Wataru Sakata is a mixed martial arts veteran who boasts a well-rounded striking and grappling game. He originally began as a professional wrestler in Japan (training at the Maeda Gym under Akira Maeda), but after competing in mixed martial arts, he was bitten by the bug! Today Sakata trains at his own gym aptly called "Evolution." There he stresses the evolution of the fight game and the need for complete fighters who are comfortable wrestling, striking, or attempting submissions. Though he possesses well-balanced skills himself, it's never been a secret that Sakata prefers to win his matches by submission!