Kohei Sato
佐藤耕平
佐藤耕平.jpg
Born (1977-09-21) September 21, 1977 (age 44)
Tokyo, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Kohei Sato
Monster K
Billed height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Billed weight100 kg (220 lb)
Trained byShinya Hashimoto[1]
DebutJune 14, 2001[2]

Kohei Sato (佐藤 耕平, Satō Kōhei, born September 21, 1977) is a Japanese professional wrestler contracted with Pro Wrestling Zero1. Sato is also a former mixed martial artist.

Career

A former judoka and amateur wrestler, Sato made his transition to mixed martial arts after meeting Kazunari Murakami and Sanshu Tsubakichi. He joined the Shooto promotion, winning the 1998 All Japan Amateur Shooto Championships over Takashi Okada in the heavyweight class,[3] and later turning professional and gaining two wins over Anthony Netzler and Katsuhisa Fujii. He then retired from MMA in order to start in professional wrestling, debuting in Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE in 2001.

Championships and accomplishments

  • PWI ranked him #150 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016[6]

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
2 matches 2 wins 0 losses
By knockout 1 0
By submission 0 0
By decision 1 0
By disqualification 0 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2-0 Katsuhisa Fujii TKO (punches) Shooto - Renaxis 2 July 16, 1999 1 4:05 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-0 Anthony Netzler Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Renaxis 1 March 28, 1999 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan

References

  1. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=445[bare URL]
  2. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=445[bare URL]
  3. ^ 第5回全日本アマチュア修斗選手権大会 公式結果
  4. ^ Prowrestlinghistory Prowrestlinghistory.com retrieved on March 25, 2019
  5. ^ "【大日本】佐藤耕平が岡林からストロング王座奪取「何とか勝てた」". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). August 25, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2021.
  6. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2016". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2016-09-01.
  7. ^ 天龍プロジェクト認定WAR世界6人タッグ選手権. Syu-Kaku Kombu (in Japanese). Retrieved February 2, 2022.