Yuya Shirai

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Yuya Shirai
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Born (1980-04-02) April 2, 1980 (age 34)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Stance Orthodox
Team Team M.A.D.
Tribe Tokyo MMA
Rank black dan in Judo
Years active 2003–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 39
Wins 24
By knockout 4
By submission 5
By decision 15
Losses 13
By knockout 4
By submission 1
By decision 8
Draws 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Yuya Shirai (born April 2, 1980) is a Japanese professional mixed martial artist. He has fought for Deep, BAMMA, M-1 Global, Pancrase, DREAM and is a former DEEP Welterweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Shirai comes from a judo background and holds a black belt in the discipline.[1] On June 8, 2003, he won the Japanese national sambo championship in the under 90 kilograms weight class.

He made his debut in mixed martial arts on September 15, 2003. He is currently signed with Deep in the welterweight division,[2][3][4] and won the Deep welterweight championship in January 2010 by defeating Seichi Ikemoto.

He also took part in the DREAM Welterweight Grand Prix 2009, losing to Jason High by rear naked choke in first round. He then beat Che Mills at Hidehiko Yoshida's farewall event ASTRA.

On February 26, 2011, he faced Paul Daley at BAMMA 5: Daley vs. Shirai in Manchester, England. Shirai lost the fight via KO in the first round.

It was announced on 14 June 2011 that he would be facing Murilo Bustamante at a Clube da Luta event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the 20th July.[5] However Bustamante later pulled out of the bout due to injury and was replaced by Delson Heleno in what will now be a 180-pound catchweight contest.[6]

He will face Tommy Depret at Glory 2: Brussels on October 6, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.[7]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 24–13–2 Yuki Okano Decision (split) DEEP: Cage Impact 2014 July 21, 2014 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 23–13–2 Akihiro Murayama Draw (majority) DEEP: Tribe Tokyo Fight October 20, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 23–13–1 Dan Hornbuckle Decision (unanimous) DEEP: 62 Impact April 26, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Lost DEEP Welterweight Championship.
Win 23–12–1 Yuki Okano Decision (unanimous) DEEP: 61 Impact February 16, 2013 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 22–12–1 Tommy Depret TKO (punches) Glory World Series - Glory 2: Brussels October 6, 2012 3 N/A Brussels, Belgium
Loss 22–11–1 Fabricio Monteiro Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: War of the Lions March 31, 2012 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore
Win 22–10–1 Taisuke Okuno Decision (unanimous) Deep Impact 56 December 17, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended DEEP Welterweight Championship.
Win 21–10–1 Yoshitomo Watanabe Decision (unanimous) Deep - Cage Impact 2011 in Tokyo, 2nd Round October 29, 2011 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 20–10–1 Delson Heleno Decision (majority) Clube da Luta July 20, 2011 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Catchweight (180 lb) bout.
Loss 20–9–1 Paul Daley KO (punches) BAMMA 5 February 26, 2011 1 1:46 Manchester, England Originally for the BAMMA Welterwight Title but Daley weighed in 0.4 lb over the 170-pound limit so it was changed to a non-title fight.
Win 20–8–1 Shigetoshi Iwase Decision (unanimous) Deep: 50th Impact October 24, 2010 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended DEEP Welterweight Championship.
Win 19–8–1 Che Mills Submission (armbar) Astra: Yoshida's Farewell April 25, 2010 1 3:59 Tokyo, Japan
Win 18–8–1 Seichi Ikemoto Decision (unanimous) Deep: 45 Impact January 24, 2010 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan Won DEEP Welterweight Championship.
Win 17–8–1 Shigetoshi Iwase Decision (unanimous) Deep: 44 Impact October 10, 2009 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 16–8–1 Gael Grimaud TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 18: Netherlands Day One August 15, 2009 1 4:16 Hilversum, Netherlands
Loss 15–8–1 Jason High Submission (rear-naked choke) Dream 8 April 5, 2009 1 0:59 Nagoya, Japan Dream Welterweight Grand Prix Opening Round.
Win 15–7–1 Yoon Young Kim Submission (rear-naked choke) Deep: clubDeep Tokyo: Protect Cup Final March 14, 2009 3 2:59 Tokyo, Japan
Win 14–7–1 Yuichi Nakanishi Decision (unanimous) Deep: 39 Impact December 10, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–7–1 Rafael Rodriguez Submission (kimura) M-1 Challenge 8: USA October 29, 2008 1 2:16 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Loss 12–7–1 Jordan Radev Decision (majority) M-1 Challenge 6: Korea August 29, 2008 2 5:00 Korea
Loss 12–6–1 Riki Fukuda Decision (split) Deep: 35 Impact May 19, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 12–5–1 Sojiro Orui Decision (unanimous) Deep: 34 Impact February 22, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11–5–1 Kozo Urita Submission (armbar) Deep: 31 Impact August 5, 2007 1 2:42 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–5–1 Eiji Ishikawa Decision (majority) Deep: Deep in Yamagata June 24, 2007 3 5:00 Yamagata, Japan
Loss 9–5–1 Dae Won Kim KO (punch) Deep: 27 Impact December 20, 2006 1 3:31 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–4–1 Jae Suk Lim KO (punch) Spirit MC 9: Welterweight GP Opening October 8, 2006 1 4:17 Seoul, South Korea
Win 8–4–1 Masataka Chinushi Submission (guillotine choke) Real Rhythm: 4th Stage July 30, 2006 1 2:31 Osaka, Japan
Loss 7–4–1 Joey Villaseñor Decision (unanimous) Deep: 24 Impact April 11, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–3–1 Tomoyoshi Iwamiya Decision (unanimous) Deep: 23 Impact February 5, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6–3–1 Ryuji Ohori TKO (cut) Deep: 21st Impact October 28, 2005 1 4:38 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6–2–1 Daisuke Watanabe Decision (majority) Pancrase: Spiral 4 May 1, 2005 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 6–1–1 Ryuhei Sato Decision (unanimous) Deep: 18th Impact February 12, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 5–1–1 Yuki Sasaki Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Brave 11 November 26, 2004 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–0–1 Mitsuyoshi Sato Decision (majority) Pancrase: Brave 8 September 24, 2004 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–0–1 Takahiro Nagata TKO (punches) Deep: 15th Impact July 3, 2004 1 4:21 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0–1 Takashi Ishino Decision (majority) GCM: Demolition 040408 April 8, 2004 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–0–1 Shunichi Akimoto Decision (unanimous) GCM: Demolition 040118 January 18, 2004 2 5:00 Japan
Draw 1–0–1 Yasuhiro Kirita Draw Pancrase - Hybrid 10 November 30, 2003 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Toshimitsu Kai TKO (punches) Deep - 12th Impact September 15, 2003 2 3:48 Tokyo, Japan

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