Michinori
Tanaka
11-1-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 11-1-0
Summary: Grappling, physical strength, speed

Fighter Info

From: Kanagawa Japan
Fights Out Of: Kanagawa Japan
Age: 25
Height: 5' 5" ( 165 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 67"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
288
35% Successful
100
Types of Successful Strikes
0
100
60% Standing
37% Ground
60
3
37
Striking Defense
52
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
19
47% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
8
5
Takedown Defense
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Michinori Tanaka
UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg
Sep 24, 2016
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Win
Michinori Tanaka
Jan 2, 2016
71
57
1
3
4
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Michinori Tanaka
Sep 20, 2014
22
21
3
0
0
2
4
10
R3 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Win
Michinori Tanaka
Jun 14, 2014
2
21
1
3
0
1
3
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: I usually train twice a day - once during the day and at night with my teammates.


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

More Fighters