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Yoshihiro Sato

Updated: 2008-11-05
Yoshihiro Sato

Facts

Country Japan Age 36
Club Fullcast Nagoya JK Factory Height 184 cm / 6'1"
Style Kickboxing Weight 70 kg / 154 lbs
Categories MAX

Titles
# * Glove karate open championship winner (1996) * Glove karate open championship winner (1997) * WKA World Muay Thai Welterweight championship (2001-2005) * WPKC World Muay Thai Super welterweight champion (2004-2005) * K-1 MAX Japan Grand Prix Champion (2006) * K-1 MAX Japan Grand Prix Champion (2007)

Results Total Win KOs Loss Draw
K1 Fights 15 10 3 5 0
Other Fights 33 28 16 5 0
Statistics 48 79% 40% 21% 0

Description

Yoshihiro Sato( born January 25, 1981-) is a Japanese professional kickboxer. He is from Aichi, Japan.

Biography

Amateur era

In 1981, he was born in Aichi,Japan. He started learning kickboxing since 1994 when he was in 2nd year of the junior high school. He won the tournament of Glove karate open championship even he was just 16 years years old when he was in 2nd year of the high school. He also won the championship of the next year in 1997.

Fight as a professional kickboxer

He passed the examination for professional kickboxing of New Japan Kickboxing Federation in 1998.He won his first match by decision December 25, 1998. He changed his weight class from lightweight to welterweight in April 2000. He moved to All Japan Kickboxing Federation from New Japan Kickboxing Federation in June 2001. He won the title of WKA World Muay Thai Welterweight by KO Miran Stevic in Germany on 23 November 2001. It was the first time for him to fight in the oversea.

Entry to K-1

He beat William Diender (Netherlands) by decision On May 3, 2005. It was the first match in K-1. He lost to Virgil Kalakoda in a K-1 Superfight in the K-1 MAX Finals in what is considered to have been a controversial decision. On October 12, 2005, he defeated Kaoklai Kaennorsing, the only fighter who has fought in both K-1's heavyweight division and in K-1 MAX. On February 4, 2006 he defeated Akeomi Nitta, Ryuki Ueyama and Tatsuji to win the K-1 MAX Japan Grand Prix 2006 tournament. On February 5, 2007 he won the K-1 MAX Japan Grand Prix 2007 tournament. His latest fight was in April of 2007 where he lost to Ducth fighter Andy Souwer by decision.

Last 30 fights

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Eye witness reports / Comments

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Nejc (136 posts)
Posted: 2007-12-22 at: 10:41
I always thought(from seeing his fights) that he acts very respectfuly towards his opponents. But after seeing some backstage and pre-fight talks, he seems very cocky person. Strange.. Good fighter though
Pablo (795 posts)
Posted: 2008-04-03 at: 02:25
Nejc, I agree with you, maybe he's just a bit shy
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