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Former ONE Strawweight World Champion

Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta

Weight Limit
56.6 kg
Height
160 cm / 5'2" ft
Country
Japan
Age
35 Y
Team
Wajutsu Keishukai Hearts

About Yosuke Saruta

Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Yosuke Saruta built the foundations of a highly-successful martial arts career with gymnastics as a youth. However, he felt he didn’t have a future in the sport and was left searching for a new challenge. He would find his calling by chance when a mixed martial arts gym opened near his house and decided to start training. After just a year, Saruta was already stepping into the cage to compete, and he went on to have an impressive run as an amateur.

Encouraged by his success, he decided to embark on a career as a professional mixed martial artist and relocated to Tokyo to pursue his dreams full-time. However, the move was not without its obstacles, as his family didn’t approve of his new career. Thankfully, he had the support of the love of his life, who would later become his wife. Spurred by her support, he dedicated himself to his dreams and went on a stellar run through the highly-competitive Japanese scene, culminating in the Shooto Strawweight World Title in 2017.

After 10 years of domestic success, Saruta finally had his chance to shine on the global stage by signing with ONE Championship, and he seized the golden opportunity. Saruta made an immediate impact in his promotional debut, stunning former titleholder Alex Silva via unanimous decision in December 2018. Just one month later, he reached the pinnacle of his career, dethroning Joshua Pacio to claim the ONE Strawweight World Title.

ONE Championship Records

Event Results

Result Method Round Method and round Opponent Opponent and event Country Date Event
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
R3 (5:00) Gustavo_Balart avatar 500x345 1
Gustavo Balart
Cuba
Cuba Apr 22, 2022
ONE 156: Eersel vs. Sadikovic
Apr 22, 2022
LOSS
TKO TKO
R1 (3:38)
TKO
R1 (3:38)
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Joshua Pacio
Philippines
Revolution
Sep 24, 2021
Philippines Sep 24, 2021
Revolution
Sep 24, 2021
WIN
Knockout KO
R2 (0:59)
Knockout
R2 (0:59)
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Daichi Kitakata
Japan
CENTURY PART II
Oct 13, 2019
Japan Oct 13, 2019
CENTURY PART II
Oct 13, 2019
LOSS
Knockout KO
R4 (2:43)
Knockout
R4 (2:43)
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Joshua Pacio
Philippines
Roots Of Honor
Apr 12, 2019
Philippines Apr 12, 2019
Roots Of Honor
Apr 12, 2019
WIN
Split Decision SD
R5
Split Decision
R5
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Joshua Pacio
Philippines
Eternal Glory
Jan 19, 2019
Philippines Jan 19, 2019
Eternal Glory
Jan 19, 2019
WIN
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
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Alex Silva
Brazil
Brazil Dec 7, 2018
Destiny Of Champions
Dec 7, 2018

Breakdown

Wins - 3
Losses - 3
1
Knockout KO
1
0
TKO TKO
1
1
Unanimous Decision UD
1
1
Split Decision SD
0

Finish Rate

Finishes
1
Finish Rate
33%
Wins
3
Total Bouts
6

Bout Duration

Avg. Bout Duration
06m : 53s
Total Duration
0h : 41m : 20s

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