February 4, 1980 |
|Other names||Ai Senshi (Soldiers of Sorrow), The Catch Wrestling Koala Bear, The Crazy Koala, Weird But Strong|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Catch wrestling|
Nippon Top Team
Lotus Paraestra (2010-2012)
Pancrase ism (2000-2010)
|Rank||black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
black belt in Judo
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Satoru Kitaoka (北岡悟 Kitaoka Satoru?, born 4 February 1980), is a Japanese mixed martial artist. He has fought the majority of his career as a Welterweight for Pancrase, but moved down to Lightweight in 2008 when he joined MMA promotion World Victory Road. Kitaoka is renowned for his submission grappling abilities and is the reigning Brazilian jiu-jitsu and No-Gi Open Champion in both the 79.7-kilogram (176 lb) and Absolute divisions. In August 2008, he entered and won the 2008 Sengoku Lightweight Grand Prix. He is currently the DEEP Lightweight Champion.
Mixed martial arts career
Dropping down to Lightweight, Kitaoka's first fight for Sengoku was a submission win over Ian James Schaffa at Sengoku 2 on 18 May 2008 before entering Sengoku's eight-man lightweight tournament. In the first round of the tournament at Sengoku 4 on 24 August 2008 he was put up against American Clay French. Kitaoka made short work of French, winning by submission due to an achilles lock at 1:21 of the first round. The win put him up against fellow Japanese fighter Eiji Mitsuoka in the tournament's semifinal taking place at Sengoku 6. Kitaoka again made short work of his opponent winning by a heel hook submission at 1:16 of the first round. The win earned him a place in the tournament's final taking place that same night against Kazunori Yokota. The fight proved longer than Kitaoka's three previous fights as it went the distance completing all three five minute rounds with Kitaoka being awarded the unanimous decision, thus winning the 2008 Sengoku Lightweight Grand Prix.
The Lightweight tournament win set up Kitaoka to fight the last reigning PRIDE Lightweight Champion, Takanori Gomi, for Sengoku's newly created Sengoku Lightweight Championship. The two fought at Sengoku no Ran 2009 on 4 January 2009 and ended with Kitaoka defeating Gomi with an achilles lock at 1:41 of the first round.
Return to Pancrase
Kitaoka faced former UFC fighter Willamy Freire at Dream 17. Kitaoka entered the bout on a three fight win streak picking up victories in both Pancrase and DEEP. He won the fight via split decision.
Championships and accomplishments
- Sengoku Raiden Championship
- DEEP Lightweight Champion (one time; current)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|55 matches||33 wins||13 losses|
|Win||33–13–9||Naoto Miyazaki||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: 66 Impact||April 29, 2014||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||32–13–9||Ramazan Esenbaev||KO (punches)||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013||December 31, 2013||2||0:19||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||32–12–9||Dom O'Grady||Technical Submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase 252 - 20th Anniversary||September 29, 2013||1||1:19||Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Win||31–12–9||Daisuke Nakamura||Decision (Unanimous)||Deep - 62 Impact||April 26, 2013||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Won DEEP Lightweight Title.|
|Loss||30–12–9||Will Brooks||TKO (punches)||Dream 18||December 31, 2012||2||1:18||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||30–11–9||Katsunori Kikuno||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: 58 Impact||June 15, 2012||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||29–11–9||Shinya Aoki||Decision (unanimous)||Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011||December 31, 2011||5||5:00||Saitama, Saitama, Japan||For DREAM Lightweight Championship|
|Win||29–10–9||Willamy Freire||Decision (split)||Dream 17||September 24, 2011||3||5:00||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||28–10–9||Jutaro Nakao||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: 53 Impact||April 22, 2011||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Fought at Welterweight|
|Win||27–10–9||Kuniyoshi Hironaka||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase: Passion Tour 9||October 3, 2010||2||4:22||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||26–10–9||Jorge Rodrigues||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Passion Tour 5||June 5, 2010||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||25–10–9||Jorge Masvidal||KO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11||November 7, 2009||2||3:23||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||25–9–9||Mizuto Hirota||TKO (knees)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9||August 2, 2009||4||2:50||Saitama, Saitama, Japan||Lost Sengoku Lightweight Championship|
|Win||25–8–9||Yukio Sakaguchi||Submission (achilles lock)||Pancrase: Changing Tour 3||June 6, 2009||1||1:26||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||24–8–9||Takanori Gomi||Submission (achilles lock)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku no Ran 2009||January 4, 2009||1||1:41||Saitama, Japan||Won Sengoku Lightweight Championship|
|Win||23–8–9||Kazunori Yokota||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6||November 1, 2008||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan||Won Sengoku Lightweight Grandprix 2008|
|Win||22–8–9||Eiji Mitsuoka||Submission (heel hook)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6||November 1, 2008||1||1:16||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||21–8–9||Clay French||Submission (achilles lock)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4||August 24, 2008||1||0:31||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||20–8–9||Ian James Schaffa||Submission (guillotine choke)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 2||May 18, 2008||1||0:50||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||19–8–9||Katsuya Inoue||Decision (split)||Pancrase: Shining 1||January 30, 2008||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||19–7–9||Jason Palacios||Decision (split)||Pancrase: Rising 6||September 5, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||18–7–9||Fabricio Monteiro||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Deep: 29 Impact||April 13, 2007||2||2:37||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||17–7–9||Gustavo Picone||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Rising 2||February 28, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||16–7–9||Ju Pyo Hong||Submission (achilles lock)||Pancrase: Blow 9||October 25, 2006||1||0:24||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||15–7–9||Paul Daley||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase: Blow 6||August 27, 2006||1||2:54||Yokohama, Japan||Fought at Welterweight|
|Loss||14–7–9||Daizo Ishige||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Blow 4||May 2, 2006||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||14–6–9||Tatsunori Tanaka||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase: Blow 2||March 19, 2006||2||2:53||Osaka, Japan|
|Draw||13–6–9||Katsuya Inoue||Draw||Pancrase: Blow 1||January 26, 2006||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||13–6–8||Carlos Condit||Submission (heel hook)||Pancrase: Spiral 8||October 2, 2005||1||3:57||Yokohama, Japan||Fought at Welterweight|
|Win||12–6–8||Thomas Schulte||Submission (heel hook)||Pancrase: Spiral 5||July 10, 2005||1||1:11||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||11–6–8||Hidehiko Hasegawa||Decision (split)||Pancrase: Spiral 2||March 6, 2005||3||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Loss||10–6–8||Katsuya Inoue||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Brave 10||November 7, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||10–5–8||Heath Sims||Draw||Pancrase: Brave 8||September 24, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10–5–7||Kurt Pellegrino||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase: 2004 Neo-Blood Tournament Semifinals||July 25, 2004||2||0:34||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9–5–7||Takaichi Hirayama||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase: Brave 5||May 28, 2004||2||4:05||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||8–5–7||Eiji Ishikawa||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Brave 3||March 29, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||8–4–7||Tadahiro Hosaka||Draw||Pancrase: Brave 2||February 15, 2004||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||8–4–6||Naoki Seki||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Hybrid 9||October 31, 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||7–4–6||Yuji Hoshino||Draw||Pancrase: Hybrid 7||June 22, 2003||3||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Draw||7–4–5||Takuya Wada||Draw||Pancrase: Hybrid 4||April 12, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||7–4–4||Hiroki Nagaoka||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Hybrid 1||January 26, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||6–4–4||Taro Minato||Decision (majority)||Pancrase: Spirit 7||October 29, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||5–4–4||Hidetaka Monma||KO (knee)||Pancrase: 2002 Neo-Blood Tournament Second Round||July 28, 2002||1||0:05||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–3–4||Kenji Arai||Submission (toe hold)||Pancrase: 2002 Neo-Blood Tournament Second Round||July 28, 2002||3||2:08||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4–3–4||Hiroyuki Nozawa||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: 2002 Neo-Blood Tournament Opening Round||July 28, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3–3–4||Kenji Arai||Decision (majority)||Pancrase: Spirit 4||May 11, 2002||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||2–3–4||Koji Oishi||Decision (majority)||Pancrase: Spirit 3||March 25, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||2–2–4||Hiroki Nagaoka||Draw||Pancrase - Proof 7||December 1, 2001||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||2–2–3||Yohei Ota||Decision (39-38)||GCM: The Contenders 6||October 8, 2001||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Draw||1–2–3||Junya Miyakawa||Draw||Pancrase - Proof 5||August 25, 2001||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Draw||1–2–2||Kenichi Serizawa||Draw||GCM: Club Contenders 1||August 15, 2001||2||3:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||1–2–1||Yuji Hoshino||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase - Proof 4||June 26, 2001||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||1–1–1||Kousei Kubota||Draw||Pancrase - Proof 2||March 31, 2001||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||1–1||Kazuhito Kikuchi||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase - Trans 8||December 9, 2000||1||10:00||Aomori, Aomori, Japan|
|Loss||0–1||Yoshinori Kawasaki||Decision (majority)||Pancrase - Trans 6||October 31, 2000||1||10:00||Tokyo, Japan|
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- Sengoku 7 play-by-play from Sherdog.com
- Morgan, John. "WVR crowns featherweight grand prix winner, lightweight belt on line at "Sengoku Ninth Battle"". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
- "Dream 17 Adds Shinya Aoki vs. Razor Rob McCullough, Kitaoka vs. Freire". MMAweekly.com. 2011-07-29.
|New championship||1st Sengoku Lightweight Champion
January 4, 2009 - August 2, 2009