Mitsuhiro Ishida (石田光洋, born December 29, 1978) is a Japanese mixed martial arts fighter who has competed in Shooto, Strikeforce and Pride. He currently competes in Dream. Ishida is known for his wrestling ability and endurance.
MMA career Edit
Ishida's pro debut was on July 6, 2001 at Shooto: To the Top 6 against Daisuke Sugie where he lost via unanimous decision. He then went on to win his next four fights. In February 17, 2006 he defeated Kenichiro Togashi to obtain the Shooto Pacific Rim Championship Belt.
At Pride Shockwave 2006 he lost to Takanori Gomi in a non-title fight on December 31, 2006, his first defeat in that organization. As a result of the loss to Gomi, he was unable to defend his Shooto Pacific Rim Welterweight Championship at a mandatory title defense in February 2007.
His most notable victory to date was a unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated Gilbert Melendez at Yarennoka!. He made his U.S mainland debut at Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion winning against Justin Wilcox by armbar.
On March 15, 2008, Ishida competed in the opening round of the Dream Lightweight Grand Prix, defeating Korean judoka Jung Bu-Kyung. He proceeded to lose to Caol Uno in the quarter-finals at DREAM.3 via rear naked choke. Ishida then defeated Daisuke Nakamura at Dream 7.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|27||18 wins||6 losses|
|Loss||18-6-1||Gilbert Melendez||TKO (Punches)||Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg||August 15, 2009||3||3:16||San Jose, California, US||For Strikeforce Lightweight Interim Championship|
|Loss||18-5-1||Mizuto Hirota||TKO (Punches)||Shooto: Tradition Final||May 10, 2009||1||1:33||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||18-4-1||Daisuke Nakamura||Decision (unanimous)||DREAM.7||March 8, 2009||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||17-4-1||Justin Wilcox||Submission (Armbar)||Strikeforce: At The Mansion II||September 20, 2008||1||1:29||Beverly Hills, California, USA|
|Loss||16-4-1||Caol Uno||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||DREAM.3||May 11, 2008||2||1:39||Saitama, Japan||Quarter-Final Round of Dream Lightweight Grandprix|
|Win||16-3-1||Bu Kyung Jung||Decision (Unanimous)||DREAM.1||March 15, 2008||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan||Opening Round of Dream Lightweight Grandprix|
|Win||15-3-1||Gilbert Melendez||Decision (Unanimous)||Yarennoka||December 31, 2007||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Loss||14-3-1||Takanori Gomi||TKO (Soccer Kick and Punches)||PRIDE Shockwave 2006||December 31, 2006||1||1:14||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||14-2-1||David Bielkheden||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 13||November 5, 2006||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||13-2-1||Cristiano Marcello||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 12||August 26, 2006||2||5:00||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||12-2-1||Marcus Aurelio||Decision (Unanimous)||PRIDE Bushido 11||June 4, 2006||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||11-2-1||Paul Rodriguez||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||PRIDE Bushido 10||April 2, 2006||1||2:29||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10-2-1||Kenichiro Togashi||Decision (Majority)||Shooto: The Victory of the Truth||February 17, 2006||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9-2-1||Takashi Nakakura||TKO (Cut)||Shooto: Alive Road||August 20, 2005||3||1:31||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||8-2-1||Shinya Sato||TKO (Knees and Punches)||GCM: D.O.G. 1||March 12, 2005||1||3:03||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||7-2-1||Daisuke Sugie||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto: Wanna Shooto 2004||November 12, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||6-2-1||Vitor Ribeiro||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto Hawaii: Soljah Fight Night||July 9, 2004||3||5:00||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA|
|Win||6-1-1||Yoichi Fukumoto||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto: 3/4 in Kitazawa Town Hall||March 4, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5-1-1||Takayuki Okochi||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto 2004: 1/24 in Korakuen Hall||January 24, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||4-1-1||Naoki Matsushita||Draw||Shooto: 7/13 in Korakuen Hall||July 13, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4-1||Kotetsu Boku||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto: 2/6 in Kitazawa Town Hall||February 6, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3-1||Masakazu Kuramochi||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto: Treasure Hunt 1||January 12, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||2-1||Naoto Kojima||TKO (Punches)||Shooto: GIG East 7||November 26, 2001||2||1:58||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||1-1||Hiroki Kotani||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto: To The Top 9||September 27, 2001||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||0-1||Daisuke Sugie||Decision (Unanimous)||Shooto: To The Top 6||July 6, 2001||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|