Satoshi Ishii Record, Net Worth, Age, Weight, & More!
Who Is Satoshi Ishii?
Satoshi Ishii is a Japanese-Croatian Judoka, mixed martial artist, and submission grappler. He is a highly accomplished Judo competitor, having won the gold medal in Judo at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, as well as a silver medal at the 2006 Asian Games and two All-Japan Judo Championships representing Japan.
In addition to his Judo career, Ishii also fought MMA professionally, making his debut at Dynamite!! 2009. His current professional MMA record in 24-12-1 and has fought for several promotions including Professional Fighting League, Rizin Fighting Federation, and Bellator. He is the current HEAT Heavyweight Champion and SBC Heavyweight Champion. Ishii is a sixth degree black belt in Judo and is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
How Old Is Satoshi Ishii?
Born December 19, 1986, Satoshi Ishii is 34 years old.
Satoshi Ishii Family
Satoshi Ishii has been married and divorced twice, and has one son.
How Much Is Satoshi Ishii Worth?
Satoshi Ishii’s estimated net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
How Tall Is Satoshi Ishii?
Satoshi Ishii stands at 5 feet and 11 inches tall.
How Much Does Satoshi Ishii Weigh?
Satoshi Ishii weighs approximately 240 pounds.
Satoshi Ishii Fight List
Ishii’s Judo career began in fifth grade under the guidance of his father. He won a gold medal at the Junior World Championships in 2004 in Budapest, Hungary, and then won a silver medal in 2006 in the 100 kg division of the 2006 Asian Games. He also won the 2006 and 2008 All-Japan Judo Championships in Tokyo, Japan. Largely in part to all of his success, the Japanese team won the World Judo Team competition in 2007 in Beijing, China.
In his biggest Judo achievement to date, Ishii won a gold medal at the + 100 kg division of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. After taking several years off of competition, Ishii returned to Judo to compete in the United States Championship in the open division where he won all of his matches to earn the gold medal.
After compiling all of this success in Judo, Ishii decided it was time to step into the world of MMA. He first signed a contract with the Japanese MMA promotion Fighting and Entertainment Group and was set to make his debut in 2009. It was finally announced that he would make his debut in late December 2009 at K-1 Premium Dynamite!!However, Ishii ended up rejecting the offer as he desired to fight in the UNited States for the UFC. After making this announcement, Ishii traveled to Florida to begin training at American Top Team.
Plans changed again and in June 2009 Ishii announced that he was signing a contract with the Japanese MMA promotion World Victory Road. His debut was set to be against a fellow Olympic Judo gold medalist Hidehiko Yoshida on the New Years Eve card at Dynamite!! 2009. Ishii was favored to win the fight, however was dominated in the first round by a flurry of strikes, including a right overhand blow that staggered Ishii. He came back with a competitive second round but took a point deduction after kneeing Yoshida in the groin. Ishii ultimately lost the bout by unanimous decision.
Ishii faced New Zealand heavyweight kickboxing champion Tafa Misipati for his second fight in Auckland, New Zealand. Ishii won the fight with an armbar in the first round.
During his fight against Myles Tynanes in 2010, Ishii found himself in the center of some controversy. He knocked down Myles at the end of the first round, but did not stop punching him even as the referee attempted to halt him. Due to his actions he was disqualified from the fight. Over the next several years Ishii Continued to have success in multiple different MMA promotions.
In 2016 Ishii Made his North American debut against Quinton Jackson at Bellator 157. While it was a close and exciting fight, Ishii lost by unanimous decision. Next Ishii challenged Cally Gibrainn de Oliveria for the HEAT Heavyweight Championship at Heat 44 in March 2019. Ishii won the fight with a second round submission to claim the title.
For his first HEAT title defense, Ishii faced Cleber Souza in January 2020 at Heat 46 who he beat with a first round submission to retain the title. Next, Ishii faced Stuart Austin in the EMC Heavyweight Championship at EMC 5 in September 2020. Ishii lost by a controversial unanimous decision, in which his team decided to appeal. Shortly after, Ishii defeated Pietro Cappelli at EMC 7 with a first round submission.
In August 2021 Ishii announced that he had signed with K-1 to debut in his kickboxing career. His debut match was against Ryo Aitaka at K-1 World GP 2021 in September 2021. An extra round was added to the fight and Ishii was about to pull off a unanimous decision win.
Satoshi Ishii’s Best Fight Of All Time
Rather than just one fight, a series of fights are widely considered to be Inshii’s best of all time. After being knocked out by Fedor Emelianenko in 2014, Ishii took a year off from fighting to focus on training. Upon his return, he signed an exclusive multi-fight deal with IGF in Japan and secured 6 victories in less than a year against notable opponents such as former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia, as well as UFC veterans Sean McCorkie, Kerry Schall, Pedro Rizzo, and Jeff Monson.
Who Did Satoshi Ishii Lose To?
In his mixed martial arts career Sotshi Ishii has lost to Hidehiko Yoshida, Fedor Emelianenko, Mirko Cro Cop, Jiri Prochazka, Quinton Jackson, Muhammed Lawai, Ivan Shtyrkov, Jared Rosholt, Denis Goltsov, Jake Heun, and Stuart Austin.
Satoshi Ishii’s Record
Satoshi Ishii’s professional MMA record stands at 24-12-1. An official Judo record for Ishii is unavailable at this time.
Satoshi Ishii Injuries
Ishii suffered a rib injury that initially caused him to cancel his rematch bout with Mirko Cro Cop in 2014, however he was able to heal in time to participate in the fight.
Is Satoshi Ishii Retired?
No, although he has not competed in Judo in some years, Satoshi Ishii is still listed as active as a professional MMA fighter and is currently signed with Professional Fighters League.
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