July 18, 1983
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
|Native name||日沖 発|
|Other names||Shooto no Ko (Child of Shooto), Iron Broom|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Nagoya, Aichi, Japan|
|Team||ALIVE Shooto & Jiu-Jitsu Academy
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Hatsu Hioki (日沖発 Hioki Hatsu?) (Japanese pronunciation: [çioki hatsu͍̥], born July 18, 1983) is a Japanese professional mixed martial artist competing in the featherweight division. He is the former Shooto Lightweight Champion, Sengoku Featherweight Champion, and TKO Featherweight Champion. Hioki is a long time Shooto veteran and has fought most of his fights in Japanese promotions including the largest Mixed Martial Arts organization at the time, Pride Fighting Championships.
- 1 Mixed martial arts career
- 2 Championships and accomplishments
- 3 Mixed martial arts record
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Mixed martial arts career
TKO Major League MMA
Hioki won his first MMA title in the Canadian promotion TKO Major League MMA, by defeating Mark Hominick for the featherweight belt. Prior to this Hioki had only one loss to Hiroyuki Takaya in Shooto and had a record of 8-1-1. He successfully defended this title twice before participating in the Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix tournament.
Sengoku Featherweight Grand Prix
Hioki defeated Masanori Kanehara in the semi-final of the tournament but was unable to continue on to the final to fight Michihiro Omigawa due to an injury in his bout with Kanehara. Kanehara replaced Hioki for the final and ended up winning the tournament.
Shooto Featherweight Championship
On May 30, 2010 Hioki fought Takeshi Inoue for the Shooto Featherweight Championship (143 lbs) and won by a split decision making him the 9th fighter to win it and the 8th Japanese fighter to do so. Hioki had a controversially lost to Antonio Carvalho during his Shooto career.
Sengoku Featherweight Championship
After defeating Jeff Lawson at Sengoku Raiden Championships 14, Hioki received a title shot against then WVR: Sengoku Featherweight Champion Marlon Sandro. The Championship fight was held at World Victory Road Presents: Soul of Fight on December 30, 2010. Hioki defeated Sandro via unanimous decision. Hioki's superior reach and movement allowed him to out land and counter the aggressive Brazilian. Hioki became the third featherweight Champion for Sengoku.
Hioki vacated the title on June 25, 2011 after signing with the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On the same date he vacated the Sengoku Featherweight Championship: June 25, 2011, UFC officials announced that Hioki had signed a multi fight deal with the UFC. He debuted at UFC 137 on October 29, 2011, where he defeated George Roop via split decision.
Hioki faced veteran Bart Palaszewski on February 26, 2012 at UFC 144, winning the bout via unanimous decision. Hioki dominated the whole fight taking down Bart Palaszewski several times and applying a variety of submission attempts.
Hioki faced Clay Guida on January 26, 2013 at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson. Despite landing more strikes than Guida, and consistently looking for submissions after being taken to the ground, Guida defeated Hioki via split decision.
Hioki faced Dan Hooker on May 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 65. He lost the fight by knockout in the second round, marking his first loss by TKO/KO.  Subsequently, he was released from the promotion.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed Martial Arts
- Sengoku Raiden Championships
- Sengoku Featherweight Championship (One time)
- 2009 Sengoku Featherweight GP Semifinalist
- Professional Shooto Japan
- Shooto Featherweight Championship (One time)
- TKO Major League MMA
- TKO Featherweight Championship (One time; last)
- Two successful title defenses
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|38 matches||27 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||27–9–2||Dan Hooker||KO (head kick and punches)||UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt||May 10, 2015||2||4:13||Adelaide, Australia|
|Loss||27–8–2||Charles Oliveira||Submission (anaconda choke)||UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt||June 28, 2014||2||4:28||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Win||27–7–2||Ivan Menjivar||Decision (unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter China Finale: Kim vs. Hathaway||March 1, 2014||3||5:00||Macau, SAR, China|
|Loss||26–7–2||Darren Elkins||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2||August 28, 2013||3||5:00||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||26–6–2||Clay Guida||Decision (split)||UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson||January 26, 2013||3||5:00||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Loss||26–5–2||Ricardo Lamas||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida||June 22, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||26–4–2||Bart Palaszewski||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 144||February 26, 2012||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||25–4–2||George Roop||Decision (split)||UFC 137||October 29, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||24–4–2||Donald Sanchez||Submission (triangle choke)||Shooto 22||April 29, 2011||2||1:36||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||23–4–2||Marlon Sandro||Decision (unanimous)||Sengoku 16||December 30, 2010||5||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Won the Sengoku Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||22–4–2||Jeff Lawson||Submission (triangle choke)||Sengoku 14||August 22, 2010||1||2:09||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||21–4–2||Takeshi Inoue||Decision (split)||Shooto 21||May 30, 2010||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Won the Shooto Featherweight Championship.|
|Loss||20–4–2||Michihiro Omigawa||Decision (split)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11||November 7, 2009||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||20–3–2||Masanori Kanehara||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9||August 2, 2009||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan||Sengoku Featherweight GP Semifinal.|
|Win||19–3–2||Ronnie Mann||Submission (triangle choke)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 8||May 2, 2009||1||3:09||Tokyo, Japan||Sengoku Featherweight GP Quarterfinal.|
|Win||18–3–2||Chris Manuel||Submission (triangle armbar)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 7||March 20, 2009||1||4:12||Tokyo, Japan||Sengoku Featherweight GP Opening Round.|
|Win||17–3–2||Rumina Sato||TKO (punches)||Shooto: Shooto Tradition 4||November 29, 2008||1||3:32||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||16–3–2||Thierry Quenneville||Submission (triangle choke)||TKO 35||October 3, 2008||1||4:14||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Defended TKO Featherweight Championship.|
|Draw||15–3–2||Hiroshi Nakamura||Draw||Shooto: Gig Central 15||August 3, 2008||3||5:00||Aichi, Japan|
|Win||15–3–1||Baret Yoshida||TKO (punches)||Shooto: Back To Our Roots 8||March 28, 2008||1||4:51||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||14–3–1||Katsuya Toida||Submission (armbar)||Shooto: Back To Our Roots 7||January 26, 2008||2||4:30||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||13–3–1||Brian Geraghty||Decision (unanimous)||Heat 5||November 25, 2007||3||5:00||Aichi, Japan|
|Loss||12–3–1||Kim Jong-Man||Decision (split)||Shooto: Gig Central 13||October 8, 2007||3||5:00||Aichi, Japan|
|Loss||12–2–1||Antonio Carvalho||Decision (split)||Shooto: Back To Our Roots 3||May 18, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||12–1–1||Mark Hominick||Decision (majority)||TKO 28||February 9, 2007||5||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Defended TKO Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||11–1–1||Byon Sho Kim||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Shooto: Gig Central 11||November 26, 2006||1||1:32||Aichi, Japan|
|Win||10–1–1||Jeff Curran||Decision (unanimous)||Pride - Bushido 12||August 26, 2006||2||5:00||Aichi, Japan|
|Win||9–1–1||Mark Hominick||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||TKO 25||May 5, 2006||2||5:00||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Won the TKO Featherweight Championship.|
|Draw||8–1–1||Bao Quach||Draw||Shooto: Gig Central 9||February 26, 2006||3||5:00||Aichi, Japan|
|Win||8–1||Tom Niinimäki||Technical Submission (armbar)||Shooto 2005: 11/6 in Korakuen Hall||November 6, 2005||1||3:03||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||7–1||Hideki Kadowaki||Submission (armbar)||Shooto: Gig Central 8||July 3, 2005||2||3:34||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||6–1||Joe Pearson||Submission (punches)||Shooto: Gig Central 7||March 27, 2005||1||1:35||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||5–1||Tsutomu Shiiki||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto: Gig Central 6||September 12, 2004||2||5:00||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||4–1||Yohei Nanbu||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto: Gig Central 5||March 28, 2004||2||5:00||Nagoya, Japan|
|Loss||3–1||Hiroyuki Takaya||Decision (unanimous)||Shooto: 7/13 in Korakuen Hall||July 13, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3–0||Yoshinori Amari||Submission (armbar)||Shooto: Gig Central 3||March 30, 2003||2||2:38||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||2–0||Edward Button||TKO (punches)||Shooto: Treasure Hunt 11||November 15, 2002||1||4:11||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–0||Masanori Sugatani||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Shooto: Gig Central 2||October 6, 2002||1||2:29||Aichi, Japan|
- Sergio Non (December 30, 2010). "Hioki dominates Sandro, wins Sengoku featherweight belt". USA Today.
- "Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo Lamas added to UFC on FX 4 in New Jersey". mmajunkie.com. April 25, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
- "Clay Guida-Hatsu Hioki added to UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago". mmajunkie.com. November 7, 2012.
- "UFC on FOX 6 play by play and live results". mmajunkie.com. January 26, 2013.
- Brett Okamoto (June 11, 2013). "Hioki and Elkins set for August clash". espn.co.uk. Retrieved June 11, 2013.
- Keith Grienke (January 1, 2014). "Menjivar to Face Hioki at TUF: China Finale". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
- Staff (2014-04-28). "Hatsu Hioki vs. Charles Oliveira added to UFC Fight Night 43 in Auckland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
- Staff (2015-02-23). "Hatsu Hioki meets Daniel Hooker at UFC Fight Night 65 in Australia". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
- Anton Tabuena (2015-07-06). "Hatsu Hioki and Ryan Jimmo among 14 fighters released by the UFC". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-07-06.
|9th Shooto World Lightweight Champion
May 30, 2010 – May 31, 2011
|TKO World Featherweight Champion
May 5, 2006 – October 2008
The organization was dissolved in 2008.
|3rd Sengoku Featherweight Champion
December 30, 2010 - June 25, 2011