|Weight Class||Lightweight (155 lbs.) / Featherweight (145 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 6" (168cm)|
|Style||Judo / Boxing|
|Birth Date||December 19, 1975|
|Fighting Out Of||Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan|
|Michihiro Omigawa Pictures||Official Website|
Michihiro Omigawa is a Japanese mixed martial artist and Judoka who trains out of Hidehiko Yoshida's Dojo. He competed as a Lightweight in the past, but currently competes as a Featherweight.
|Record||13 - 13 - 1 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Loss||Tatsuya Kawajiri||Decision (Unanimous)||DREAM.18: Special NYE 2012||12/31/2012||3||5:00|
|Loss||Manny Gamburyan||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs. Vera||8/4/2012||3||5:00|
|Loss||Iuri Alcantara||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes||1/14/2011||3||5:00|
|Win||Jason Young||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz||11/5/2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||Darren Elkins||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin||6/11/2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||Chad Mendes||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort||2/05/2011||3||5:00|
|Win||Cole Escovedo||Submission (Inverted Armbar)||DREAM.16||9/24/2010||1||2:30|
|Win||Young Sam Jung||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||DREAM 15||7/10/2010||1||7:31|
|Win||Micah Miller||Decision (Unanimous)||Astra: Yoshida's Farewell||4/25/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Hiroyuki Takaya||TKO (Punches)||FieLDS Dynamite!! 2009||12/31/2009||1||2:54|
|Win||Hatsu Hioki||Decision (Split)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11||11/07/2009||3||5:00||Considered a Controversial Decision|
|Loss||Masanori Kanehara||Decision (Split)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9||8/02/2009||3||5:00||Sengoku 2009 Featherweight Grand Prix Finals; was supposed to fight Hatsu Hioki but he was not allowed to continue|
|Win||Marlon Sandro||Decision (Split)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 9||8/02/2009||3||5:00||Sengoku 2009 Featherweight Grand Prix Semi-finals; Originally majority draw (30-30, 30-30, 30-29 Sandro), but the judges with a draw sided with Omigawa in a "must decide" as someone had to advance; Controversial Decision|
|Win||Nam Phan||TKO (Punches)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 8||5/02/2009||1||4:52||Sengoku 2009 Featherweight Grand Prix Quarter-finals|
|Win||L.C. Davis||Decision (Unanimous)||World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 7||3/20/2009||3||5:00||Sengoku 2009 Grand Prix Opening Round|
|Draw||Shintaro Ishiwatari||Draw||Shooto: Shooto Tradition 5||1/18/2009||2||5:00|
|Loss||Chan Sung Jung||Decision (Unanimous)||DEEP: Gladiator||8/16/2008||2||5:00||Featherweight debut|
|Loss||Thiago Tavares||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Fight Night 12: Swick vs. Burkman||1/23/2008||3||5:00|
|Loss||Matt Wiman||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 76: Knockout||9/22/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||Naoki Matsushita||TKO (Punches)||DEEP: 29 Impact||4/13/2007||2||1:17|
|Win||Won Jin Eoh||TKO (Punch)||DEEP: 28 Impact||2/16/2007||1||4:25|
|Win||Takaaki Aoki||Decision (Unanimous)||DEEP: clubDEEP Tokyo: Future King Tournament 2006||12/09/2006||2||5:00|
|Loss||Kazunori Yokota||Decision (Majority)||DEEP: 26 Impact||10/10/2006||3||5:00|
|Loss||Yoshihiro Tomioka||Decision (Unanimous)||DEEP: clubDEEP Toyama: Barbarian Festival 4||6/18/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Jason Chambers||Decision (Split)||Icon Sport: Lawler vs. Niko 2||2/25/2006||3||5:00|
|Loss||Gesias Cavalcante||KO (Punches)||CR 14: Punishment||12/03/2005||1||0:49|
|Loss||Aaron Riley||KO (Head Kick)||PRIDE Bushido 7||5/22/2005||1||6:00|
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Michihiro Omigawa began competing professionally in mixed martial arts in 2005. His debut took place at a PRIDE event against Aaron Riley, where he lost his via Head Kick. Omigawa then lost his second bout to Gesias Cavalcante, at a Cage Rage event.
His first career win took place at an Icon Sport event, against "Human Weapon" host Jason Chambers with a split decision. Omigawa then lost his next two bouts, and then winning his next three, all five bouts taking place under the DEEP banner.
After winning three in a row, Omigawa was signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which he compared to fighting in the Olympic Games. Unfortunately, Omigawa lost both his bouts in the UFC, losing to Matt Wiman and Thiago Tavares, both by a unanimous decision.
Omigawa returned to DEEP, after losing two bouts in a row in the UFC, and debuted as a Featherweight, as he had fought as a Lightweight previously. He lost his return bout to Chan Sung Jung by decision. After fighting to a Draw in Shooto, Omigawa was announced as a participant in Sengoku's 2009 Featherweight Grand Prix.
The least likely to succeed in the Sengoku 2009 Featherweight Grand Prix, Omigawa was on a roll by upsetting back to back opponents in heavy favorites LC Davis and Nam Phan. After defeated Marlon Sandro, Omigawa was supposed to fight Hatsu Hioki in the finals, but the doctors would not let Hioki continue due to a concussion, so he was replaced by Masanori Kanehara. Kanehara defeated Omigawa in a hard fought split decision, earning himself the Sengoku Featherweight strap, as well as being the tournament champion.
Omigawa returned to action November 7, 2009 at Sengoku: Eleventh Battle to face off against Hatsu Hioki. The bout was the fight that was supposed to happen, that couldn't, though it wouldn't be for any tournament or title. Omigawa was handed the split decision victory, although many, including the fighter, thought Hioki had won. The decision was considered extremely controversial.
On December 31, 2009 Omigawa faced off against Hiroyuki Takaya in a Featherweight clash at FieLDS Dynamite!! 2009. The two came out throwing, but it was Omigawa whose punches were finding their mark, as a flurry sent Takaya to the floor, earning Omigawa a win by TKO (Punches).
Omigawa made his DREAM debut on July 10, 2010 against Young Sam Jung. The bout was considered quite a mis-match, as the fight will be Omigawa's 20th professional fight, and Jung had only fought professionally twice,at the time, losing both times by (T)KO. Omigawa maintained control of the fight throughout the contest, as was expected. Jung did threaten ever-so-briefly with an Armbar attempt, but Omigawa was never really in trouble. Once free from the hold, Omigawa was free to later gain mount position in lock in a fight-ending Guillotine Choke at the 7:31 mark of the opening round.
Omigawa returned at DREAM 16, where he faced off against former WEC Featherweight Champion and former TPF Bantamweight Champion Cole Escovedo. Omigawa earned an early takedown on Escovedo and threatened to attack from top position. But when Escovedo refused to fall prey to a choke, Omigawa pinned his opponent's arms tight to the body and forced a grimacing Escovedo to tap just two-and-a-half minutes into the fight.