January 1, 1976|
Handa, Aichi, Japan
|Other names||Kanaami no Mōshigo (The Heaven-sent Child of the Cage)|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||68 in (173 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Saitama Prefecture|
|Team||Wajyutsu Keisyukai RJW|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Eiji Mitsuoka (光岡 映二 Mitsuoka Eiji, born January 1, 1976) is a Japanese professional mixed martial artist. Mitsuoka is a Dream veteran and has fought for the UFC, World Victory Road, Pride, Shooto, Deep and King of the Cage promotions. Mitsuoka's nickname Kanaami no Mōshigo (金網の申し子), which translates as "The Heaven-sent Child of the Cage" was given in reference to his earlier career in King of the Cage and his performance in Cage Force.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|29 matches||18 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||18–9–2||Nik Lentz||TKO (punches)||UFC 150||August 11, 2012||1||3:45||Denver, Colorado, United States||Featherweight debut|
|Loss||18–8–2||Takanori Gomi||TKO (punches)||UFC 144||February 26, 2012||2||2:21||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||18–7–2||Bruno Carvalho||Decision (unanimous)||Dream: Japan GP Final||July 16, 2011||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||17–7–2||Jung Gyeong Lee||Submission (punches)||Deep: 53 Impact||April 22, 2011||1||3:50||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||16–7–2||Kazunori Yokota||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11||November 7, 2009||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||16–6–2||Clay French||Submission (guillotine choke)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9||August 2, 2009||1||1:51||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||15–6–2||Sergey Golyaev||Submission (armbar)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku no Ran 2009||January 4, 2009||1||4:22||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||14–6–2||Satoru Kitaoka||Submission (heel hook)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6||November 1, 2008||1||1:16||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||14–5–2||Rodrigo Damm||Submission (rear-naked choke)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4||August 24, 2008||1||3:13||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||13–5–2||Kwang Hee Lee||Submission (rear-naked choke)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 2||May 18, 2008||1||4:15||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||12–5–2||Joachim Hansen||Decision (majority)||Shooto: Back To Our Roots 6||November 8, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||11–5–2||Kotetsu Boku||Decision (unanimous)||GCM: Cage Force 4||September 8, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||11–4–2||Takumi Nakayama||TKO (punches)||GCM: Cage Force 3||June 9, 2007||1||3:30||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10–4–2||Brian Cobb||Submission (guillotine choke)||GCM: Cage Force 2||March 17, 2007||3||1:38||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9–4–2||Danilo Cardoso-Sanolini||Submission (armbar)||GCM: Cage Force 1||November 25, 2006||1||1:23||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||8–4–2||Paul Rodriguez||Submission (guillotine choke)||GCM: D.O.G. 7||September 9, 2006||2||0:40||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||7–4–2||Vitor Ribeiro||Decision (unanimous)||MARS||February 4, 2006||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||7–3–2||Samy Schiavo||Submission (rear naked choke)||GCM: D.O.G. 3||September 17, 2005||1||2:12||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||6–3–2||Nick Agallar||Decision (unanimous)||GCM: D.O.G. 2||June 11, 2005||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||6–2–2||Shigetoshi Iwase||TKO (punches)||GCM: Demolition 040919||September 19, 2004||1||4:16||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||5–2–2||Kyosuke Sasaki||Draw||Pride Bushido 4||July 19, 2004||2||5:00||Aichi Prefecture, Japan|
|Loss||5–2–1||Chris Brennan||Submission (kimura)||Pride Bushido 1||October 5, 2003||1||4:31||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||5–1–1||Gleison Tibau||TKO (corner stoppage)||Deep - 11th Impact||July 13, 2003||2||3:41||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||4–1–1||Zuli Silawanto||Submission (rear naked choke)||TPI Fighting Championship 11||January 31, 2003||1||1:43||Indonesia|
|Win||3–1–1||Scott Bills||Decision (unanimous)||Pride FC: The Best, Vol. 3||October 20, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||2–1–1||John Alessio||TKO (cut)||Pride The Best Vol.2||July 20, 2002||2||3:13||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||2–0–1||Anthony Macias||Decision (unanimous)||Pride The Best Vol.1||February 22, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||1–0–1||Betiss Mansouri||Draw||KOTC 11 - Domination||September 29, 2001||3||5:00||San Jacinto, California, United States||Mitsuoka had a point deducted for eye gouging.|
|Win||1–0||Gerald Strebendt||Submission (strikes)||KOTC 9 - Showtime||June 23, 2001||1||2:23||San Jacinto, California, United States|
-  Archived March 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Eiji". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
- "UFC 144: George Sotiropoulos Out, Eiji Mitsuoka In Against Takanori Gomi". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
In the bout, Mitsuoka was able to control Gomi with stiff boxing technique, even dropping his opponent with a liht jab. Eventually finishing the 1st round with a mounted triangle attempt; however, Mitsuoka tire in the 2nd round which could have been an effect from taking a short notice fight.
- "UFC 150 in Denver adds Lentz-Mitsuoka". Mmajunkie.com. June 4, 2012. Archived from the original on November 9, 2012. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
- Brian Hemminger (October 3, 2012). "Four more fighters released by the UFC including Michihiro Omigawa". MMAMania.com. Retrieved 2015-10-16.