Kazushi " The Gracie Hunter" Sakuraba

Kazushi Sakuraba Hall of Fame

Inducted into HOF Pioneer Wing: July 06,2017 

Kazushi Sakuraba has fought in MMA competitions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Pride Fighting Championships, Rizin, Hero’s and Dream. 

Sakuraba is known as the “Gracie Hunter”or the “Gracie Killer”  due to his wins over four members of the famed Gracie family: Royler Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Ryan Gracie, and Royce Gracie. In particular, Sakuraba is famous for his initial fight with Royce, which lasted ninety minutes and ended after Royce was unable to continue due to damage received from Sakuraba.  

He is also the first of only two Japanese champions in UFC history.

Kazushi Sakuraba armbar
Kazushi Sakuraba
Sakuraba vs Cro Cop
Sakuraba vs Miller

Born: July 14, 1969
Nationality: Japanese
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Weight: 187 lb
Division: Welterweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight, Openweight
Reach: 73.5 in
Style: Catch Wrestling, Shootfighting
Stance: Southpaw
Team: Takada Dojo, Laughter 7

 

Total Fights – 46
Wins – 26
By knockout – 4
By submission – 19
By decision – 3
Losses – 17
By knockout – 10
By submission – 3
By decision – 4
Draws – 1
No contests – 2

Kazushi Sakuraba Videos

Sakuraba vs Gracie

Sakuraba vs Cro Cop

Sakuraba vs Minotauro

Want to see more Kazushi Sakuraba videos? Check out his video gallery here.

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