Michiyoshi Ohara

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Michiyoshi Ohara
Born (1967-11-15) November 15, 1967 (age 49)[1]
Matsumoto, Nagano [2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Michiyoshi Ohara
T2000 Machine #2
Makai #3
Fuji Yamaha
Billed height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[3]
Billed weight 105 kg (231 lb)[3]
Trained by Animal Hamaguchi
Debut June 30, 1990 [2]
Retired 2008

Michiyoshi Ohara (小原道由)is a Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, best known for his work in New Japan Pro Wrestling where he wrestled from 1990 to 2004 where he enjoyed success winning the IWGP Tag Team Championship with Tatsutoshi Goto in 1999.[4]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

New Japan Pro Wrestling (1990-2004)[edit]

The former captain of the Kokushikan University's judo team, Michiyoshi Ohara debuted for New Japan Pro Wrestling in June 1990, against Osamu Matsuda. In December 1991, Ohara won the Young Lion Cup. In the summer of 1992, he wrestled in Europe for Otto Wanz's Catch Wrestling Association, under the name Fuji Yamaha. In 1993, he joined Shiro Koshinaka's Heisei Ishingun. After joining the group, he formed a tag team with Tatsutoshi Goto, which lasted past Heisei Ishingun's disbandment in 1999. In the mid-1990s, Ohara had one-off matches for other promotions like WAR and Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi. In January 1998, Ohara had a brief stint in World Championship Wrestling, usually on the losing end. After 14 years with the company, Ohara's contract was not renewed in 2004.

Freelance (2004-2008)[edit]

After leaving New Japan in 2004, Ohara mainly wrestled as a freelancer. In 2007, he joined Antonio Inoki's new promotion, Inoki Genome Federation.[5] In 2008, he retired due to injuries suffered in a car accident.

Mixed martial arts (2001-2002)[edit]

Ohara briefly became a mixed martial artist where he competed in PRIDE Fighting Championships. He had a total of two fights and lost both, his first fight took place against Renzo Gracie on November 3, 2001 at PRIDE 17 where he lost by unanimous decision.[3] His second fight took place just under a year after his first against Kevin Randleman on September 29, 2002 at PRIDE 22, the fight resembled much like the first as he lost by unanimous decision.[3]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves
  • "Erotic Nightmares" by Steve Vai (1990–1992)
  • "Jungle Night" (1992–1994)
  • "Stupid Question" (1994–1996)
  • "Mr. BD" (1994–2008; used teaming with Tatsutoshi Goto)
  • "Kimigayo (Club Mix)" (2002–2004)

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0-2 Kevin Randleman Decision (unanimous) PRIDE 22 September 29, 2002 3 5:00 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 0-1 Renzo Gracie Decision (unanimous) PRIDE 17 November 3, 2001 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan