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Masakazu “Ashikan-Judan” Imanari

Weight Limit
142 LBS / 64.4 KG
Height
5'4" FT / 165 CM
Country
Japan
Age
47 Y
Team
Imanari Jiujitsu

About Masakazu Imanari

Veteran Japanese legend and two-division DEEP World Champion Masakazu Imanari was a fan of professional wrestling growing up, and he would imitate the moves he saw with his older brother. When he was 17 years old, this interest led him to sign up at a local gym, where he first embarked on his martial arts journey with kickboxing.

Imanari stepped into the cage for the first time in 2000 at age 24, but competed to a draw. However, he soon found victory and success, spending the majority of his illustrious career in Japanese promotion DEEP where he won three World Championships across two divisions. He also made forays in PRIDE, DREAM, ZST, and ONE Championship.

One of the most feared submission grapplers in the world, Imanari is a BJJ black belt who is especially effective with his heel hook set-ups and finishing ability. After a five-year hiatus, he made his way back to ONE Championship after another impressive slew of submission success and resumes his pursuit of the ONE Bantamweight World Title.

ONE Championship Records

Event Results

Result Method Round Method and round Opponent Opponent and event Country Date Event
LOSS
Submission SUB
R1 (4:09)
Submission
R1 (4:09)
R1 (4:09) Mikey_Musumeci avatar 500x345 1
Mikey Musumeci
United States
United States Apr 22, 2022
ONE 156: Eersel vs. Sadikovic
Apr 22, 2022
WIN
Submission SUB
R1 (0:53)
Submission
R1 (0:53)
R1 (0:53) Kwon_Won_Il avatar 500x345 2
Kwon Won Il
South Korea
Call To Greatness
Feb 22, 2019
South Korea Feb 22, 2019
Call To Greatness
Feb 22, 2019
WIN
Submission SUB
R1 (1:23)
Submission
R1 (1:23)
R1 (1:23) Radeem_Rahman avatar 500x345 1
Radeem Rahman
Singapore
Singapore Oct 26, 2018
Pursuit of Greatness
Oct 26, 2018
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R3
Unanimous Decision
R3
R3 Dae_Hwan_Kim avatar 500x345 1
Dae Hwan Kim
South Korea
Heroes of Honor
Apr 20, 2018
South Korea Apr 20, 2018
Heroes of Honor
Apr 20, 2018
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R3
Unanimous Decision
R3
R3 Yusup_Saadulaev avatar 500x345 2
Yusup Saadulaev
Russia
Kings of Courage
Jan 20, 2018
Russia Jan 20, 2018
Kings of Courage
Jan 20, 2018
WIN
Submission SUB
R1 (1:16)
Submission
R1 (1:16)
R1 (1:16) Kevin_Belingon avatar 500x345 1
Kevin Belingon
Philippines
War Of The Lions
Mar 31, 2012
Philippines Mar 31, 2012
War Of The Lions
Mar 31, 2012

Breakdown

Wins - 3
Losses - 4
3
Submission SUB
1
0
Unanimous Decision UD
3

Finish Rate

Finishes
3
Finish Rate
100%
Wins
3
Total Bouts
7

Bout Duration

Avg. Bout Duration
02m : 40s
Total Duration
0h : 18m : 41s

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