Japanese star Masanori Kanehara is finally UFC bound

Masanori Kanehara
Masanori Kanehara in a bad photoshop on his UFC profile

Sengoku Featherweight Champion Masanori Kanehara is now up on the UFC website, so the deal has been done.


With a record of 23-11-5, the Japanese standout has been on the top of almost every media list of the “next one” to be called by the UFC.

Kanehara was on a six fight win streak until his last match with Toshiaki Kitada which was horribly judged a DQ after he tried to escape a guillotine and took Kitada with him out of the ring (and into my lap).

Kanehara has well-rounded skills which include giving him 8 wins by KO and 9 by submissions. A veteran of the MMA game for over ten years, he holds notable wins over KID Yamamoto, Michihiro Omigawa, and Korean Zombie Jung Chan-Sung.