|Kohei Sato |
|Born||September 21, 1977|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Kohei Sato|
|Billed height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Billed weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
|Trained by||Shinya Hashimoto|
|Debut||June 14, 2001|
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.
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, 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.
|Professional record breakdown|
|2 matches||2 wins||0 losses|
|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|