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Caol Uno

Updated: 2008-11-05
Caol Uno

Facts

Country Japan Age 42
Club Wajutsu keisyukai Tokyo Height 173 cm / 5'8"
Style MMA Weight 70 kg / 154 lbs
Categories MAX

Titles
HERO'S Middle Weight World Champion 2nd Place ('06) Pro Shooto 4th Welterweight Champion HERO'S Middle Weight 3rd Place ('05)

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 0 0 0 0 0
Other Fights 32 20 0 8 4
Statistics 32 63% 0% 25% 4

Description

Caol "Uno Shoten" Uno (born May 8, 1975 in Kanagawa, Japan, Japanese: Uno Kaoru, sometimes (and phonetically speaking, more correctly) transliterated as Uno Kaoru ) is a Japanese mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.

Fighting style

Although he has shown great stand-up techniques in the past, Uno is known primarily for his grappling ability. He was a former runner-up in the submission wrestling world championships at Abu Dhabi (ADCC) losing in the finals to world-renowned Jean Jacques Machado. Specifically, Uno is known for his low single leg takedown and rear naked choke.

Relevant fighting history

Rumina Sato

Uno rose through the ranks of the Shooto mixed martial arts organization in Japan. In May 1999, Uno fought the then-legendary Rumina Sato. The fight was hailed as "Fight of the Year", an extremely fast-paced back and forth battle with a wide variety of stand-up and grappling exchanges.[citation needed] Eventually, Uno took the back of Sato and choked him into submission.

The two rematched in December 2000. This fight concluded with Uno throwing Sato on his back then striking him with a combination of kicks and punches, eventually knocking him out.

Jens Pulver

After his second victory over Rumina Sato, Uno was recruited to fight for the UFC's bantamweight (later renamed lightweight) title against Jens Pulver. Just days before the fight, a good friend of Pulver's, Dusty, died of cancer. Pulver promised Dusty that he would win the title for him.[citation needed]

In the fight, Pulver demonstrated what Olympic gold metalist Jeff Blatnick called "a different kind of strength" as he fought off Uno's trademark rear naked choke. Throughout the fight, Pulver stopped Uno's takedown attempts and pressed the action on the feet. Uno, who had earned a reputation as being "unflappable", began to show frustration for the first time in his career as Pulver neutralized all his offensive efforts.[citation needed] Pulver took a unanimous decision win in the fight.

The Tournament

After Pulver left the UFC, the lightweight title was vacated. A tournament was put together pitting the top-four 155 pounders in the UFC (B.J. Penn , Din Thomas, Matt Serra, and Caol Uno). In the first round, Uno faced Thomas. Thomas dominated the first round, setting a high pace. However, Uno turned things around, taking the second and third rounds to win the fight.

In the finals of the tournament, Uno faced Penn (who had previously defeated Uno by knockout in under 12 seconds). Uno used angles, and effective wrestling techniques to frustrate Penn, who appeared tentative from the start. Penn was dominant in spurts, and the fight was called a draw. This judges' decision was a disaster for the UFC management. As a result the division was temporarily abolished.[citation needed]

K-1 HERO'S

Uno now fights in K-1 HERO'S. In 2006, he made it to the 2006 Middleweight (154 lb) tournament finals in HERO'S before losing to Gesias Calvancanti. His next fight will be in the HERO'S 2007 Middleweight tournament semi-finals against Kultar Gill on September 17, 2007. The winner will go on to fight in the finals on the same night.[2]

Mixed martial arts record

As of August 2007, Caol Uno has compiled a professional record of 24 wins, nine losses, and four draws, with two wins by knockout, and 12 by submission.

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Jake (281 posts)
Posted: 2009-03-21 at: 03:38
what do you count as other fights?
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