4] and lost the fight via first-round KO.

On July 16, 2011, Mizuno defeated Trevor Prangley by KO (knee to the body) in the first round at Dream: Japan GP Final. Former UFC Middleweight Yushin Okami was present as his cornerman.[5]

Post-DREAMEdit

On January 21, 2012, Mizuno defeated Ilima Maiava via submission (arm-triangle choke) in the second round.[6]

In June 2012, Mizuno faced MMA veteran Renato Sobral at ONE Fighting Championship: Destiny of Warriors. Mizuno lost via armbar submission in 31 seconds of the first round.[7]

He then faced fellow judoka Jason Jones at Glory 2: Brussels on October 6, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.[8] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Mizuno returned to the One FC promotion on October 18, 2013 against Rafael Silva. Mizuno won a three-round unanimous decision.[9]

In Mizuno's next bout, he faced undefeated Brazilian Leandro Ataides at ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Heroes on May 2, 2014. Mizuno was stopped by strikes at 0:47 of round one.[10]

Mizuno faced Brayan Rafiq at ONE Fighting Championship: Battle of the Lions on November 7, 2014. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

Mizuno then faced João Batista Yoshimura at DEEP 98 on November 1, 2020.[12] He lost the fight via second-round knockout.[13]

Mizuno made his first title defense attempt in a rematch against Yoshimura at DEEP 102 on July 4, 2021.[14] He lost the bout via second-round knockout.[15]

Championships and AccomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
38 matches 23 wins 14 losses
By knockout 7 8
By submission 12 3
By decision 3 3
By disqualification 1 0
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 23–14–1 João Batista Yoshimura KO (punches) DEEP: 102 Impact July 4, 2021 2 0:32 Tokyo, Japan Lost the DEEP Middleweight Championship.
Loss 23–13–1 João Batista Yoshimura TKO (punches) DEEP: 98 Impact 1 November 2020 2 Tokyo, Japan
Win 23–12–1 Joshua Robison Submission (rear naked choke) DEEP 93 Impact 15 December 2019 2 3:28 Tokyo, Japan Light Heavyweight bout
Win 22–12–1 Ryo Sakai Disqualification DEEP 92 Impact 22 October 2019 2 3:41 Tokyo, Japan Light Heavyweight bout[16]
Win 21–12–1 Mitsuyoshi Nakai Submission (head and arm choke) DEEP 90 Impact 29 June 2019 1 4:58 Tokyo, Japan
Win 20–12–1 Ryuta Sakurai Submission (sleeper choke) DEEP 87 Impact 22 December 2018 2 2:53 Tokyo, Japan
Win 19–12–1 Lee Eun-Su Submission (rear naked choke) Road FC 049 August 18, 2018 2 2:32 Seoul, South Korea
Win 18–12–1 Taisuke Okuno Submission (sleeper choke) DEEP 82 Impact February 24, 2018 3 4:34 Tokyo, Japan Won vacant Deep Middleweight Championship
Win 17–12–1 Genpei Hayashi Decision (unanimous) DEEP 79 Impact September 16, 2017 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 16–12–1 Jung Kyo Park Submission (rear naked choke) DEEP Cage Impact 2017 May 13, 2017 2 1:55 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 15–12–1 Gilberto Galvao Decision (unanimous) ONE FC 47: Unbreakable Warriors September 2, 2016 3 5:00 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 15–11–1 Mohamed Ali TKO (knee and punches) ONE FC 42: Ascent To Power May 6, 2016 2 3:52 Kallang, Singapore Catchweight (209 lbs) bout.
Loss 14–11–1 Jake Butler TKO (elbows) ONE FC 38: Clash of Heroes January 29, 2016 1 4:38 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Light Heavyweight bout.
Win 14–10–1 Jun Hee Moon TKO (retirement) DEEP 73 Impact October 17, 2015 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 13–10–1 Young Choi Technical Draw DEEP: Cage Impact 2015 July 20, 2015 1 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–10 Brayan Rafiq Decision (unanimous) ONE FC: Battle of the Lions November 7, 2014 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 12–10 Leandro Ataides KO (punches) ONE FC: Rise of Heroes May 2, 2014 1 0:47 Pasay, Philippines
Win 12–9 Rafael Silva Decision (unanimous) ONE FC: Total Domination October 18, 2013 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore Middleweight debut.
Loss 11–9 Jason Jones Decision (unanimous) Glory World Series: Glory 2 October 12, 2012 3 5:00 Brussels, Belgium
Loss 11–8 Renato Sobral Submission (armbar) ONE FC: Destiny of Warriors June 24, 2012 1 0:31 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 11–7 Ilima Maiava Submission (arm-triangle choke) ProElite 3 January 21, 2012 2 1:47 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 10–7 Trevor Prangley TKO (knee to the body) Dream: Japan GP Final July 16, 2011 1 4:41 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9–7 Sergei Kharitonov KO (knee) Dynamite!! 2010 December 31, 2010 1 1:25 Saitama, Japan Heavyweight debut.
Loss 9–6 Gegard Mousasi Submission (rear-naked choke) DREAM 16 September 25, 2010 1 6:10 Nagoya, Japan DREAM Light Heavyweight GP Final; DREAM Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 9–5 Melvin Manhoef Submission (kimura) DREAM 15 July 10, 2010 1 7:38 Saitama, Japan DREAM Light Heavyweight GP Semifinal.
Win 8–5 Ilir Latifi TKO (knee and punches) K-1: Rumble of the Kings November 20, 2009 3 0:15 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 7–5 Rafael Rodríguez Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Challenge 18: Netherlands Day Two August 16, 2009 1 2:20 Hilversum, Netherlands
Loss 6–5 Tom Blackledge Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Challenge 14: Japan April 29, 2009 1 3:22 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–4 Jose Beltran Martinez TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 8: USA October 29, 2008 1 1:53 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 5–4 Bruno Carvalho Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 6: Korea August 29, 2008 2 5:00 South Korea
Win 5–3 Yoshiyuki Nakanishi KO (punches) M-1 Challenge 5: Japan July 17, 2008 1 4:13 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 4–3 Mirko Cro Cop TKO (punches) DREAM 1: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 First Round March 15, 2008 1 0:56 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Win 4–2 Masayuki Kono TKO (punches) Pancrase: Rising 9 November 28, 2007 1 3:28 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 3–2 Assuerio Silva TKO (punches) Pancrase: Rising 5 May 30, 2007 2 2:08 Tokyo, Japan For vacant King of Pancrase Heavyweight Championship.
Loss 3–1 Thiago Silva KO (soccer kick) Pancrase: Rising 2 February 28, 2007 1 4:29 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0 Yasuaki Miura Technical Submission (kimura) Pancrase: Blow 10 December 2, 2006 1 1:47 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–0 Yuji Sakuragi Submission (rear-naked choke) Pancrase: Blow 7 September 16, 2006 2 3:20 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Keizo Nagaya Technical Submission (armbar) Pancrase: 2006 Neo-Blood Tournament Finals July 28, 2006 1 4:20 Tokyo, Japan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tatsuya Mizuno".
  2. ^ "Tatsuya Mizuno vs Gegard Mousasi".
  3. ^ "Tatsuya Mizuno vs Gegard Mousasi". Archived from the original on 2010-08-31.
  4. ^ "Dream Adds Three Dynamite!! 2010 Bouts, No Opponent For Alistair Overeem Yet". MMAWeekly.com. December 22, 2010.
  5. ^ "Takaya, Mousasi retain gold in DREAM title doubleheader". sherdog.com. July 16, 2011.
  6. ^ "ProElite 3 'Grove vs. Minowa' results & play-by-play". sherdog.com. January 21, 2012.
  7. ^ "'Babalu' armbars Mizuno, Moreira knocks out Huerta at ONE FC 4 'Destiny of Warriors'". sherdog.com. June 23, 2012.
  8. ^ Glory 2: Brussels final fight card for this Saturday
  9. ^ "Fernandes unifies 135-pound title, Aoki shines in Featherweight debut at ONE FC 11". sherdog.com. October 18, 2013.
  10. ^ "Fernandes outpoints Ueda, retains Bantamweight title at ONE FC 15 'Rise of Heroes'". sherdog.com. May 2, 2014.
  11. ^ "ONE FC 22 results: Igor Svirid claims middleweight title in 17 seconds". MMAJunkie.com. November 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Tatsuya Mizuno faces João Batista Yoshimura at Deep 98". asianmma.com. September 29, 2020.
  13. ^ John Hyon Ko (November 1, 2020). "Daichi Abe dismantles Yuta Watanabe at Deep 98". asianmma.com.
  14. ^ "Three titles on the line at Deep 102". asianmma.com. May 12, 2021.
  15. ^ John Hyon Ko (July 6, 2021). "Juntaro Ushiku defends featherweight title with split decision win over Daisuke Nakamura at Deep 102". asianmma.com.
  16. ^ Deep 92 Impact: Photos and results Asiamma.com retrieved October 26, 2019

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