Born in Tokyo on August 21st, 1987
174 cm / 65 kg
Affiliation: Fight Base Toritsudai Sakaguchi Dojo
10th Shooto World Champion (bantamweight)
Runner-up of the 8th Amateur Pancrase Open Tournament (under 60 kg)
Champion of the 1st Tribelate Championship (featherweight)
Sato found his true calling when he began practicing martial arts at Sakaguchi Dojo during his college years. He made his professional debut at 21 years of age and has fought with Pancrase, Road Fighting Championship, Vale Tudo Japan and Shooto. In 2017, he became the 10th Shooto World Champion in the bantamweight division, and has defended the title twice. In May 2019, Sato entered the ONE Championship. He won his first game against Mark Fairtex Abelardo by TKO, then against Pancrase World Champion (bantamweight) Rafael Silva by KO at the ONE Championship held in Japan in October. Then in January 2020 Sato won against Won Il Kwon with a rear-naked choke in the first round, marking his third consecutive victory in the ONE Championship (as of August 2020).