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Former ONE Flyweight Title Contender

Riku “The Outsider” Shibuya

Weight Limit
61.2 kg
Height
170 cm / 5'6" ft
Country
Japan
Age
37 Y
Team
Gracie Technics Honolulu

About Riku Shibuya

Status: Former ONE Athlete

 

Riku Shibuya had a misspent youth, and he ran away from home at a young age. He even became involved in illegal underground fights, but after losing for the first time, decided to start training seriously and dedicated himself to martial arts. According to Shibuya, many of his friends from that period ended up in prison, but he turned his life around through his newfound discipline from martial arts and went on to become a successful professional athlete.

He made a sensational professional martial arts debut in 2008, winning via first-round knockout, but disappointingly lost his next two fights by decision. However, this only sharpened Shibuya’s resolve to improve. He then went undefeated in his next 12 bouts, winning 10 of them. This streak brought him to the bright lights of ONE Championship, and after achieving fame for his martial arts success, he was also reunited with his family, whom he hadn’t seen since he was a teenager.

In his ONE debut, Shibuya challenged then ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes for the belt. Although he was unsuccessful, the Japanese certainly captured the hearts of the fans with his theatrics and never-say-die approach to competition. He quickly bounced back with two more wins over top contenders, but was then diagnosed with a devastating condition affecting both eyes. Now fully recovered, Shibuya is back in action in the strawweight division, and is determined to finally capture ONE Championship gold.

ONE Championship Records

Event Results

Result Method Round Method and round Opponent Opponent and event Country Date Event
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R5 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R5 (5:00)
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Adriano Moraes
Brazil
Age Of Champions
Mar 13, 2015
Brazil Mar 13, 2015
Age Of Champions
Mar 13, 2015
WIN
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
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Eugene Toquero
Philippines
Tigers Of Asia
Oct 9, 2015
Philippines Oct 9, 2015
Tigers Of Asia
Oct 9, 2015
DRAW
Technical Decision TD
R3 (5:00)
Technical Decision
R3 (5:00)
R3 (5:00) Roy_Doliguez avatar
Roy Doliguez
Philippines
Philippines Jan 23, 2016
Dynasty Of Champions (Changsha)
Jan 23, 2016
WIN
Submission SUB
R1 (2:36)
Submission
R1 (2:36)
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Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke
Thailand
Thailand Dec 9, 2017
Warriors Of The World
Dec 9, 2017
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R3
Unanimous Decision
R3
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Gianni Subba
Malaysia
Malaysia Aug 18, 2017
Quest For Greatness
Aug 18, 2017

Breakdown

Wins - 2
Losses - 2
1
Submission SUB
0
1
Unanimous Decision UD
2

Finish Rate

Finishes
1
Finish Rate
50%
Wins
2
Total Bouts
5

Bout Duration

Avg. Bout Duration
08m : 19s
Total Duration
0h : 41m : 36s