|Deep Lightweight champion|
|Listed height||5 ft 6 in|
|Listed weight||154 lb|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Catch Wrestling|
|Born|| February 4, 1980|
|Team||Lotus Setagaya, Nippon Top Team|
Satoru Kitaoka (born February 4, 1980) is a Japanese mixed martial arts fighter. He has fought the majority of his career as a welterweight for Pancrase, but moved down to lightweight in 2008 when he joined MMA promoter World Victory Road. Kitaoka is renowned for his submission grappling abilities and is the reigning BJJ and No-Gi Open Champion in both the 79.7-kilogram (176 lb) and Absolute divisions. In August 2008, he entered and won the 2008 Sengoku Lightweight Grand Prix and became the inaugural Sengoku Lightweight Champion in his subsequent title fight with Takanori Gomi. He is the current Deep Lightweight champion.
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Sengoku lightweight tournament and championshipEdit
Dropping down to lightweight, Kitaoka's first fight for Sengoku was a submission win over Ian James Schaffa at Sengoku 2 on 18 May 2008 before entering Sengoku's eight-man lightweight tournament. In the first round of the tournament at Sengoku 4 on 24 August 2008 he was put up against American Clay French. Kitaoka made short work of French, winning by submission due to an achilles lock at 1:21 of the first round. The win put him up against fellow Japanese fighter Eiji Mitsuoka in the tournament's semifinal taking place at Sengoku 6. Kitaoka again made short work of his opponent winning by a heel hook submission at 1:16 of the first round. The win earned him a place in the tournament's final taking place that same night against Kazunori Yokota. The fight proved longer than Kitaoka's three previous fights as it went the distance completing all three five minute rounds with Kitaoka being awarded the unanimous decision, thus winning the 2008 Sengoku Lightweight Grand Prix.
The lightweight tournament win set up Kitaoka to fight the last reigning Pride FC Lightweight Champion, Takanori Gomi, for Sengoku's newly created Lightweight Championship. The two fought at Sengoku no Ran 2009 on 4 January 2009 and ended with Kitaoka defeating Gomi with an achilles lock at 1:41 of the first round.
In his first title defence, on August 2, 2009, at World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9, Kitaoka lost his lightweight championship to Mizuto Hirota. Later followed up with a KO loss to Jorge Masvidal at Sengoku 11.
Kitaoka won his next four fights, mostly by decision before fighting Shinya Aoki for the Dream Lightweight championship. He lost by unanimous decision. At Deep: 58 Impact, Kitaoka defeated Katsunori Kikuno via unanimous decision.
Kitoaka then lost by knockout to Ramazan Esenbaev, nineteen seconds into the second round at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013.
In Kitaoka's first title defence as Deep lightweight champion, he faced Naoto Miyazaki at Deep: 66 Impact. Kitaoka defeated Miyazaki via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- 2008 Sengoku Lightweight Grand Prix Champion
- Sengoku Raiden Championship Lightweight Champion (one time; first)
- Deep Lightweight Champion (one time; current)
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|11||0 wins||0 losses|
|Win||33-13-9||Naoto Miyazaki||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: 66 Impact||April 29, 2014||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Defended Deep Lightweight championship|
|Loss||32-13-9||Ramazan Esenbaev||KO (punches)||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013||December 31, 2013||2||0:19||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||32-12-9||Dom O'Grady||Technical submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase 252 - 20th Anniversary||September 29, 2013||1||1:19||Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan|
|Win||31-12-9||Daisuke Nakamura||Decision (Unanimous)||Deep: 62 Impact||April 26, 2013||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Won Deep Lightweight Title.|
|Loss||30-12-9||Will Brooks||TKO (punches)||Dream 18||December 31, 2012||2||1:18||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||30-11-9||Katsunori Kikuno||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: 58 Impact||June 15, 2012||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||29-11-9||Shinya Aoki||Decision (unanimous)||Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011||December 31, 2011||5||5:00||Saitama, Saitama, Japan||For Dream Lightweight Championship|
|Win||29-10-9||Willamy Freire||Decision (split)||Dream 17||September 24, 2011||3||5:00||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||28-10-9||Jutaro Nakao||Decision (unanimous)||Deep: 53 Impact||April 22, 2011||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan||Fought at Welterweight|
|Win||27-10-9||Kuniyoshi Hironaka||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase: Passion Tour 9||October 3, 2010||2||4:22||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||26-10-9||Jorge Rodrigues||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Passion Tour 5||June 5, 2010||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||25-10-9||Jorge Masvidal||KO (punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11||November 7, 2009||2||3:23||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||25-9-9||Mizuto Hirota||TKO (knees)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9||August 2, 2009||4||2:50||Saitama, Saitama, Japan||Lost Sengoku Lightweight Championship|
|Win||25-8-9||Yukio Sakaguchi||Submission (achilles lock)||Pancrase: Changing Tour 3||June 6, 2009||1||1:26||Saitama, Saitama, Japan|
|Win||24-8-9||Takanori Gomi||Submission (achilles lock)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku no Ran 2009||January 4, 2009||1||1:41||Saitama, Japan||Won Sengoku Lightweight Championship|
|Win||23-8-9||Kazunori Yokota||Decision (unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6||November 1, 2008||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan||Won Sengoku Lightweight Grandprix 2008|
|Win||22-8-9||Eiji Mitsuoka||Submission (heel hook)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6||November 1, 2008||1||1:16||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||21-8-9||Clay French||Submission (achilles lock)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4||August 24, 2008||1||0:31||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||20-8-9||Ian James Schaffa||Submission (guillotine choke)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 2||May 18, 2008||1||0:50||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||19-8-9||Katsuya Inoue||Decision (split)||Pancrase: Shining 1||January 30, 2008||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||19-7-9||Jason Palacios||Decision (split)||Pancrase: Rising 6||September 5, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||18-7-9||Fabricio Monteiro||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Deep: 29 Impact||April 13, 2007||2||2:37||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||17-7-9||Gustavo Picone||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Rising 2||February 28, 2007||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||16-7-9||Ju Pyo Hong||Submission (achilles lock)||Pancrase: Blow 9||October 25, 2006||1||0:24||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||15-7-9||Paul Daley||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase: Blow 6||August 27, 2006||1||2:54||Yokohama, Japan||Fought at Welterweight|
|Loss||14-7-9||Daizo Ishige||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Blow 4||May 2, 2006||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||14-6-9||Tatsunori Tanaka||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase: Blow 2||March 19, 2006||2||2:53||Osaka, Japan|
|Draw||13-6-9||Katsuya Inoue||Draw||Pancrase: Blow 1||January 26, 2006||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||13-6-8||Carlos Condit||Submission (heel hook)||Pancrase: Spiral 8||October 2, 2005||1||3:57||Yokohama, Japan||Fought at Welterweight|
|Win||12-6-8||Thomas Schulte||Submission (heel hook)||Pancrase: Spiral 5||July 10, 2005||1||1:11||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||11-6-8||Hidehiko Hasegawa||Decision (split)||Pancrase: Spiral 2||March 6, 2005||3||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Loss||10-6-8||Katsuya Inoue||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Brave 10||November 7, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||10-5-8||Heath Sims||Draw||Pancrase: Brave 8||September 24, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||10-5-7||Kurt Pellegrino||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase: 2004 Neo-Blood Tournament Semifinals||July 25, 2004||2||0:34||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||9-5-7||Takaichi Hirayama||Submission (guillotine choke)||Pancrase: Brave 5||May 28, 2004||2||4:05||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||8-5-7||Eiji Ishikawa||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Brave 3||March 29, 2004||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||8-4-7||Tadahiro Hosaka||Draw||Pancrase: Brave 2||February 15, 2004||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||8-4-6||Naoki Seki||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Hybrid 9||October 31, 2003||3||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||7-4-6||Yuji Hoshino||Draw||Pancrase: Hybrid 7||June 22, 2003||3||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Draw||7-4-5||Takuya Wada||Draw||Pancrase: Hybrid 4||April 12, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||7-4-4||Hiroki Nagaoka||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Hybrid 1||January 26, 2003||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||6-4-4||Taro Minato||Decision (majority)||Pancrase: Spirit 7||October 29, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||5-4-4||Hidetaka Monma||KO (knee)||Pancrase: 2002 Neo-Blood Tournament Second Round||July 28, 2002||1||0:05||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||5-3-4||Kenji Arai||Submission (toe hold)||Pancrase: 2002 Neo-Blood Tournament Second Round||July 28, 2002||3||2:08||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||4-3-4||Hiroyuki Nozawa||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: 2002 Neo-Blood Tournament Opening Round||July 28, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||3-3-4||Kenji Arai||Decision (majority)||Pancrase: Spirit 4||May 11, 2002||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||2-3-4||Koji Oishi||Decision (majority)||Pancrase: Spirit 3||March 25, 2002||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||2-2-4||Hiroki Nagaoka||Draw||Pancrase: Proof 7||December 1, 2001||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||2-2-3||Yohei Ota||Decision (39-38)||GCM: The Contenders 6||October 8, 2001||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Draw||1-2-3||Junya Miyakawa||Draw||Pancrase: Proof 5||August 25, 2001||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Draw||1-2-2||Kenichi Serizawa||Draw||GCM: Club Contenders 1||August 15, 2001||2||3:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||1-2-1||Yuji Hoshino||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Proof 4||June 26, 2001||2||5:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Draw||1-1-1||Kousei Kubota||Draw||Pancrase: Proof 2||March 31, 2001||2||5:00||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||1-1||Kazuhito Kikuchi||Decision (unanimous)||Pancrase: Trans 8||December 9, 2000||1||10:00||Aomori, Aomori, Japan|
|Loss||0-1||Yoshinori Kawasaki||Decision (majority)||Pancrase: Trans 6||October 31, 2000||1||10:00||Tokyo, Japan|
- ↑ Mendoza, Ricardo (2008-10-23). - FIGHT-BY-FIGHT: SENGOKU 4 PREVIEW. MMAWeekly.com. Archived from the original on 2008-08-25. Retrieved on 2009-02-18.
- ↑ Herbertson, Daniel. Gomi, Trigg Get Wins; Schultz Knocked Out (2008-8-24). Sherdog.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-14.
- ↑ name="yahoo">Stupp, Dann (2008-11-04). Sengoku 6 results: Gomi upset, Santiago and Kitaoka win grand prix crowns. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved on 2009-02-15.
- ↑ Loiseleur, Tony (2009-01-03). Kitaoka on Gomi: 'I think I hate him'. Sherdog.com. Retrieved on 2009-02-14.
- ↑ Sengoku 7 play-by-play from Sherdog.com
- ↑ Morgan, John. WVR crowns featherweight grand prix winner, lightweight belt on line at "Sengoku Ninth Battle". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved on 2009-08-02.
- ↑ Sengoku 11 Results and Videos. cagepotato.com. Retrieved on November 9, 2009.
- ↑ DREAM results and LIVE fight coverage for 'Genki Desu Ka!!' on Dec. 31 in Japan. mmamania.com. Retrieved on December 31, 2011.
- ↑ Asian MMA Update: DEEP 58 Results, ONE FC Main Card On PPV Stream. bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved on June 16, 2012.
- ↑ Dream 18 Results: Aoki vs. McKee, Kawajiri vs. Omigawa. mmafighting.com. Retrieved on December 31, 2012.
- ↑ [www.asianmma.com/?p=6433 Deep 62 Impact Results: Kitaoka, Hornbuckle & Taiki take gold]. asianmma.com. Retrieved on August 5, 2013.
- ↑ http://www.asianmma.com/?p=7526
- ↑ Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013: Highlights, gifs, and results. bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved on December 31, 2013.
- ↑ DEEP ‘66 IMPACT’ RESULTS: KITAOKA, YOKOTA, NAKANISHI SUCCESSFUL IN TITLE DEFENSES. sherdog.com. Retrieved on April 29, 2014.