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17 April 1976 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12.6 st)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ryuki Ueyama (born 17 April 1976 in Tokyo) is a Japanese mixed martial artist who competes in the middleweight division. He has fought for organizations such as Fighting Network RINGS, DEEP, Pancrase, Hero's and Pride FC.
Fighting Network RINGS (1998-2001)
Ueyama began his Mixed martial arts career on 21 September 1998 at Rings - Fighting Integration VI. He lost to Yasuhito Namekawa by decision. Ueyama lost to Namekawa again by decision on 21 February 1999. Ueyama picked up his first win less than a month later at Rings Australia. He beat Dennis Kefalinos by knee bar in round 1. He was disqualified for eye gouging in his next fight against Lee Hasdell on 23 April 1999 in Japan. After his fight with Hasdell, he went unbeaten for over a year and a half with wins over Willie Peeters, Yasuhito Namekawa and Tim Thomas, with draws against Lloyd Berg, Dave Menne and Kosei Kubota. Ueyama eventually lost on 20 March 2001 against Sokun Koh at Rings - Battle Genesis Vol. 7.
DEEP & Pancrase
Ueyama drew with Kosei Kubota for a second time on 18 August 2001 at DEEP - 2nd Impact. He lost a decision against Kiuma Kunioku at Pancrase - 2001 Anniversary Show a month later. He returned to DEEP in December of that year, defeating LaVerne Clark by TKO. Then at Pancrase - Spirit 2 he lost to Kazuo Misaki by decision.
DEEP Japan Middleweight Champion
On 9 June 2002, Ueyama entered the DEEP Middleweight tournament. He defeated Seiki Ryo and Takaharu Murahama before beating Eiji Ishikawa in the final to win the tournament. He then beat Gilson Ferreira at DEEP - 6th Impact in September to bring his record to 9-6-4. He lost a decision in March 2003 to Hayato Sakurai. On 15 September 2003 Ueyama defended his title against Masanori Suda; the fight ended in a draw.
Pride Bushido & DEEP return
Ueyama made his Pride FC debut on 15 February 2004 against Sean Sherk, Ueyama lost by decision. In his second fight for Pride he lost to Ikuhisa Minowa by split decision. On 18 December 2004, Ueyama returned to DEEP and lost to Ryuta Sakurai by TKO.
He made his Hero's debut in 2006 on Hero's 5 with a decision loss to Rani Yahya. This match was the opening round of Hero's 2006 Lightweight Grand Prix. Ueyama was submitted by Vitor Ribeiro on 12 March 2007 at Hero's 8.
Ueyama returned to the DEEP organisation once again in 2009 with a decision victory over Kosei Kubota. Later in 2009 he lost decision against Hidehiko Hasegawa at DEEP - 44 Impact. Ueyama drew his last fight to date against Hidetaka Monma on 17 April 2010.
Championships and awards
- DEEP Middleweight Championship (1 Time, First)
- 2002 DEEP Middleweight Championship Tournament Winner
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|32 matches||11 wins||15 losses|
|Loss||11–15–5 (1)||Takafumi Ito||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: 258||11 May 2014||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||11–14–5 (1)||Naoyuki Kotani||TKO (punches)||Rings - Reincarnation||9 March 2012||1||2:32||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||11–13–5 (1)||Yutaka Ueda||Decision (unanimous)||Grabaka Live - 1st Cage Attack||15 October 2011||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|NC||10–13–5 (1)||Won Sik Park||No Contest (knee to downed opponent)||Deep: 48 Impact||3 July 2010||1||4:16||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||10–13–5||Hidetaka Monma||Draw||Deep: 47 Impact||17 April 2010||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||10–13–4||Hai Lin Ao||Decision (unanimous)||AOW 15 - Ueyama vs. Aohailin||28 November 2009||2||5:00||Beijing, China|
|Loss||10–12–4||Hidehiko Hasegawa||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: 44 Impact||10 October 2009||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10–11–4||Kosei Kubota||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: 41 Impact||16 April 2009||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||9–11–4||Vitor Ribeiro||Submission (triangle armbar)||Hero's 8||12 March 2007||1||1:48||Nagoya, Japan|
|Loss||9–10–4||Rani Yahya||Decision (majority)||Hero's 5||3 May 2006||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Hero's 2006 Lightweight Grand Prix opening round.|
|Loss||9–9–4||Ryuta Sakurai||TKO (punches)||Deep: 17th Impact||18 December 2004||1||2:40||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||9–8–4||Ikuhisa Minowa||Decision (split)||Pride Bushido 5||14 October 2004||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||9–7–4||Sean Sherk||Decision (unanimous)||Pride Bushido 2||15 February 2004||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Draw||9–6–4||Masanori Suda||Draw||Deep - 12th Impact||15 September 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||9–6–3||Hayato Sakurai||Decision (unanimous)||Deep - 8th Impact||4 March 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9–5–3||Gilson Ferreira||Submission (armbar)||Deep - 6th Impact||7 September 2002||3||3:49||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||8–5–3||Eiji Ishikawa||Submission (toe hold)||Deep - 5th Impact||9 June 2002||2||0:48||Tokyo, Japan||DEEP Japan Middleweight Championship Tournament - Final.|
|Win||7–5–3||Takaharu Murahama||Submission (rear naked choke)||Deep - 5th Impact||9 June 2002||3||1:44||Tokyo, Japan||DEEP Japan Middleweight Championship Tournament - Semi Final.|
|Win||6–5–3||Seiki Ryo||Decision (majority)||Deep - 5th Impact||9 June 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||DEEP Japan Middleweight Championship Tournament - Round 1.|
|Loss||5–5–3||Kazuo Misaki||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase - Spirit 2||17 February 2002||3||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||5–4–3||LaVerne Clark||TKO (corner stoppage)||Deep - 3rd Impact||23 December 2001||1||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||4–4–3||Kiuma Kunioku||Decision (majority)||Pancrase - 2001 Anniversary Show||30 September 2001||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Draw||4–3–3||Kosei Kubota||Draw||Deep - 2nd Impact||18 August 2001||3||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Loss||4–3–2||Sokun Koh||TKO (kimura)||Rings: Battle Genesis Vol. 7||20 March 2001||1||2:16||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||4–2–2||Kosei Kubota||Draw||Deep - 1st Impact||8 January 2001||3||5:00||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||4–2–1||Tim Thomas||Submission (ankle lock)||Rings Australia: Free Fight Battle||12 November 2000||1||9:11||Brisbane, Australia|
|Draw||3–2–1||Dave Menne||Draw||Rings: Millennium Combine 2||15 June 2000||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3–2||Yasuhito Namekawa||Decision||Rings: Rise 5th||19 August 1999||3||5:00||Japan|
|Win||2–2||Willie Peeters||TKO (lost points)||Rings: Rise 4th||24 June 1999||3||3:05||Japan|
|Loss||1–2||Lee Hasdell||Disqualification (eye gouging)||Rings: Rise 2nd||23 April 1999||1||4:18||Japan|
|Win||1–1||Dennis Kefalinos||Submission (knee bar)||Rings Australia: NR 3||7 March 1999||1||4:40||Australia|
|Loss||0–1||Yasuhito Namekawa||Decision||Rings: Final Capture||21 February 1999||1||20:00||Japan|