Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series 32 fighter Henrique Shiguemoto.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 6, featuring a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster.
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NAME: Henrique Shiguemoto
WEIGHT CLASS: Middleweight
AGE: 31 years old – 6/22/89
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11, 185
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
FIGHTING OUT OF: Campo Grande, MS, Brazil
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Portuguese, Japanese and French
TRAINER: Nelson Carvalho
STRENGTHS: KO power
TRAINING: Two training sessions a day
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 13-3-1
Thoughts on opponent, Aliaskhab Khizriev? It’s just one more fight.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training MMA in 2007 because I always liked martial arts.
What ranks and titles have you held? Heat FC champion in Japan and Lions FC champion in Switzerland.
Do you have any heroes? Superman
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No
What was your job before you started fighting? Security and trainer
Favorite grappling technique: Anaconda choke
Favorite Striking technique: Overhand right
Facebook account: Henrique Shiguemoto
Instagram account: Shiguemma
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2007
- 10 wins by KO, 3 by submission (2 guillotine, brabo choke)
- On eight fight winning streak
- 11 first round finishes
- Owns 2018 win (TKO1) over UFC vet Amilcar Alves
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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