Michinori
Tanaka
10-1-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 10-1-0
Summary: Grappling, physical strength, speed

Fighter Info

From: Kanagawa Japan
Fights Out Of: Kanagawa Japan
Age: 24
Height: 5' 5" ( 165 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
98
44% Successful
43
Types of Successful Strikes
0
43
30%
63% Ground
13
3
27
Striking Defense
73
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
13
46% Successful
6
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
8
5
Takedown Defense
0
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Michinori Tanaka Sep 20, 2014
22 3 0 4 R3 Decision - Split
Kyung Ho Kang 21 0 2 10
Win
Roland Delorme Jun 14, 2014
2 1 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Michinori Tanaka 21 3 1 4

Biography

TRAINING:
Monday - AM: Physical Strength training PM: BJJ
Tuesday - AM: MMA sparring (at Hearts) PM: Kick Boxing (at Hakkei Gym)
Wednesday - AM: Swimming PM:  Physical Strength training at PML OR Wrestling training
Thursday - AM:  OFF PM: Kick Boxing at TSK
Friday - AM MMA sparring (Shooting Gym Yokohama) PM: No Gi Grappling (at Lotus Gym)
Saturday - AM: Physical Strength training PM: AACC
Sunday off

When and why did you start training for fighting? I always wanted to be Kakutou-ka (a fighter) but don't really remember the reason why. I just wanted to be strong, I guess.

What ranks and titles have you held?
I am a 2nd degree black belt in Judo.

Do you have any heroes? No one in particular.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
I’m fighting in the best league in the world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I didn't attend college.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I still work as a salesperson.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Won 2010 All Japan Shooto Amateur Championship

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? 2011 Rookie of the Year in Shooto. In 2013, won Bantamweight PXC (Pacific Xtreme Combat) title by defeating Crisanto Pitpitunge, and defended a title in the same year against Kyle Aguon, then signed with UFC.

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite striking technique: Right straight punch

•    Pro since 2010

•    Five wins by submission

•    Two first round finishes

•    Has been the five round championship distance twice

•    Won 2009 BJJ tourney in two divisions just two months after he started training

Career

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