Kazuo Misaki is a Japanese professional mixed martial arts fighter and former judoka. He is the 2006 PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix winner, and currently fights in Sengoku. He is currently ranked #7 by MMA Weekly in the middleweight division.
On route to the finals he defeated Phil Baroni and PRIDE Welterweight Champion Dan Henderson in a non-title bout. Misaki was eliminated in the semifinals by Paulo Filho, but Filho injured his knee during the contest and was unable to continue to the finals. Misaki was named as his replacement and defeated Denis Kang by split decision.
His last fight in Pride was a unanimous decision loss to Frank Trigg at PRIDE 33 on February 24, 2007. At the Yarennoka event on New Year's Eve 2007, he fought Yoshihiro Akiyama. The original result of the match was a knockout victory for Misaki, but Akiyama protested the finish. The knockout kick came as Akiyama attempted to get back to his feet after being knocked down by Misaki. Akiyama contested that one or more of his hands were on the mat at the time of the kick, which would make the kick illegal under Yarennoka! rules. After reviewing video of the knockout, the Yarennoka executive committee agreed; the official result was then changed to "no contest."
He went on to fight in World Victory Road's inaugural event "Sengoku", on March 5, 2008, where he defeated Shooto light heavyweight champion Siyar Bahadurzada and won by guillotine choke at 2:02 of the second round.
Misaki then faced off against MWGP winner Jorge Santiago to determine WVR's first MW champion. Misaki was utilizing striking to keep Santiago at a distance, countering his kicks and punches. Misaki was dominating the fight until he got taken down and submitted in the final round.
On November 8, 2009 Misaki announced he was leaving his long time gym GRABAKA.
On March 19, 2009, Misaki was pulled over by a police officer for talking on his cellphone while driving, when pulling over Misaki attempted to flee the scene, knocking into the arresting officers' car. On June 26, the Tokyo District Court sentenced him to one year of prison, which has been suspended for three years.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|35||22 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||22-10-2||Melvin Manhoef||TKO (Punches)||Dynamite!! 2009||December 31, 2009||1||1:49||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||22-9-2||Kazuhiro Nakamura||Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Sengoku 9||August 2, 2009||1||3:03||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||21-9-2||Jorge Santiago||Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Rebellion 2009||January 4, 2009||5||3:26||Saitama, Japan||For Sengoku Middleweight Championship|
|Win||21-8-2||Joe Riggs||TKO (Punches)||Strikeforce: At The Mansion II||September 20, 2008||2||2:29||Beverly Hills, California, USA|
|Win||20-8-2||Logan Clark||Decision (Unanimous)||Sengoku 3||June 8, 2008||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||19-8-2||22px Siyar Bahadurzada||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Sengoku 1||March 5, 2008||2||2:02||Tokyo, Japan|
|NC||18-8-2||Yoshihiro Akiyama||No Contest||Yarennoka - New Year's Eve 2007||December 31, 2007||1||7:48||Saitama, Japan||Akiyama KO'd by Illegal Soccer Kick|
|Loss||18-8-2||Frank Trigg||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE 33 - Second Coming||February 24, 2007||3||5:00||Nevada, USA|
|Win||18-7-2||Denis Kang||Decision (Split)||PRIDE Bushido 13||November 5, 2006||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan||Won PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Final. Replaced Filho.|
|Loss||17-7-2||Paulo Filho||Submission (Armbar)||PRIDE Bushido 13||November 5, 2006||1||9:43||Yokohama, Japan||PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Semifinal|
|Win||17-6-2||Dan Henderson||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 12||August 26, 2006||2||5:00||Nagoya, Japan||PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal|
|Win||16-6-2||Phil Baroni||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 11||June 4, 2006||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan||PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix Opening Round|
|Loss||15-6-2||Dan Henderson||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 10||April 2, 2006||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||15-5-2||Akira Shoji||Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke)||DEEP - 23 Impact||February 5, 2006||1||2:32||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||14-5-2||Daniel Acacio||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE - Bushido 8||July 17, 2005||2||5:00||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||14-4-2||Flavio Luiz Moura||Submission (North/South Choke)||Pancrase - Spiral 2||March 6, 2005||2||2:13||Yokohama, Japan|
|Loss||13-4-2||Nathan Marquardt||Decision (Unanimous)||Pancrase - Brave 10||November 7, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||For King of Pancrase Middleweight Championship|
|Win||13-3-2||Ed Herman||Technical Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||Pancrase - 2004 Neo-Blood Tournament, Final||July 25, 2004||2||3:31||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||12-3-2||Jorge Patino||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE - Bushido 3||May 23, 2004||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||11-3-2||Kiuma Kunioku||TKO (Cut)||Pancrase - Brave 1||February 6, 2004||2||1:31||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||10-3-2||Jake Shields||Draw||Pancrase - Hybrid 10||November 30, 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||10-3-1||Ricardo Almeida||Decision (Majority)||Pancrase - 10th Anniversary Show||August 31, 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10-2-1||Yuji Hisamatsu||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Pancrase - Hybrid 5||May 18, 2003||3||2:34||Yokohama, Japan|
|Draw||9-2-1||Yuji Hisamatsu||Draw||Pancrase - Hybrid 3||March 8, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9-2||Joe D'Arce||TKO (Punches)||Pancrase - Hybrid 1||January 26, 2003||2||4:51||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||8-2||Masaya Kojima||Submission (Armbar)||Pancrase - Spirit 8||November 30, 2002||1||4:40||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||7-2||Kousei Kubota||Decision (Unanimous)||Pancrase - 2002 Anniversary Show||September 29, 2002||3||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Loss||6-2||Nathan Marquardt||TKO (Broken Arm)||Pancrase - Spirit 3||March 25, 2002||1||0:29||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||6-1||Ryuki Ueyama||Decision (Unanimous)||Pancrase - Spirit 2||February 17, 2002||3||5:00||Umeda Stella Hall|
|Loss||5-1||Chris Lytle||Decision (Unanimous)||Pancrase - Proof 7||December 1, 2001||3||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||5-0||Takaku Fuke||KO (Punches)||Pancrase - Proof 6||October 30, 2001||1||0:08||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4-0||Hiroki Nagaoka||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Pancrase - 2001 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 2||July 29, 2001||2||1:21||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3-0||Seiki Ryo||Decision (Split)||Pancrase - 2001 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 2||July 29, 2001||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||2-0||Hikaru Sato||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Pancrase - 2001 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 1||July 29, 2001||1||4:08||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1-0||Kenichi Serizawa||Decision (Unanimous)||Pancrase - Neo Blood Tournament Elimination Rounds||May 5, 2001||3||5:00||Japan|
See also Edit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Akiyama-Misaki Ruled No Contest. Sherdog.com (January 22, 2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-22.
- ↑ Champion vs. Champion at Sengoku. Sherdog.com (January 22, 2008). Retrieved on 2008-01-23.
- ↑ Sengoku 7 play by play. Sherdog.com (January 4, 2009). Retrieved on 2009-01-04.
- ↑ Despite arrest, Kazuo Misaki still fighting at WVR2. mmajunkie.com (July 02,2009). Archived from the original on 2013-01-29. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.