Mitsuhiro Ishida

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Mitsuhiro Ishida
Mitsuhiro Ishida.jpg
Mitsuhiro Ishida in 2009, at the weigh-in before the Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg event.
Born (1978-12-29) December 29, 1978 (age 35)
Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
Other names The Endless Warrior
Nationality Japanese
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 143 lb (65 kg; 10.2 st)
Division Featherweight
Lightweight
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan
Team T-Blood
Years active 2001–2011
Mixed martial arts record
Total 29
Wins 20
By knockout 3
By submission 2
By decision 15
Losses 8
By knockout 4
By submission 1
By decision 3
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mitsuhiro Ishida (石田光洋, born December 29, 1978) is a retired Japanese mixed martial artist who has competed in Shooto, Strikeforce, PRIDE, DREAM, and DEEP. A professional competitor since 2001, Ishida also participated in the Yarennoka event in the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

Background[edit]

Originally from the Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan, Ishida was a talented wrestler, ranking in the top five nationally during high school for the Greco-Roman category.[1]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ishida's professional debut was on July 6, 2001 at Shooto: To the Top 6 against Daisuke Sugie where he lost via unanimous decision. He then went on to win his next four fights. On February 17, 2006 he defeated Kenichiro Togashi to become the Shooto Pacific Rim Welterweight Champion.

PRIDE[edit]

Ishida won his first four fights in the PRIDE organization, defeating fighters such as Marcus Aurelio and Cristiano Marcello.

At PRIDE Shockwave 2006 he lost to Takanori Gomi in a non-title fight on December 31, 2006, his first defeat in that organization. As a result of the loss to Gomi, he was unable to defend his Shooto Pacific Rim Welterweight Championship at a mandatory title defense in February 2007.[2]

Yarennoka![edit]

Ishida's perhaps most notable victory to date was a unanimous decision victory over then-undefeated future Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez at Yarennoka!.

Strikeforce[edit]

Ishida made his United States mainland debut at Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion defeating Justin Wilcox by armbar.

DREAM[edit]

On March 15, 2008, Ishida competed in the opening round of the DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix, defeating Korean judoka Jung Bu-Kyung. He proceeded to lose to Caol Uno in the quarter-finals at DREAM 3 via rear- naked choke submission.

Ishida then defeated Daisuke Nakamura at DREAM 7.

Following matches in Shooto and Strikeforce, Ishida returned to the organization at DREAM 15, where he defeated Daiki Hata.

Retirement[edit]

On July 6, 2012 Ishida announced that he has retired from mixed martial arts competition.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 20–8–1 Doo Ho Choi KO (knee and punches) DEEP: Impact 56 December 17, 2011 1 1:33 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 20–7–1 Joachim Hansen Decision (split) DREAM: Fight for Japan! May 29, 2011 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 20–6–1 Akiyo Nishiura Decision (split) DREAM 16 September 25, 2010 2 5:00 Nagoya, Japan
Win 19–6–1 Daiki Hata Decision (unanimous) DREAM 15 July 10, 2010 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan Featherweight debut
Loss 18–6–1 Gilbert Melendez TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg August 15, 2009 3 3:16 San Jose, California, United States For Strikeforce Interim Lightweight Championship
Loss 18–5–1 Mizuto Hirota TKO (punches) Shooto: Tradition Final May 10, 2009 1 1:33 Tokyo, Japan
Win 18–4–1 Daisuke Nakamura Decision (unanimous) DREAM 7 March 8, 2009 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 17–4–1 Justin Wilcox Submission (armbar) Strikeforce: At The Mansion II September 20, 2008 1 1:29 Beverly Hills, California, United States
Loss 16–4–1 Caol Uno Submission (rear-naked choke) DREAM 3 May 11, 2008 2 1:39 Saitama, Japan Quarterfinal Round of DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix
Win 16–3–1 Bu Kyung Jung Decision (unanimous) DREAM 1 March 15, 2008 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan Opening Round of DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix
Win 15–3–1 Gilbert Melendez Decision (unanimous) Yarennoka December 31, 2007 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 14–3–1 Takanori Gomi TKO (soccer kick and punches) PRIDE Shockwave 2006 December 31, 2006 1 1:14 Saitama, Japan
Win 14–2–1 David Bielkheden Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Bushido 13 November 5, 2006 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 13–2–1 Cristiano Marcello Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Bushido 12 August 26, 2006 2 5:00 Nagoya, Japan
Win 12–2–1 Marcus Aurélio Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Bushido 11 June 4, 2006 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 11–2–1 Paul Rodriguez Submission (guillotine choke) PRIDE Bushido 10 April 2, 2006 1 2:29 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–2–1 Kenichiro Togashi Decision (majority) Shooto: The Victory of the Truth February 17, 2006 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won Shooto Pacific Rim Welterweight Championship
Win 9–2–1 Takashi Nakakura TKO (cut) Shooto: Alive Road August 20, 2005 3 1:31 Yokohama, Japan
Win 8–2–1 Shinya Sato TKO (knees and punches) GCM: D.O.G. 1 March 12, 2005 1 3:03 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–2–1 Daisuke Sugie Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Wanna Shooto 2004 November 12, 2004 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6–2–1 Vitor Ribeiro Decision (unanimous) Shooto Hawaii: Soljah Fight Night July 9, 2004 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 6–1–1 Yoichi Fukumoto Decision (unanimous) Shooto: 3/4 in Kitazawa Town Hall March 4, 2004 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–1–1 Takayuki Okochi Decision (unanimous) Shooto 2004 - 1/24 in Korakuen Hall January 24, 2004 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 4–1–1 Naoki Matsushita Draw Shooto - 7/13 in Korakuen Hall July 13, 2003 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–1 Kotetsu Boku Decision (unanimous) Shooto - 2/6 in Kitazawa Town Hall February 6, 2003 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–1 Masakazu Kuramochi Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Treasure Hunt 1 January 12, 2002 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–1 Naoto Kojima TKO (punches) Shooto: Gig East 7 November 26, 2001 2 1:58 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–1 Hiroki Kotani Decision (unanimous) Shooto: To The Top 9 September 27, 2001 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0–1 Daisuke Sugie Decision (unanimous) Shooto: To The Top 6 July 6, 2001 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.adcombat.com/mitsuhiro-ishida-stopped-being-mma-fighter-but-not-officially-retired
  2. ^ Jordan Breen. "Ishida Vacates Shooto Title; February Fight Card Grows". Sherdog. 
  3. ^ http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/409-mitsuhiro-ishida-endless-fighter

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