July 18, 1983
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
|Other names||Shooto no Ko (Child of Shooto), Iron Broom|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Nagoya, Aichi, Japan|
|Team||ALIVE Shooto & Jiu-Jitsu Academy
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Hatsu Hioki (日沖発 Hioki Hatsu ) (Japanese pronunciation: [çioki hatsu͍̥], born July 18, 1983) is a Japanese professional mixed martial artist signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship competing in the featherweight division. He is the former Shooto Lightweight Champion and former Sengoku Featherweight Champion. Hioki is a long time Shooto veteran and has fought most of his fights in Japanese promotions including the largest Mixed Martial Arts organization at the time, Pride Fighting Championships. Hioki is currently ranked the #5 featherweight in the world by Sherdog.
Mixed martial arts career 
TKO Major League MMA 
Hioki won his first MMA title in the Canadian promotion TKO Major League MMA, by defeating Mark Hominick for the featherweight belt. Prior to this Hioki had only one loss to Hiroyuki Takaya in Shooto and had a record of 8-1-1. He successfully defended this title twice before participating in the Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix tournament.
Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix 
Hioki defeated Masanori Kanehara in the semi-final of the tournament but was unable to continue on to the final to fight Michihiro Omigawa due to an injury in his bout with Kanehara. Kanehara replaced Hioki for the final and ended up winning the tournament.
Shooto Featherweight Championship 
On May 30, 2010 Hioki fought Takeshi Inoue for the Shooto Featherweight Championship (143 lbs) and won by a split decision making him the 9th fighter to win it and the 8th Japanese fighter to do so. Hioki had a controversially lost to Antonio Carvalho during his Shooto career.
Sengoku Featherweight Championship 
After defeating Jeff Lawson at Sengoku Raiden Championships 14, Hioki received a title shot against then WVR: Sengoku Featherweight Champion Marlon Sandro. The Championship fight was held at World Victory Road Presents: Soul of Fight on December 30, 2010. Hioki defeated Sandro via unanimous decision. Hioki's superior reach and movement allowed him to out land and counter the aggressive Brazilian. Hioki became the third featherweight Champion for Sengoku.
Hioki vacated the title on June 25, 2011 after signing with the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship 
On the same date he vacated the Sengoku Featherweight Championship: June 25, 2011, UFC officials announced that Hioki had signed a multi fight deal with the UFC. He debuted at UFC 137 on October 29, 2011, where he defeated George Roop via split decision.
Hioki faced veteran Bart Palaszewski on February 26, 2012 at UFC 144, winning the bout via unanimous decision. Hioki dominated the whole fight taking down Bart Palaszewski several times and applying a variety of submission attempts.
Hioki faced Clay Guida on January 26, 2013 at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson. Despite landing more strikes than Guida, and consistently looking for submissions after being taken to the ground, Guida defeated Hioki via split decision.
Championships and accomplishments 
Mixed Martial Arts 
- Sengoku Raiden Championships
- Sengoku Featherweight Championship (One time)
- 2009 Sengoku Featherweight GP Semifinalist
- Professional Shooto Japan
- Shooto Featherweight Championship (One time)
- TKO Major League MMA
- TKO Featherweight Championship (One time; last)
- Two successful title defenses
Mixed martial arts record 
|Professional record breakdown|
|34 matches||26 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||26–6–2||Clay Guida||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson||January 26, 2013||3||5:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||26–5–2||Ricardo Lamas||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida||June 22, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||26–4–2||Bart Palaszewski||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 144||February 26, 2012||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||25–4–2||George Roop||Decision (split)||UFC 137||October 29, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||24–4–2||Donald Sanchez||Submission (triangle choke)||Shooto 22||April 29, 2011||2||1:36||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||23–4–2||Marlon Sandro||Decision (unanimous)||Sengoku 16||December 30, 2010||5||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Won the Sengoku Featherweight Championship. Later vacated title.|
|Win||22–4–2||Jeff Lawson||Submission (triangle choke)||Sengoku 14||August 22, 2010||1||2:09||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||21–4–2||Takeshi Inoue||Decision (split)||Shooto 21||May 30, 2010||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Won the Shooto Featherweight Championship. Later vacated title.|
|Loss||20–4–2||Michihiro Omigawa||Decision (split)||Sengoku 11||November 7, 2009||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||20–3–2||Masanori Kanehara||Decision (unanimous)||Sengoku 9||August 2, 2009||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan||Sengoku Featherweight GP Semifinal. Hioki was injured and missed the final.|
|Win||19–3–2||Ronnie Mann||Submission (triangle choke)||Sengoku 8||May 2, 2009||1||3:09||Tokyo, Japan||Sengoku Featherweight GP Quarterfinal.|
|Win||18–3–2||Chris Manuel||Submission (triangle/armbar)||Sengoku 7||March 20, 2009||1||4:12||Tokyo, Japan||Sengoku Featherweight GP Opening Round.|
|Win||17–3–2||Rumina Sato||TKO (punches)||Shooto 20||November 29, 2008||1||3:32||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||16–3–2||Thierry Quenneville||Submission (triangle choke)||TKO 35||October 3, 2008||1||4:14||Quebec, Canada||Defended the TKO Featherweight Championship.|
|Draw||15–3–2||Hiroshi Nakamura||Draw||Shooto 19||August 3, 2008||3||5:00||Aichi, Japan|
|Win||15–3–1||Baret Yoshida||TKO (punches)||Shooto 18||March 28, 2008||1||4:51||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||14–3–1||Katsuya Toida||Submission (armbar)||Shooto 17||January 26, 2008||2||4:30||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||13–3–1||Brian Geraghty||Decision (unanimous)||Heat 5||November 25, 2007||3||5:00||Aichi, Japan|
|Loss||12–3–1||Kim Jong-Man||Decision (split)||Shooto 16||October 8, 2007||3||5:00||Aichi, Japan|
|Loss||12–2–1||Antonio Carvalho||Decision (split)||Shooto 15||May 18, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||12–1–1||Mark Hominick||Decision (majority)||TKO 28||February 9, 2007||5||5:00||Quebec, Canada||Defended the TKO Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||11–1–1||Byon Sho Kim||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Shooto 13||November 26, 2006||1||1:32||Aichi, Japan|
|Win||10–1–1||Jeff Curran||Decision (unanimous)||Pride Bushido 12||August 26, 2006||2||5:00||Aichi, Japan|
|Win||9–1–1||Mark Hominick||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||TKO 25||May 5, 2006||2||5:00||Quebec, Canada||Won the TKO Featherweight Championship.|
|Draw||8–1–1||Bao Quach||Draw||Shooto 12||February 26, 2006||3||5:00||Aichi, Japan|
|Win||8–1||Tom Niinimäki||Submission (armbar)||Shooto 11||November 6, 2005||1||3:03||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||7–1||Hideki Kadowaki||Submission (armbar)||Shooto 10||July 3, 2005||2||3:34||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||6–1||Joe Pearson||Submission (punches)||Shooto 9||March 27, 2005||1||1:35||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||5–1||Tsutomu Shiiki||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto 8||September 12, 2004||2||5:00||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||4–1||Yohei Nanbu||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto 7||March 28, 2004||2||5:00||Nagoya, Japan|
|Loss||3–1||Hiroyuki Takaya||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto 5||July 13, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3–0||Yoshinori Amari||Submission (armbar)||Shooto 4||March 30, 2003||2||2:38||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||2–0||Edward Button||TKO (punches)||Shooto 3||November 15, 2002||1||4:11||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–0||Masanori Sugatani||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Shooto 2||October 6, 2002||1||2:29||Aichi, Japan|
See also 
- "Sherdog Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". sherdog.com. November 19, 2012.
- Sergio Non. "Hioki dominates Sandro, wins Sengoku featherweight belt". USA Today.
- "Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas added to UFC on FX 4 in New Jersey". mmajunkie.com. April 25, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
- "Clay Guida-Hatsu Hioki added to UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago". mmajunkie.com. November 7, 2012.
- "UFC on FOX 6 play by play and live results". mmajunkie.com. January 26, 2013.
|9th Shooto World Lightweight Champion
May 30, 2010 – May 31, 2011
|TKO World Featherweight Champion
May 5, 2006 – October 2008
The organization was dissolved in 2008.
|3rd Sengoku Featherweight Champion
December 30, 2010 - June 25, 2011