Sanae Kikuta

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Sanae Kikuta
Born (1971-09-10) September 10, 1971 (age 43)
Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight
Light Heavyweight
Style Judo, Shooto
Teacher(s) Satoru Sayama
Mixed martial arts record
Total 43
Wins 31
By knockout 4
By submission 17
By decision 10
Losses 8
By knockout 4
By submission 2
By decision 2
Draws 3
No contests 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Sanae Kikuta (菊田 早苗 Kikuta Sanae?, born September 10, 1971 in Nerima, Tokyo) is a Japanese mixed martial artist who rose to popularity fighting in the Pancrase organization. He is former Pancrase Light heavyweight champion (2001–2003) and the winner of the ADCC 88 kg class in 2001.

Biography[edit]

Amateur era[edit]

Kikuta won the Kantō Middleweight class when he was in 3rd grade. He became a student at the Satoru Sayama's Super Tiger Gym when he was in the 6th grade and later joined a Judo team at his high school where he won the 86 kg class at the National Athletic Highschool Meeting. In university he learned Judo under Toshihiko Koga.

After high school he went to Australia to learn kickboxing.[citation needed] On his return he won the heavyweight class of the All Japan Amateur shoot boxing Championship.

Mixed martial arts[edit]

In 1996 and 1997 he won the first "Tournament of J" which is an MMA tournament that allows matches wearing Keikogis (training uniforms).

Kikuta joined the Pancrase fighting organization in April 1994, went on to fight at UFC 25: Ultimate Japan 3 in April 2000, and founded his own team Grabaka in June 2000. He participated in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in April 2001 and won its 88 kg class. In September 2001 he won the title of Pancrase Light Heavyweight Champion.

He currently runs the Grabaka gym in Nakano, Tokyo, which trains fighters such as Kazunori Yokota, Akihiro Gono, and formerly Genki Sudo, and Kazuo Misaki.[1]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Grappling[edit]

Judo[edit]

  • Kantō region Judo Middleweight winner
  • The National Athletic High School Meeting, Judo 86 kg class Winner

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Lumax Cup
    • Tournament of J'96 Winner
    • Tournament of J'97 Winner
  • Pancrase
    • Pancrase Light heavyweight Champion (1 time)

Shoot boxing[edit]

  • Japan Shootboxing Association
    • All Japan Amateur Shoot boxing Championship Heavyweight Winner

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 31–8–3 (1) Masayuki Naruse Submission (armbar) Grabaka Live 3 October 27, 2013 1 2:25 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 30–8–3 (1) Yuji Sakuragi KO (knee and soccer kick) Grabaka Live 2 October 27, 2012 1 0:35 Tokyo, Japan
Win 30–7–3 (1) Kenichi Yamamoto TKO (punches) Grabaka Live - 1st Cage Attack October 15, 2011 1 2:18 Tokyo, Japan
Win 29–7–3 (1) Lee Sak Kim TKO (corner stoppage) Deep: 50th Impact October 10, 2010 1 1:21 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 28–7–3 (1) Yasubey Enomoto TKO (punches) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 13 June 20, 2010 1 3:57 Tokyo, Japan
Win 28–6–3 (1) Hidehiko Yoshida Decision (split) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku no Ran 2009 January 4, 2009 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 27–6–3 (1) Chris Rice Submission (armbar) Sengoku 3 June 8, 2008 2 3:54 Saitama, Japan
Win 26–6–3 (1) Jean-François Lénogue Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Bushido 13 November 5, 2006 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 25–6–3 (1) Makoto Takimoto Decision (unanimous) PRIDE Shockwave 2005 December 31, 2005 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 24–6–3 (1) Webster Dauphiney Submission (achilles lock) Pancrase: Brave 10 November 7, 2004 1 2:14 Urayasu, Japan
Win 23–6–3 (1) Keith Rockel Decision (majority) Pancrase: Brave 4 April 23, 2004 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 22–6–3 (1) Yuki Kondo KO (punch) Pancrase - Hybrid 10 November 30, 2003 3 0:08 Tokyo, Japan Lost Pancrase Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 22–5–3 (1) Elvis Sinosic Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - 10th Anniversary Show August 31, 2003 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 21–5–3 (1) Yuki Kondo Draw Pancrase - Hybrid 5 May 18, 2003 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 21–5–2 (1) Eduardo Pamplona Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - Spirit 8 November 20, 2002 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 20–5–2 (1) Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira KO (punch) UFO - Legend August 8, 2002 2 0:29 Tokyo, Japan
Win 20–4–2 (1) Alexander Otsuka Decision (unanimous) Pride 20 April 28, 2002 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 19–4–2 (1) Daisuke Watanabe Submission (arm-triangle choke) Pancrase - Proof 7 December 1, 2001 1 2:14 Yokohama, Japan
Win 18–4–2 (1) Ikuhisa Minowa TKO (cut) Pancrase - 2001 Anniversary Show September 20, 2001 2 4:30 Yokohama, Japan Wins Pancrase Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 17–4–2 (1) Pshemek Wallace TKO (punches) Deep - 2nd Impact August 18, 2001 1 1:52 Yokohama, Japan
Win 16–4–2 (1) Matt Trihey Submission (armbar) Pancrase - Proof 4 June 26, 2001 1 1:11 Tokyo, Japan
NC 15–4–2 (1) Alex Stiebling No Contest (kikuta cut by accidental headbutt) Pancrase - Proof 1 February 4, 2001 1 3:11 Tokyo, Japan
Win 15–4–2 Kazuo Takahashi Submission (arm-triangle choke) Pancrase - Trans 7 December 4, 2000 1 7:22 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 14–4–2 Murilo Bustamante Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - Trans 6 October 31, 2000 1 15:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 14–3–2 Ichio Matsubara Submission (armlock) Pancrase - Trans 4 June 26, 2000 1 2:13 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–3–2 Eugene Jackson Submission (armbar) UFC 25 April 14, 2000 1 4:38 Tokyo, Japan
Win 12–3–2 Ryushi Yanagisawa Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - Trans 2 February 27, 2000 1 15:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 11–3–2 Minoru Suzuki TKO (arm-triangle choke) Pancrase - Breakthrough 11 December 18, 1999 1 2:39 Yokohama, Japan
Draw 10–3–2 Travis Fulton Draw Pancrase - Breakthrough 9 October 25, 1999 1 15:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–3–1 Eddy Millis Submission (punches) Pancrase - 1999 Anniversary Show September 18, 1999 1 1:57 Urayasu, Japan
Win 9–3–1 Takafumi Ito Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - Breakthrough 7 July 6, 1999 2 3:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–3–1 Eric Gedek Submission (rear-naked choke) Pancrase - Breakthrough 6 June 11, 1999 3 1:20 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 7–3–1 Paul Jones Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Las Grandes Viajes 6 November 27, 1998 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 7–2–1 Daijiro Matsui Draw (time limit) Pride 4 October 11, 1998 3 10:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 7–2 Renzo Gracie Submission (guillotine choke) Pride 2 March 15, 1998 6 0:43 Yokohama, Japan
Win 7–1 Masanori Suda Submission (armbar) Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '97 Heavyweight Tournament July 27, 1997 1 3:59 Japan Wins Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '97 Heavyweight Tournament
Win 6–1 Toshinobu Komeya Submission (achilles lock) Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '97 Heavyweight Tournament July 27, 1997 1 1:00 Japan
Win 5–1 Jun Kitagawa Submission (achilles lock) Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '97 Heavyweight Tournament July 27, 1997 1 3:14 Japan
Loss 4–1 Mushtaq Abdullah Submission (forearm choke) VTJ 1996 - Vale Tudo Japan 1996 July 7, 1996 1 6:27 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–0 Masanori Suda Submission (heel hook) Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '96 March 30, 1996 1 1:15 Japan Wins Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '96
Win 3–0 Hiroyuki Yoshioka Submission (heel hook) Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '96 March 30, 1996 1 3:05 Japan
Win 2–0 Egan Inoue Decision Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '96 March 30, 1996 1 5:00 Japan
Win 1–0 Saburo Kawakatsu Submission (keylock) Lumax Cup - Tournament of J '96 March 30, 1996 1 2:04 Japan

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