Satoru Kitaoka

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Satoru Kitaoka
Born (1980-02-04) February 4, 1980 (age 34)[1]
Nara, Japan[1]
Other names Ai Senshi (Soldiers of Sorrow), The Catch Wrestling Koala Bear, The Crazy Koala, Weird But Strong
Nationality Japanese[1]
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Weight 154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)[1]
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Catch wrestling
Team Lotus Setagaya
Nippon Top Team[2]
Lotus Paraestra (2010-2012)
Pancrase ism (2000-2010)
Rank black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
black belt in Judo
Mixed martial arts record
Total 56
Wins 34
By submission 16
By decision 18
Losses 13
By knockout 5
By decision 8
Draws 9
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: September 11, 2009

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[edit]

Kitaoka has fought the majority of his career as a welterweight for Pancrase.[3]

Sengoku[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[1][6]

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.[2] 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.[1][7]

In his first title defence, on August 2, 2009, at World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9, Kitaoka lost his lightweight championship to Mizuto Hirota.[8]

Return to Pancrase[edit]

Following his title loss in Sengoku, Kitaoka returned to his home promotion Pancrase picking up wins over Jorge Rogrigues and Kuniyoshi Hironaka.

DREAM[edit]

Kitaoka faced former UFC fighter Willamy Freire at Dream 17.[9] 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.

Kitaoka faced teammate and fellow Yuki Nakai black belt Shinya Aoki at DREAM's year end event for the DREAM Lightweight Championship. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Deep
    • DEEP Lightweight Champion (one time; current)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 34–13–9 Richie Whitson Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: 261 October 5, 2014 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Sherdog Fight Finder – Satoru Kitaoka". Sherdog.com. 
  2. ^ a b Loiseleur, Tony (2009-01-03). "Kitaoka on Gomi: 'I think I hate him'". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  3. ^ "Two Lightweight Bouts Announced for Next 'Sengoku'". Sherdog.com. 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  4. ^ Mendoza, Ricardo (2008-10-23). "Fight-By-Fight: Sengoku 4 Preview". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  5. ^ Herbertson, Daniel. "Gomi, Trigg Get Wins; Schultz Knocked Out" (in 2008-8-24). Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2009-02-14. 
  6. ^ a b Stupp, Dann (2008-11-04). "Sengoku 6 results: Gomi upset, Santiago and Kitaoka win grand prix crowns". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  7. ^ a b Sengoku 7 play-by-play from Sherdog.com
  8. ^ Morgan, John. "WVR crowns featherweight grand prix winner, lightweight belt on line at "Sengoku Ninth Battle"". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  9. ^ "Dream 17 Adds Shinya Aoki vs. Razor Rob McCullough, Kitaoka vs. Freire". MMAweekly.com. 2011-07-29. 

External links[edit]

New championship 1st Sengoku Lightweight Champion
January 4, 2009 - August 2, 2009
Succeeded by
Mizuto Hirota