Biography(references)Rumina Sato is a Japanese retired mixed martial artist, famous for his career in the Shooto organization. In the past he fought mostly in the 155 lb division, but he moved down to the 145 lb division.
Combat ApproachSato was primarily a grappler whose main strength was found in his offensive skills. He would attempt submissions relentlessly from unusual positions and entries, and was prone to try and often accomplish low percentage moves, among them flying holds, intrincated leglocks, and several variations of triangle chokes, which he utilized to set up ground and pound and other submissions. Though later years showed a weakened chin as his main weak spot, Sato was also an aggressive striker, sometimes indulging in moves like spinning backfists and axe kicks.
Awards & Accolades
Shooto: Shooto Pacific Rim Lightweight Championship (1 Time, First)
Shooto: 1994 All Japan Amateur Shooto Championship, Welterweight Runner Up
UFC: Grapplers Quest at UFC Fan Expo Superfight Champion Las Vegas (July 10, 2009)
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