6, Franklin had already recorded multiple title defenses and was turning into one of the bigger stars in MMA. However, Silva was a worthy adversary, having become one of the better fighters competing outside the Octagon with victories over Carlos Newton, Jeremy Horn, Hayato Sakurai and many others.
Date: Jan 28, 2015
UFC Fight Night 29 complete fighter breakdown, Jake Shields edition
For many years, Shields was widely regarded as the best 170-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter outside the Octagon. Tearing apart competition in promotions across the globe, Shields accumulated a 25-4-1 record with key wins over Dan Henderson, Carlos Condit and Hayato Sakurai. He was finally bro
Silva returned to Brazil and scored a quick victory, showcasing some improved grappling. Then Shooto invited Silva back for a fight in late August, this time against their Welterweight Champion Hayato Sakurai. (Please note, the Shooto Middleweight division was limited at 168 lbs, so to avoid confusi
Date: Jul 03, 2012
Akihiro Gono announces MMA retirement following Bellator 67 loss
Gono, who's also kickboxed professionally, fought as light as lightweight and as heavy as middleweight while racking up notable wins over the likes of Hector Lombard, Gegard Mousasi and Hayato Sakurai during his 18-year career. He's one of only two men to defeat Lombard and one of just three t
Since getting the win against Alvarez, Aoki has seen mixed results. He has gone 11-2 since that fight, with both losses coming to some of the very best in the sport. He lost to Hayato Sakurai in April 2009 and Gilbert Melendez in April 2010.
Diaz would record wins over numerous foes in multiple weight classes, trouncing some recognizable names like Frank Shamrock, Scott Smith, Marius Zaromskis, Hayato Sakurai, K.J. Noons, Evangelista Santos and Paul Daley.
is the slight favorite in this fight and while I think he will win, I don't know if the odds are good enough to risk. Diaz has won 11 straight fights, including wins against B.J. Penn, Paul Daley and Hayato Sakurai, while Condit has won four in a row since losing a close decision to Martin Kampmann.
me jabs and slaps and open-fingered pawing to set up deceivingly hard crosses and hooks, mean-mugging his opponent the whole time. And if its there, hell take the nearest available limb and put it into an ugly position. In fact, he still has Hayato Sakurais arm in the trunk of his car.