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Ryuichi Murata (born August 27, 1976) is a Japanese judo and mixed martial artist (MMA). He was a world-class judo competitor with 5 top-3 Judo World Cup tournament finishes and has won multiple silver and bronze medals at world and national judo competitions. Most recently, he's competed in MMA and currently has an MMA record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 1 draw. He won the Spirit MC Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament in 2007.

Judo careerEdit

Murata has achieved good success as a judoka. He was second at the world junior championships in 1996. In Japanese national tournaments he has been second once (2000) and third twice (1998,2001). At World Cup events he won in Tbilisi (2003) and Budapest (2001), finished second at Leonding, Austria (1997), and third in Paris (2000). [1]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Ryuichi Murata made is MMA debut on Pride Fighting Championships Bushido 8 card in 2005. He lost the fight against Kazuki Okubo due to submission. In a post fight interview, Murata stated that he didn't have enough experience to fight well in MMA and didn't feel like he was "able to show much at all" of what he wanted to achieve.[2]

Murata went on to fight on a number of cards with the Deep and Spirit MC MMA promotions. In 2007, he participated in Spirit MC's Heavyweight GP tournament. In the first round he knocked out Dong Woo Shin. He later submitted ChunGil Myung Chun with an armbar to move to the tournament finals. In the finals he earned a technical knockout against Jung Gyu Choi to become Spirit MC's Heavyweight GP Champion.

Judo tournamentsEdit

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February 2, 2003
A-Tournament Tbilisi 1st Half-middleweight (81kg)
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January 26, 2003
Super A-Tournament Moscow 2st Half-middleweight (81kg)
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January 11, 2003
Jigoro Kano Cup Tokyo 3rd Half-middleweight (81kg)
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May 25, 2001
East Asian Games Osaka 3rd Half-middleweight (81kg)
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April 29, 2001
Japan Judo Championships 3rd Half-middleweight (81kg)
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March 3, 2001
A-Tournament Budapest Bank Cup 1st Half-middleweight (81kg)
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April 2, 2000
Japan Judo Championshops 2nd Half-middleweight (81kg)
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February 12, 2000
Tournoi de Paris[3] 3rd Half-middleweight (81kg)
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April 5, 1998
Japan National Championships Fukoka 3rd Half-middleweight (81kg)
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February 16, 1997
ASKO World Tournament Leonding 2nd Half-Heavyweight (78kg)
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October 5, 1996
World Junior Championships 2nd Half-Heavyweight (78kg)

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss South Korea flagKimJae Young Kim KO (Punches and Knees) Spirit MC 17[4] 02008-
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June 29, 2008
1 0:33 Seoul, South Korea
Win South Korea flagWhiSeung Bae Whi Decision (Unanimous) Sprit MC 16[5] 02008-
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April 27, 2008
3 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Win South Korea flag KimHo Jin Kim Submission (Armbar) Deep - Protect Impact 2007 02007-
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December 22, 2007
1 3:38 Osaka, Japan
Win South Korea flag ChoiJung Gyu Choi TKO (Punches) Spirit MC 13 02007-
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October 14, 2007
3 3:34 Seoul, South Korea Heavyweight GP Champion
Win ChunGil Myung Chun Submission (Keylock) Spirit MC 13 02007-
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October 14, 2007
1 3:29 Seoul, South Korea
Win 22px ShinDong Woo Shin KO (Punch) Spirit MC 12 02007-
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August 19, 2007
1 2:18 Seoul, South Korea
zDraw Japan flag OruiSojiro Orui Draw Deep - 31 Impact 02007-
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August 5, 2007
2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win France flag BabeneGregory Babene TKO (Punches) Real Rhythm - 5th Stage 02006-
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November 18, 2006
1 3:36 Osaka, Japan
Win Japan flag RyoSeiki Ryo Decision (Unanimous) Deep - clubDeep 02006-
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May 21, 2006
2 5:00 Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Loss Canada flag RingNick Ring Decision (Unanimous) Deep - 23 Impact[6] 02006-
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February 5, 2006
2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win Japan flag SatoRyuhei Sato TKO (Punches) Deep - 21st Impact 02005-
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October 28, 2005
1 3:51 Tokyo, Japan
Loss Japan flag OkuboKazuki Okubo Sumission (Armbar) Pride - Bushido 8 02005-
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July 17, 2005
1 4:29 Nagoya, Aichi, Japan MMA Debut

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ReferencesEdit

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