Mishima is known for his charisma and emphasis on entertainment as well as competition. He typically enters the arena in an outlandish fashion, such as in his UFC debut, where he sported a bathrobe and devil mask while clutching a Snoopy stuffed animal.
On February 12, 2005, Mishima was victorious against fellow DEEP veteran Tomomi Iwama becoming the first lightweight (155 lb) champion of the organisation. However, Mishima didn't defend his belt and returned it one year later.
Mishima has had four fights in PRIDE, winning over Charles Bennett and Marcus Aurelio and losing to Yves Edwards and Ralph Gracie. His most recent appearance was in the reserve fight of PRIDE Bushido 9 on 2005-09-25, where he defeated fellow alternate Charles Bennett with an ankle lock.
On November 18, 2006, Mishima made his debut in the U.S. at UFC 65. Joe Stevenson, the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2 who had just moved down to the lightweight division (155 lb), defeated Mishima in the first round by a guillotine choke.
On May 19, 2008, Mishima dropped to featherweight (145 lb) to fight Masakazu Imanari. Mishima won by unanimous decision, becoming the DEEP featherweight champion. He also became the first man to capture the DEEP belt in two different divisions.
Mixed martial arts record Edit
|Professional record breakdown|
|29||18 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||18–7–2||Takafumi Otsuka||Decision (Unanimous)||DEEP – 43rd Impact||August 23, 2009||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Lost DEEP Featherweight Title|
|Win||18–6–2||Masakazu Imanari||Decision (Unanimous)||DEEP – 35th Impact||May 19, 2008||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Won DEEP Featherweight Title|
|Loss||17–6–2||Kenny Florian||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC Fight Night 9||April 5, 2007||3||3:57||Nevada, United States|
|Loss||17–5–2||Joe Stevenson||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 65: Bad Intentions||November 18, 2006||1||2:07||California, United States||UFC debut|
|Win||17–4–2||Charles Bennett||Submission (Ankle Lock)||PRIDE Bushido 9||September 25, 2005||1||4:04||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||16–4–2||Yves Edwards||Submission (Armbar)||PRIDE Bushido 7||May 22, 2005||1||4:36||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||16–3–2||Tomomi Iwama||Decision (Unanimous)||DEEP – 18th Impact||February 12, 2005||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Won DEEP Lightweight Title|
|Win||15–3–2||Marcus Aurelio||Decision (Split)||PRIDE Bushido 4||July 19, 2004||2||5:00||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||14–3–2||Robert Emerson||Decision (Unanimous)||DEEP – 14th Impact||April 18, 2004||3||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||13–3–2||Ralph Gracie||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 1||October 5, 2003||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||13–2–2||Tetsuji Kato||Decision (Majority)||DEEP – 12th Impact||September 15, 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||12–2–2||Masakazu Imanari||TKO (Punches)||DEEP – 11th Impact||July 13, 2003||2||2:58||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||11–2–2||Fabio Mello||Decision (Unanimous)||DEEP – 8th Impact||March 4, 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||10–2–2||Takanori Gomi||TKO (Punches)||Shooto – 2002 Year-End Show||December 14, 2002||2||0:52||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10–1–2||Takafumi Ito||Submission (Armbar)||DEEP – 6th Impact||September 7, 2002||1||0:53||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9–1–2||Iran Mascarenhas||Submission (Achilles Lock)||Shooto – Treasure Hunt 7||June 29, 2002||2||4:53||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||8–1–2||Ben Thomas||TKO (Punches)||Shooto – Treasure Hunt 3||February 11, 2002||1||3:07||Kobe, Japan|
|Win||7–1–2||Ryan Bow||Decision (Majority)||Shooto – To The Top Final Act||December 16, 2001||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||6–1–2||Marcio Barbosa||Submission (Kneebar)||Shooto – R.E.A.D. Final||December 17, 2000||2||4:51||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5–1–2||Tony DeDolph||Submission (Armbar)||HOOKnSHOOT – Fusion||November 18, 2000||1||4:53||Indiana, United States|
|Draw||4–1–2||Marcio Feitosa||Draw||Shooto – R.E.A.D. 9||August 27, 2000||3||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||4–1–1||Justin Wisniewski||Submission (Cobra Hold)||Shooto – R.E.A.D. 8||August 4, 2000||1||1:30||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||3–1–1||Din Thomas||TKO (Cut)||Shooto – R.E.A.D. 2||March 17, 2000||2||3:37||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3–0–1||Kazuya Abe||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto – Renaxis 5||October 29, 1999||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||2–0–1||Makoto Ishikawa||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto – Renaxis 3||August 4, 1999||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1–0–1||Hiroki Kotani||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Shooto – Shooter's Passion||May 27, 1999||1||4:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||0–0–1||Satoshi Fujisaki||Draw||Shooto – Las Grandes Viajes 1||January 17, 1998||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
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