Katsunori
Kikuno
23-6-2( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 8 fights.
Record: 23-6-2
Summary: Striking - especially kicks to the body

Fighter Info

From: Kagoshima Japan
Fights Out Of: Tokyo Japan
Age: 32
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
76
49% Successful
37
Types of Successful Strikes
0
37
92% Standing
34
2
1
Striking Defense
56
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
1
100% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
5
1
Takedown Defense
89
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Katsunori Kikuno Sep 20, 2014
-- -- -- -- R2 Submission
Sam Sicilia -- -- -- --
Loss
Tony Ferguson May 24, 2014
38 1 1 1 R1 KO/TKO
Katsunori Kikuno 22 0 0 0
Win
Katsunori Kikuno Jan 4, 2014
15 1 0 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Quinn Mulhern 14 0 0 0
Win
Katsunori Kikuno
DREAM - Fight for Japan
May 29, 2011
42 3 1 9 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Daisuke Nakamura 28 0 1 0
Loss
Katsunori Kikuno
DREAM 15
Jul 10, 2010
23 1 0 0 R2 Decision - Split
Gesias Cavalcante 15 3 1 5
Win
Kuniyoshi Hironaka
DREAM 13
Mar 22, 2010
3 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Katsunori Kikuno 9 0 0 0
Loss
Eddie Alvarez
DREAM 12
Oct 25, 2009
20 2 3 3 R2 Submission
Katsunori Kikuno 14 0 2 0
Win
Katsunori Kikuno
DREAM 10: Welterweight Grand Prix 2009 Final Round
Jul 20, 2009
22 1 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Andre Amado 2 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: I do MMA sparring three times a week. Besides that, I do karate training and physical strength training.

When and why did you start training to become a fighter? When I was 18 (in 2000) I watched PRIDE on TV, then I decided to become a MMA fighter. But for five years, I trained in Kyokushin Karate, then at age 23 (in 2005) I joined Tsuyoshi "TK" Kosaka's MMA gym.

What ranks and titles have you held? I became DEEP lightweight champion by winning DEEP lightweight tournament in 2009.

Do you have any heroes? I don't really have anyone in particular when it comes to my "ideal fighter." But I want to be a fighter that has an aura of a man with a real sword.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
I started Kakutougi (martial arts) because I wanted to be strong. And now, I am a professional, therefore, I want to be the number one. There is no doubt that the current champion in the UFC is the world's number one fighter. That's why my goal is to become UFC champion. Luckily, I received an offer when I was feeling that I reached the level where I am confident about fighting in the UFC, so I was thrilled when I heard about the offer.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No.

What was your job before you started fighting? I teach Karate.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I was on the judo team in junior high and high school. Then after graduating from high school, I joined Kyokushin Karate and trained there for five years.

Favorite striking technique: "Crescent Moon" Kick - it’s my original karate kick to the body. I KO'd many with this kick.

  • Pro since 2005

 

  • 12 wins by KO, three by submission

 

  • 13 first round finishes

 

  • All three sub wins by rear naked choke

 

  • Loss to Ferguson snapped six fight winning streak; it was also his first KO loss

 

  • Has faced Mizuto Hirota, Jutaro Nakao, Gesias Cavalcante, and Eddie Alvarez

Career

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