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Can we update the list of Sumo in MMA?

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  1. NHB7 Steel Belt

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    Sumo has not transferred well to MMA....but it's fun to watch them try.

    Here are the professional sumo wrestlers (I'm not including international, only Japanese Sumo if you are wondering where Emmanual Yaborough is), whom have competed in MMA:

    Sumo in MMA:
    Akebono Taro (highest rank: Yokozuna) – Sumo: 654 – 232 – 181 MMA: 0 – 4
    Sentoryu (highest rank: Maegashiri 12) – Sumo: 403 – 303 – 99 MMA: 6 – 16 – 0 – 1
    Koji Kitao (highest rank: Yokozuna) – Sumo: 348 – 184 – 24 MMA: 1 – 2 – 0
    Tadao Yasuda (highest rank: Komusubi) – Sumo: 418 – 459 – 4 MMA 2 – 4 – 0
    Yukio Kawabe (highest rank: Maegashiri 8) – Sumo: 408 – 413 – 23 MMA: 0 – 3 – 0
    Teila Tuli – (Highest Rank: Makushita 2) – Sumo: 57 – 27 – 14 MMA: 0 – 1 – 0
    Wakakirin Shinichi (Highest Rank: Maegashiri 9) - Sumo: 279 - 232 - 22 MMA: 2 - 3 - 0


    MMA: 19 – 33 – 0 – 1 (36% win rate)

    Biggest wins: Tadao Yasuda defeated Jerome LeBanner; Wakakirin Shinichi defeated Minowa.
     
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    Tadao Yasuda
    Akebono
    Yukio Kawabe
    manny yarborough
    Teila Tuli
    Henri Miller
    Wakakirin Shinichi
     
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    It's still not too late for Takanoyama to make a UFC run!
     
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    Takanoyama would OWN Jon Jones
     
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    how you gonna oblique kick when your shoved out of the octagon playa
     
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    Updated the first post
     
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    sweet. if i come up with more ill post,but i doubt its too many.
     
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    Kazuki Nojiri (1-6 MMA)
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    There's a number of guys in MMA that have Sumo as a background but never did it professionally.

    Need GoForkYourself in here, he did an in depth list awhile back
     

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