Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lb)
Record: 55-6-02 (25 KOs)
Years active: 1997 – 2009
The Japanese silver wolf. He was ranked number 9 in my previous list. He is the type of fighters who had a short but impressive career.
Masato has fought against 2 fighters of the 4 we mentioned, He defeated Buakaw once and lost to him once. Defeated Andy Souwer once and lost to him twice. He didn’t fight against Petrosyan, and it was the fight that I wanted to see.
- 2002 K-1 World MAX Japan Champion
- 2003 K-1 World MAX Japan Champion
- 2003 K-1 World MAX Champion
- 2004 K-1 World MAX Runner-up
- 2007 K-1 World MAX Runner-up
- 2008 K-1 World MAX Champion