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Hayato "Mach" Sakurai

Hayato "Mach" Sakurai

Among Japan's lighter weight fighters none shine more than Hayato "Mach" Sakurai. From his debut in 1996 all the way to 2001 he remained undefeated in mixed martial arts and this included victories over such fierce competitors as Caol Uno, Frank Trigg, and Dave Menne. Though time and again he has demonstrated his solid striking skills, he is most proud of his incredible grappling ability, which includes a 2nd place finish in 1999 in the open weight category of the prestigious Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling Championships. His nickname of "Mach" (pronounced ma-ha) comes from his training days in which his training partners called him "Mach" because of a Japanese professional wrestler named Mach Hayato (Sakurai's first name). With his incredible speed and showmanship, Sakurai remains one of the best fighters in the world in any weight class!
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NAME Hayato Sakurai
NICK NAME Mach
ASSOCIATION Mach Dojo
HEIGHT 5'6 / 171cm
WEIGHT 164 lbs / 74.4 kg
STYLE Shooto
BIRTH DATE 1975-08-24
CITY Tokyo
STATE  
COUNTRY Japan
PRIDE RECORD 8 / 3 / 0 (win/lose/draw)
MMA RECORD 0 / 0 / 0 (win/lose/draw)

RESULT
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PRIDE.33 SECOND COMING

Hayato
Sakurai
vs Mac
Danzig
2R 4"1' TKO - Referee Stoppage  
BUSHIDO SURVIVAL 2ND ROUND

Hayato
Sakurai
vs Luciano
Azevedo
1R 6"35' TKO - Doctor Stoppage  

BUSHIDO SURVIVAL

Hayato
Sakurai
vs Olaf
Alonso
1R 1"4' TKO - Striking  

SHOCKWAVE 2005

Takanori
Gomi
vs Hayato
Sakurai
1R 3"56' IPPON (KO) - Punching  
BUSHIDO 9

Hayato
Sakurai
vs Joachim
Hansen
2R 5"0' Decision  
BUSHIDO 9

Hayato
Sakurai
vs Jens
Pulver
1R 8"56' TKO - Referee Stoppage  
BUSHIDO 7

Hayato
Sakurai
vs Milton
Vieira
2R 5"0' Decision  
BUSHIDO 5

Crosley
Gracie
vs Hayato
Sakurai
2R 1"2' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Armbar  
BUSHIDO 4  

Hayato
Sakurai
vs Brady
Fink
1R 3"23' IPPON (SUBMISSION) - Choke  

BUSHIDO 2  

Rodrigo
Gracie
vs Hayato
Sakurai
2R 5"0' Decision  

SHOCKWAVE 2003  

Hayato
Sakurai
vs Daijyu
Takase
3R 5"0' Decision