Known as Minowaman, The Punk, The Giant Killer, and Tiger Mask V, he has competed in middleweight, Light heavyweight, and openweight divisions through his mixed martial arts career.
His debut fight against Yuzo Tateishi was a loss during the Lumax Cup: Tournament of J'96.
Among his achievements are a 2009 Dream Super Hulk Tournament Championship and a 1999 Neo Blood Tournament win.
He was born in Hashima, Gifu, Japan and frequently fought out of Tokyo.
He lost in a 2003 fight to Quinton Jackson.