Mitsuya Nagai

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Mitsuya Nagai
Born (1968-11-10) November 10, 1968 (age 47)
Sunagawa, Hokkaido, Japan
Other names Mitsuyaman
Makai #5
Nationality Japanese
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 108 kg (238 lb; 17.0 st)
Division Middleweight
Style Shootboxing
Team RINGS Japan
Teacher(s) Akira Maeda
Satoru Sayama
Naoyuki Taira
Years active 1999-present[1]
Kickboxing record
Total 7
Wins 0
By knockout 0
Losses 6
By knockout 4
No contests 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 7
Wins 3
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 0
Losses 4
By knockout 3
By submission 0
By decision 1
Draws 0
No contests 0
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: January 8, 2014

Hirokazu Nagai (長井 弘和 Nagai Hirokazu?, born November 10, 1968), better known as Mitsuya Nagai (長井満也 Nagai Mitsuya?), is a Japanese mixed martial artist, kickboxer and professional wrestler. He is known for his work in Fighting Network RINGS and later in pro wrestling companies like Battlarts and New Japan Pro Wrestling. He currently wrestles for Dradition Pro Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling.[2]


Hirokazu trained in Satoru Sayama's Super Tiger Gym during secondary school and tried to join All Japan Pro Wrestling immediately afterwards, but its chairman Giant Baba asked him to finish school first. Nagai graduated from high school while competing in shootboxing, but he changed his ambition after graduating and joined UWF Newborn instead of AJPW. He became a trainee under Akira Maeda and learned the shoot-style, but he got injured and UWF closed his doors before he could debut. Nagai eventually followed Maeda to Fighting Network RINGS and debuted there in 1991 against Herman Renting. He later adapted to mixed martial arts and kickboxing, but despite showing toughness and will in his fights, he ended in mid-card most of the time. In 1997, he competed in the World Mega Battle tournament, featuring an incident where Maeda suddenly slapped him after a match. A few months after, he left RINGS and started to fight in K-1 and Seikendo, finally landing in Yuki Ishikawa's pro wrestling company Battlarts. He wrestled as a heel/tweener for years, before joining his original promotion, All Japan Pro Wrestling. He formed a tag team with fellow UWF alumnus Masahito Kakihara calling themselves Team Strongs and defeated Yuji Nagata and Shinya Makabe for the vacant All Asia Tag Team titles. He also appeared in New Japan Pro Wrestling as part of the Makai Club.

In wrestling[edit]

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature moves

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Muga Premium Tournament (2006)
  • Legend Championship (2 times)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 7-6 Akira Maeda N/A Rings - Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Final January 27, 1998 N/A N/A Tokyo, Japan
Win 7-5 Chris Haseman Submission (heel hook) Rings - Mega Battle Tournament 1997 Semifinal 1 October 25, 1997 1 9:18 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6-5 Joop Kasteel TKO (lost points) Rings - Extension Fighting 2 April 22, 1997 1 6:27 Osaka, Japan
Loss 6-4 Joop Kasteel KO (punches) Rings Holland - The Final Challenge February 2, 1997 1 5:12 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Loss 6-3 Nikolai Zouev N/A Rings - Budokan Hall 1997 January 22, 1997 N/A N/A Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6-2 Kiyoshi Tamura N/A Rings - Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Final January 1, 1997 N/A N/A Tokyo, Japan
Win 6-1 Willie Peeters N/A Rings - Battle Dimensions Tournament 1996 Opening Round October 25, 1996 N/A N/A Tokyo, Japan
Win 5-1 Dick Vrij Submission (heel hook) Rings - Maelstrom 6 August 24, 1996 1 6:16 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4-1 Ruud Ewoldt TKO (retirement) Rings Holland - Kings of Martial Arts February 18, 1996 1 2:12 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Win 3-1 Tony Halme N/A Rings - Budokan Hall 1996 January 24, 1996 N/A N/A Tokyo, Japan
Win 2-1 Bakouri Gogitidze N/A Rings - Battle Dimensions Tournament 1995 Opening Round October 21, 1995 1 3:07 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1-1 Dick Vrij KO (knee) Rings Holland - Free Fight February 19, 1995 1 3:07 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Win 1-0 Mark Ashford N/A Rings - Budokan Hall 1995 January 25, 1995 N/A N/A Tokyo, Japan

Mixed rules[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2–3 Andre Mannaart Submission Rings: Fourth Fighting Extension July 21, 1997 1 0:20 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–3 Glenn Brown Submission Rings: Maelstrom II April 26, 1996 1 0:40 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0–3 Masaaki Satake KO (palm strike) Rings: Mega Battle Tournament 1992 First Round October 29, 1992 1 1:24 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 0–2 Willie Peeters Decision (unanimous) Rings: Mega Battle VI July 16, 1992 5 3:00 Osaka, Japan
Loss 0–1 Dick Vrij TKO (palm strike) Rings: Mega Battle IV May 16, 1992 1 6:11 Tokyo, Japan

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest


  1. ^ "Mitsuya Nagai profile". Sherdog. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Profile at Puroresu Central". Puroresu Central. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Mitsuya Nagai". 

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