Mari Kaneko

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Mari Kaneko
Born (1972-06-24) June 24, 1972 (age 44)
Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Residence Anan, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Height 1.50 m (4 ft 11 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Division Flyweight[1]
Style Karate[1]
Fighting out of Anan, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
Team Zendokai Anan
Years active 2000-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 10
By submission 7
By decision 3
Losses 8
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 5
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: December 24, 2010 (2010-12-24)

Mari Kaneko (金子 真理?, kaneko mari, born on (1972-06-24)June 24, 1972) is a Japanese female karateka and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Kaneko has competed for MMA promotions Ax, Smackgirl, Deep and Jewels.

Background[edit]

Kaneko was born on (1972-06-24)June 24, 1972 in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.[2]

Martial arts training[edit]

In 1999, Kaneko won the All-Japan Amateur Shooto Championships in the women's flyweight and also the bantamweight divisions of East Japan.[3] In 2000, she conquered the Central Japan Amateur Shooto Championships in the featherweight division.[3]

In 1999 Kaneko was the runner-up in the Real Fighting Karate-do Championships, repeating this feat in 2000.[3]

From 2001 to 2003 she won the Real Fighting Karate-do Championships and was the runner up in 2004.[4][5] [6]

In 2009 and 2010 Kaneko was the runner up of the All-Japan Real Fighting Karate Championships -52 kg, being defeated in the final both times by Saori Ishioka.[7][8][9]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Kaneko made her MMA debut on November 12, 2000 (2000-11-12) at Club Fight Round 1 where she was defeated by Japanese women's MMA pioneer Yoko Takahashi via submission (achilles lock).[10]

At Smackgirl: Episode 0 on December 17, 2000 (2000-12-17), Kaneko defeated Miwako Ishihara in 36 seconds with an armbar submission.[11][12]

Kaneko got her second submission loss against Ikuma Hoshino, who defeated Kaneko with a guillotine choke on July 26, 2001 (2001-07-26) at Smackgirl: Indeed.[13][14]

At Smackgirl: Burning Night on August 23, 2001 (2001-08-23) Kaneko defeated Mika Harigai with an armbar submission in the first round.[15][16]

On December 26, 2001 (2001-12-26), Kaneko was knocked out with knees in the first round by at the time debutant Izumi Noguchi at Ax Vol. 2: we want to shine.[17][18]

Kaneko rebounded with an armbar submission victory over Naoko Torashima at Smackgirl: God Bless You on March 2, 2002 (2002-03-02).[19][20]

Kaneko was defeated again by a MMA debutant when she faced Tomomi Sunaba, who won by split decision on May 6, 2002 (2002-05-06) at Smackgirl: Golden Gate 2002.[21]

On August 4, 2002 (2002-08-04) at Smackgirl: Summer Gate 2002 Kaneko defeated kickboxer Hisae Watanabe by armbar submission in the second round.[22]

Kaneko got another win on October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05) at Smackgirl: Japan Cup 2002 Opening Round, where she defeated Aya Koyama by unanimous decision during the first round of the middleweight tournament.[23]

At Smackgirl: Japan Cup 2002 Episode 2 on November 9, 2002 (2002-11-09) during the semi-finals of the middleweight tournament, Kaneko was able to avenge her previous defeat at the hands of Tomomi Sunaba, defeating Sunaba this time by unanimous decision and advancing to the final.[24][25]

On December 29, 2002 (2002-12-29) at Smackgirl: Japan Cup 2002 Grand Final, Kaneko faced MMA star Yuka Tsuji, who defeated Kaneko by unanimous decision in the final of the middleweight tournament.[26][27]

At the event Arkadia held in Hakuba, Nagano, Kaneko defeated Keiko Matsukawa via armbar submission in the first round on March 29, 2003 (2003-03-29).[28][29]

In a rematch of their 2001, Kaneko and Izumi Noguchi fought at the event Smackgirl: Third Season V on July 6, 2003 (2003-07-06), with Noguchi winning the bout by unanimous decision.[30][31]

On May 7, 2004 (2004-05-07), Kaneko participated in the event Golden Muscle Women's MMA: Strongest Queen Tournament (黄金筋肉 女子総合格闘技 最強女王決定トーナメント?, ōgon kinniku joshi sōgō kakutōgi saikyōjoō kettei tōnamento) where she defeated Asami Kodera via submission (rear naked choke) in the first round of the tournament, actress, pro-wrestler and race queen Mizuho Ishikawa via submission (armbar) in the semi-finals before finally losing the final against Hisae Watanabe, whom Kaneko had defeated in 2002, via unanimous decision.[32][33]

At Deep 18th Impact on February 12, 2005 (2005-02-12), Kaneko tied with Satoko Shinashi, the second women at the time to get a draw against the then unbeaten Shinashi.[34][35]

Kaneko and Satoko Shinashi had an immediate rematch at Deep 19th Impact on July 8, 2005 (2005-07-08) in which Shinashi defeated Kaneko by unanimous decision.[36][37] This was also Kaneko retirement match from MMA.

After returning to karate competitions, Kaneko also returned to MMA on December 11, 2009 (2009-12-11) at Jewels 6th ring, defeating Abe Ani Combat Club member Rina Tomita by unanimous decision after dominating the fight despite her four-year absence.[38][39]

MMA tag matches[edit]

Kaneko participated in three MMA tag matches in a one-day tournament at Smackgirl: Strongest Tag Tournament 2002 on July 6, 2002 (2002-07-06) in which she was partnered with Miwako Ishihara and both defeated Yoko Takahashi and Hisae Watanebe in the first round, Aya Koyama and Hikaru Shinohara in the semi-finals, and Naoko Torashima and Kazue Terui in the final to win the tournament.[40][41]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10-8-1 Rina Tomita Decision (3-0) Jewels 6th Ring December 11, 2009 2 5:00 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9-8-1 Satoko Shinashi Decision (0-3) Deep: 19th Impact July 8, 2005 2 5:00 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Draw 9-7-1 Satoko Shinashi Draw Deep: 18th Impact February 12, 2005 2 5:00 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9-7-0 Hisae Watanabe Decision (0-3) Golden Muscle Women's MMA: Strongest Queen Tournament May 7, 2004 2 3:00 Koto, Tokyo, Japan Tournament final
Win 9-6-0 Mizuho Ishikawa Submission (armbar) Golden Muscle Women's MMA: Strongest Queen Tournament May 7, 2004 1 0:47 Koto, Tokyo, Japan Tournament semi-finals
Win 8-6-0 Asami Kodera Submission (rear naked choke) Golden Muscle Women's MMA: Strongest Queen Tournament May 7, 2004 1 1:17 Koto, Tokyo, Japan Tournament first round
Loss 7-6-0 Izumi Noguchi Decision (0-3) Smackgirl: Third Season V July 6, 2003 3 5:00 Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Win 7-5-0 Keiko Matsukawa Submission (armbar) Arkadia March 29, 2003 1 2:21 Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Loss 6-5-0 Yuka Tsuji Decision (0-3) Smackgirl: Japan Cup 2002 Grand Final December 29, 2002 3 5:00 Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan Middleweight tournament final
Win 6-4-0 Tomomi Sunaba Decision (3-0) Smackgirl: Japan Cup 2002 Episode 2 November 9, 2002 3 5:00 Koto, Tokyo, Japan Middleweight tournament semi-finals
Win 5-4-0 Aya Koyama Decision (3-0) Smackgirl: Japan Cup 2002 Opening Round October 5, 2002 3 5:00 Koto, Tokyo, Japan Middleweight tournament first round
Win 4-4-0 Hisae Watanabe Submission (armbar) Smackgirl: Summer Gate 2002 August 4, 2002 2 3:54 Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 3-4-0 Tomomi Sunaba Decision (1-2) Smackgirl: Golden Gate 2002 May 6, 2002 3 5:00 Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Win 3-3-0 Naoko Torashima Submission (armbar) Smackgirl: God Bless You March 2, 2002 1 2:15 Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 2-3-0 Izumi Noguchi KO (knees) Ax Vol. 2: we want to shine December 26, 2001 1 1:25 Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Win 2-2-0 Mika Harigai Submission (armbar) Smackgirl: Burning Night August 23, 2001 1 4:05 Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1-2-0 Ikuma Hoshino Submission (guillotine choke) Smackgirl: Indeed, July 26, 2001 3 1:50 Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-1-0 Miwako Ishihara Submission (armbar) Smackgirl: Episode 0 December 17, 2000 1 0:36 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0-1-0 Yoko Takahashi Submission (achilles lock) Club Fight Round 1 November 12, 2000 1 4:01 Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Karate[edit]

  • All-Japan RF Karate Championships 1999 runner-up
  • All-Japan RF Karate Championships 2000 runner-up
  • All-Japan RF Karate Championships 2001 winner
  • All-Japan RF Karate Championships 2002 winner
  • All-Japan RF Karate Championships -50 kg 2003 winner
  • All-Japan RF Karate Championships -50 kg 2004 runner-up
  • All-Japan RF Karate Championships -52 kg 2009 runner-up
  • All-Japan RF Karate Championships -52 kg 2010 runner-up

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • All-Japan Amateur Shooto Championships women's flyweight 1999 winner
  • Smackgirl Japan Cup 2002 middleweight runner-up
  • Strongest Queen Tournament 2004 runner-up

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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