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Kazushi Sakuraba (Shōwa, 14 de julho de 1969) é um lutador de wrestling profissional e de MMA japonês, que trabalha para Pro Wrestling Noah.

Carreira

Campeonatos e prêmios

Wrestling amador

  • National championship runner-up (high school)
  • East Japan freshman championship
  • All Japan collegiate wrestling championships (4.º lugar)

Mixed martial arts

  • Pride Fighting Championships
  • 2000 Pride Openweight Grand Prix semifinalista
  • Longest fight in Pride FC history – Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals (90:00)
  • Primeiro lutador a derrotar Royce Gracie na história do MMA
  • First Japanese Athlete to defeat a Gracie since Helio Gracie's 1951 loss to Masahiko Kimura.
  • Tied com Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira for the most submission wins (11) in Pride FC history
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • UFC Hall of Fame (Pioneer wing, class of 2017)
  • UFC Japan Heavyweight Tournament winner
  • First Japanese champion in UFC history
  • Sherdog
  • Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • Tokyo Sports
  • Most Valuable Player (2000)
  • Outstanding Performance (1999)

Wrestling profissional

  • Kingdom
  • Kingdom One Million Yen Tournament (1997)
  • Nikkan Sports
  • Outstanding Performance Award (1999)
  • Wrestler of the Year (2000)
  • PWI o classificou na posição de número 238 entre os 500 melhores lutadores do PWI 500 em 2017.
  • Tokyo Sports
  • Best Tag Team Award (2020) – com Takashi Sugiura

Ligações externas

GHC Tag Team Championship (Campeões)

Scorpio e Vader  · Mitsuharu Misawa e Yoshinari Ogawa  · No Fear (Takao Omori e Yoshihiro Takayama)  · Wild II (Takeshi Morishima e Takeshi Rikio)  · Jun Akiyama e Akitoshi Saito  · Tamon Honda e Kenta Kobashi  · Yuji Nagata e Hiroshi Tanahashi  · Scorpio e Doug Williams  · Naomichi Marufuji e Minoru Suzuki  · Takeshi Morishima e Mohammed Yone  · Jun Akiyama e Takeshi Rikio  · Roughly Obsess and Destroy (D'Lo Brown e Buchanan)  · Akitoshi Saito e Bison Smith  · Kensuke Sasaki e Takeshi Morishima  · Disobey (Takeshi Rikio e Mohammed Yone)  · Bison Smith e Keith Walker  · Takuma Sano e Yoshihiro Takayama  · Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard e Karl Anderson)  · Magnus e Samoa Joe  · No Mercy (Kenta e Maybach Taniguchi)  · Chaos (Takashi Iizuka e Toru Yano)  · The Mighty Don't Kneel (Mikey Nicholls e Shane Haste)  · Choukibou-gun (Maybach Taniguchi e Takeshi Morishima)  · Dangan Yankies (Masato Tanaka e Takashi Sugiura)  · Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. e Lance Archer)  · Naomichi Marufuji e Toru Yano  · Go Shiozaki e Maybach Taniguchi  · Kenoh e Masa Kitamiya  · Maybach Taniguchi e Naomichi Marufuji  · Atsushi Kotoge e Go Shiozaki  · 50 Funky Powers (Mohammed Yone e Quiet Storm)  · The Aggression (Katsuhiko Nakajima e Masa Kitamiya)  · Go-Kai (Go Shiozaki e Kaito Kiyomiya)  · Naomichi Marufuji e Akitoshi Saito  · Axiz (Go Shiozaki e Katsuhiko Nakajima)  · Hooligans (Maybach Taniguchi e Yuji Hino)  · Sugiura-gun (Kazma Sakamoto e Takashi Sugiura)  · Naomichi Marufuji e Masaaki Mochizuki  · Sugiura-gun International (El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. e René Duprée)  · Sugiura-gun (Takashi Sugiura e Kazushi Sakuraba)  · M's Alliance (Keiji Mutoh e Naomichi Marufuji)

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