Shinsho Anzai


Falls for the first time since 2014
June 23, 2018
Anzai lost Jake Matthews via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:44 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Singapore.
Anzai had his winning streak stopped in Singapore. He struggled to keep up with the athleticism of the Australian. Once the fight went to the ground, Matthews was able to finish the fight with a rear-naked choke. Anzai made his debut in 2014, but he has gone 2-2 in the UFC since then. He will likely stay on cards in the Asian area for the UFC.
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To welcome Jake Matthews to Singapore
April 16, 2018
Anzai will take on Jake Matthews in a welterweight matchup at UFC Singapore on June 23, reports.
Anzai has only three UFC fights to his name, and has absorbed more significant strikes than he has landed over that span despite a 2-1 record. He has yet to be taken down while in the UFC, but that streak will soon be in jeopardy, as Matthews has recorded multiple takedowns in each of his last three bouts. Even though Matthews is only 23 years old, Anzai will be at a disadvantage in the experience department, in addition to conceding four inches in height and three inches in reach.
Uses a high pressure attack to defeat "The Jedi" via unanimous decision
September 22, 2017
Anzai defeated Luke Jumeau via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Japan.
Anzai brought a high pressure attack to the Octagon at the Saitama Super Arena. From the opening bell he walked forward and threatened with takedown attacks and creative strikes. He was able to rock Jumeau at the midpoint of the first round, and the strike likely secured the first round for the Japanese fighter as the rest of the round was very close. A takedown in the second round likely secured the victory for Anzai as he was able to stay on top of "The Jedi" for the second half of the round. Although "Animal" began to show signs of fatigue in the third round, he was able to survive without being finished to win the unanimous decision.
Shinsho Anzai: Easily Handles Roger Zapata In Japan
September 26, 2015
Anzai defeated Roger Zapata via TKO at 0:43 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Saitama, Japan.
Anzai was well on his way to winning a decision, but the finish came when Zapata appeared to break a finger on a punch attempt and could not continue. Anzai continuously forced Zapata up along the fence and racked down numerous takedowns. He also absorbed virtually no punishment. He's still just roster depth, but it was a nice effort in front of the hometown crowd.