Teruto Ishihara

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Teruto Ishihara
Born (1991-07-23) July 23, 1991 (age 28)
Ōshima District, Kagoshima, Japan
Other namesYashabo ("Rascal")
ResidenceSacramento, California, United States
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Weight135.5 lb (61.5 kg; 9.68 st)
Reach69.0 in (175 cm)[1]
StyleShootfighting, Kickboxing
Fighting out ofSacramento, California, United States
TeamTeam Alpha Male[2]
Years active2011–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout8
By decision2
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision4
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Teruto Ishihara (born July 23, 1991) is a Japanese[3] professional mixed martial artist[4] who previously competed in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2011, he has formerly competed for Shooto.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ishihara began his professional MMA career in 2011, debuting in the Shooto promotion. Over the next four-and-a-half years he amassed a record of 7-2-1.

Road to UFC: Japan[edit]

In June 2015, Ishihara was announced as one of the eight featherweights competing on Road to UFC: Japan, a show in the style of The Ultimate Fighter. Ishihara faced Tatsuya Ando in the quarterfinals and won by majority decision. He then faced Akiyo Nishiura in the semifinals and again won by decision.

Ishihara ultimately faced Mizuto Hirota in the finals at UFC Fight Night 75 on September 27, 2015. The bout was ruled a split draw with no winner decided.[5] The UFC announced post-fight that Hirota and Ishihara would both be awarded contracts.[6]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In his second fight for the promotion, Ishihara faced Julian Erosa on March 5, 2016 at UFC 196.[7] Ishihara won the fight via KO early in the second round.[8]

Ishihara next faced Horacio Gutiérrez on August 6, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 92.[9] Ishihara won the fight via first-round KO and subsequently received a Performance of the Night bonus.[10][11][12]

Ishihara faced Artem Lobov on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 99.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[14]

Ishihara faced Gray Maynard on July 7, 2017 at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale.[15] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[16]

Ishihara faced Rolando Dy on September 23, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami.[17] He knocked down Dy 20 second in round one but Dy managed to survive. Throughout the fight Dy kicked three times to Ishihara's groin area and was deducted a point by the referee. After three rounds fight, the judges awarded the win to Ishihara via unanimous decision (28–27, 28–27, and 29–27) ended Ishihara 2 fight losing streak.[18]

Ishihara faced José Alberto Quiñónez in a bantamweight bout on February 10, 2018 at UFC 221.[19] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Ishihara faced promotional newcomer Petr Yan on June 23, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 132.[21] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[22]

Ishihara faced Kang Kyung-ho on February 10, 2019 at UFC 234.[23] He lost the fight via a submission in round one.[24]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 10 wins 7 losses
By knockout 8 1
By submission 0 2
By decision 2 4
Draws 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–7–2 Kyung Ho Kang Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 234 February 10, 2019 1 3:59 Melbourne, Australia
Loss 10–6–2 Petr Yan KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Edwards June 23, 2018 1 3:28 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 10–5–2 José Alberto Quiñónez Decision (unanimous) UFC 221 February 11, 2018 3 5:00 Perth, Australia Return to Bantamweight.
Win 10–4–2 Rolando Dy Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami September 23, 2017 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 9–4–2 Gray Maynard Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale July 7, 2017 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–3–2 Artem Lobov Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 November 19, 2016 3 5:00 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Win 9–2–2 Horacio Gutiérrez KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Rodríguez vs. Caceres August 6, 2016 1 2:32 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 8–2–2 Julian Erosa KO (punches) UFC 196 March 5, 2016 2 0:34 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Draw 7–2–2 Mizuto Hirota Draw (split) UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson September 27, 2015 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan Return to Featherweight.
Win 7–2–1 Jung Hwan Jo TKO (punches) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 5th in Osaka June 28, 2014 2 3:24 Osaka, Japan
Loss 6–2–1 Ulka Sasaki Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 4th February 23, 2014 2 1:46 Tokyo, Japan Return to Bantamweight.
Win 6–1–1 Koji Mori TKO (punch) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 2nd June 22, 2013 1 2:12 Tokyo, Japan Featherweight debut.
Draw 5–1–1 Kazuhiro Ito Technical Draw (fighters fell from the ring) Shooto: Border: Season 4: Second September 23, 2012 1 4:48 Osaka, Japan
Win 5–1 Yasuaki Nagamoto KO (punches) Shooto: Gig West 14 July 8, 2012 1 0:19 Osaka, Japan
Win 4–1 Jong Hoon Choi KO (punches) Shooto: Border: Season 4: First April 1, 2012 1 1:03 Osaka, Japan
Loss 3–1 Michinori Tanaka Decision (unanimous) Shooto: The Rookie Tournament 2011 Final December 18, 2011 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0 Kenji Yamamoto KO (punch) Shooto: Border: Season 3: Roaring Thunder September 4, 2011 1 0:16 Osaka, Japan
Win 2–0 Naritoshi Kakuta KO (punch) Shooto: Gig West 13 June 5, 2011 1 4:56 Osaka, Japan
Win 1–0 Takuya Kodama Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Border: Season 3: Spring Thunder April 3, 2011 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Rodriguez vs. Cacares". UFC.com. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Matt Erickson; Ken Hathaway (2016-03-06). "Teruto Ishihara gets first UFC win, but really all the guy wants is to get more girls". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  3. ^ "Teruto Ishihara". Sherdog. Archived from the original on October 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "Teruto Ishihara". mixedmartialarts.com. Archived from the original on October 13, 2015.
  5. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2014-09-26). "UFC Fight Night 75 results: Mizuto Hirota, Teruto Ishihara fight to rare split draw". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-26.
  6. ^ Staff (2015-09-27). "Botched Road to UFC Final ends in a draw, but both fighters awarded contracts". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  7. ^ Staff (2016-02-12). "Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara featherweight bout added to UFC 196 in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-12.
  8. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-03-05). "UFC 196 results: Teruto Ishihara crushes Julian Erosa in impressive performance". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
  9. ^ Danny Segura (2016-07-15). "Teruto Ishihara vs. Horacio Gutierrez added to UFC Fight Night 92". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  10. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-08-06). "UFC Fight Night 92 results: Teruto Ishihara shuts down Horacio Gutierrez with first-round TKO". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  11. ^ Mike Sloan (2016-08-06). "UFC Fight Night 92 bonuses: Yair Rodriguez, 'Bruce Leeroy' pocket $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  12. ^ Steven Rondina (2016-08-07). "Teruto Ishihara after Fight Night win: 'I Love My Salt Lake City Bitches!'". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  13. ^ Peter Carroll (2016-09-30). "Artem Lobov vs Teruto Ishihara booked for UFC Belfast". severemma.com. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
  14. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 99 results: Artem Lobov wins decision, upsets Teruto Ishihara". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  15. ^ Staff (2017-04-19). "Gray Maynard vs. Teruto Ishihara set for TUF 25 Finale in Las Vegas". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  16. ^ "TUF 25 Finale results: Gray Maynard smothers Teruto Ishihara with wrestling for easy win". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  17. ^ Dann Stupp (2017-08-06). "Slew of bouts official for UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  18. ^ "UFC Fight Night 117 results: Fast start from Teruto Ishihara helps to win over Rolando Dy". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-23. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  19. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2017-12-19). "UFC 221 update: Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez booked for Perth". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  20. ^ "UFC 221 results: Jose Quinonez wins fourth straight with unanimous nod over Teruto Ishihara". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  21. ^ Sherdog.com. "Yadong". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  22. ^ "UFC Fight Night 132 results: Petr Yan streamrolls Teruto Ishihara for highlight-reel finish". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  23. ^ DNA, MMA. "Aziatisch onderonsje tussen Teruto Ishihara en Kyung Ho Kang tijdens UFC 234 in Melbourne". Retrieved 2019-01-01.
  24. ^ "UFC 234 results: Kyung Ho Kang chokes out Teruto Ishihara after slugfest". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-10. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  25. ^ Sherdog.com. "Teruto". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-01-01.

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