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* AlmightyJanitor: Though he is never remembered among the greatest names of the shoot-style, the sheer quality and quantity of his opponents makes his MMA feats greater than the foe galleries of practically everybody in Pancrase or RINGS, just like his comparative accomplishments.

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* AlmightyJanitor: Though he is never remembered among the greatest names of the shoot-style, the sheer quality and quantity of his opponents makes his MMA feats greater than the foe galleries of practically everybody in Pancrase or RINGS, just like his comparative accomplishments.RINGS. Barring Kohsaka and Wrestling/KazushiSakuraba, probably no fighter in Japan at the time did so well against such a competition as he did.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He looked just like an energetic, slightly eccentric pro wrestling midcarder, but was one of the toughest guys around and one of the best allaround fighters come from the UWF.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He looked just like an energetic, slightly eccentric pro wrestling midcarder, but was one of the toughest guys around and one of the best allaround fighters ever come from the UWF.U-system.



* DavidVersusGoliath: Faced the 300 pound Brazilian Ricardo Morais in RINGS, though unlike most examples, the Goliath won the fight.

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* DavidVersusGoliath: Faced the 300 pound Brazilian Ricardo Morais in RINGS, though unlike most examples, the Goliath won the fight.fight (albeit just by decision).



* EscapeArtist: He repeatedly escaped from dangerous positions against Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Mario Sperry and ended going the distance with him, with the judges even giving him part of their decision.

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* EscapeArtist: He repeatedly escaped from dangerous positions against Brazilian jiu-jitsu UsefulNotes/BrazilianJiuJitsu master Mario Sperry and ended going the distance with him, with the judges even giving him part of their decision.

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* ThreeAmigos: Was part of the Japanese "A" team along with Wataru Sakata and Yoshihisa Yamamoto for the World Mega Battle Tournament of 1998.

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* GrinOfAudacity: Has a tendency sport one during his wrestling and MMA fights, which led to his RedBaron, "The Smiley Killer".


* CoolTeacher: Has his own MMA school, U.K.R.(UWF, Kingdom, Rings) Kanehara Dojo. He also opened Kanehara Otaru Clinic as a osteopath and yoga teacher.

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* CoolTeacher: Has his own MMA school, U.K.R.(UWF, Kingdom, Rings) Kanehara Dojo. He also opened the Kanehara Otaru Clinic as a osteopath and yoga teacher.

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* CoolTeacher: Has his own MMA school, U.K.R.(UWF, Kingdom, Rings) Kanehara Dojo. He also opened Kanehara Otaru Clinic as a osteopath and yoga teacher.

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* NightmareFace: His nickname Biju comes from his unique looking face.


* KoreansInJapan: He is of Korean descent.

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* KoreansInJapan: He is of Korean descent.descent, his Korean name is Kim Wang-hong.

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* KoreansInJapan: He is of Korean descent.

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* StartMyOwn: Promoted his 20th Anniversary in wrestling and his retirement under UWF style wrestling events called U-Spirits.


* BigBrotherMentor: To other newbies in the UWF-i dojo after he debuted as a wrestler. According to Sanae Kikuta, their upperclassman Wrestling/KiyoshiTamura didn't allow them to go out during break time, so Kanehara got all the rookies to cover for him whenever he escaped from the dojo.



* CurbStompBattle: His matches in PRIDE were quite one-sided against him.

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* CurbStompBattle: His matches in PRIDE were quite one-sided against him.him, as well as his ADCC match against Ricardo Arona, which saw Kanehara losing by points by a whooping 0-16.


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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: According to him, he was screwed in his match against Marcelo Brito when the referee decided to stop the match on Brito's favor while Kanehara was escaping from his armbar.


* DoesNotLikeShoes: After his training in Thailand, he returned to UWF-i with a Thai boxer gimmick, ditching his boots for traditional footwraps.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: After his training in Thailand, he returned to UWF-i with a Thai boxer gimmick, ditching his boots for traditional footwraps.ankle wraps.


'''Hiromitsu Kanehara''' (b. 1970) is a UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese {{professional wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter. He first became known as a bright neophyte in [[Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation UWF International]], beating future stars left and right, but soon would be known for loving fighting at least as much as pro wrestling. A training lover, he got to be sent to Thailand to learn muay thai, asked to compete in shoots instead of works every time he was allowed, and ended up leaving the offshoot promotion Kingdom to join Fighting Network RINGS where he could show his skills. He became the promotion's workhorse and started taking on literally any opponent they threw at him, often being RINGS's last hope when better fighters like Wrestling/TsuyoshiKohsaka and Wrestling/KiyoshiTamura were out. Kanehara would give impressive performances against a list of star opponents, and also famously reached the finals of the King of Kings Tournament, a feat few can boast of. When RINGS folded, Kanehara joined PRIDE Fighting Championship, where he once again fought a string of world level opponents before wandering out to the indy MMA scene. After an irregular late career, a consequence of battle wear and age, he focused to sporadic pro wrestling, finally retiring from competition. He currently works as an osteopath and yoga teacher, as well as an occasional wrestler.

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'''Hiromitsu Kanehara''' (b. 1970) is a UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese {{professional wrestl|ing}}er and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts fighter. He first became known as a bright neophyte in [[Wrestling/UniversalWrestlingFederation UWF International]], beating future stars left and right, but soon would be known for loving fighting at least as much as pro wrestling. A training lover, fanatic, he got to be sent to Thailand to learn muay thai, UsefulNotes/MuayThai, asked to compete in shoots instead of works every time he was allowed, and ended up leaving the offshoot promotion Kingdom to join Fighting Network RINGS where he could show his skills. He became the promotion's workhorse and started taking on literally any opponent they threw at him, often being RINGS's last hope when better fighters like Wrestling/TsuyoshiKohsaka and Wrestling/KiyoshiTamura were out. Kanehara would give impressive performances against a list of star opponents, and also famously reached the finals of the King of Kings Tournament, a feat few can boast of. When RINGS folded, Kanehara joined PRIDE Fighting Championship, where he once again fought a string of world level opponents before wandering out to the indy MMA scene. After an irregular late career, a consequence of battle wear and age, he focused to sporadic pro wrestling, finally retiring from competition. He currently works as an osteopath and yoga teacher, as well as an occasional wrestler.



* AlmightyJanitor: Though never remembered among the greatest names of the shoot-style, he has arguably one of the greatest records among them. The sheer quality and quantity of his opponents makes it higher than the foe galleries of practically everybody in Pancrase or RINGS, just like his comparative accomplishments.

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* AlmightyJanitor: Though he is never remembered among the greatest names of the shoot-style, he has arguably one of the greatest records among them. The sheer quality and quantity of his opponents makes it higher his MMA feats greater than the foe galleries of practically everybody in Pancrase or RINGS, just like his comparative accomplishments.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He looked just like an energetic, slightly eccentric pro wrestling midcarder, but he was one of the toughest guys around and one of the best allaround fighters come from the UWF.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He looked just like an energetic, slightly eccentric pro wrestling midcarder, but he was one of the toughest guys around and one of the best allaround fighters come from the UWF.



** He beat Valentijn Overeem, a fighter who had trashed Wrestling/KiyoshiTamura months before, and made it look as easy as Overeem had made it look with Tamura. Kanehara was doing it for himself as well, as he had been defeated by Valentijn in an earlier match.

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** He beat Valentijn Overeem, a fighter who had trashed Wrestling/KiyoshiTamura months before, before in his debut fight, and made it look as easy as Overeem had made it look with Tamura. Kanehara was doing it for himself as well, as he had been defeated by Valentijn in an earlier match.



* DentedIron: When he left PRIDE in 2005, he was a shell of himself after pushing his body to his limits and taking beatdowns for most of his career.
* {{Determinator}}: His ability to withstand punishment and keep coming was illogical. During his PRIDE run, he was often still fighting when the match was stopped after receiving hit after hit from people like Mirko Cro Cop and Alistair Overeem.

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* DentedIron: When he left PRIDE in 2005, he was a shell of himself after pushing his body to his its limits and taking beatdowns for most of his career.
* {{Determinator}}: His ability to withstand punishment and keep coming was illogical. During his PRIDE run, he was often still fighting when the match was matches were stopped after receiving hit after hit from people like Mirko Cro Cop and Alistair Overeem.



* EscapeArtist: He repeteadly escaped from dangerous position against Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Mario Sperry and ended going the distance, with the judges actually giving Mario the majority decision instead of the unanimous everybody was thinking they would give.

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* EscapeArtist: He repeteadly repeatedly escaped from dangerous position positions against Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Mario Sperry and ended going the distance, distance with him, with the judges actually even giving Mario the majority decision instead him part of the unanimous everybody was thinking they would give.their decision.



* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Averted. Kanehara was always acknowledged to lack talent and skill to become a MMA star, but it was well known that he trained like a freaking machine and had guts to match, two traits that had their reward in the form of victories which no wrestler of his level could dream to accomplish.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: Though he was always behind Wrestling/KiyoshiTamura in RINGS, his accomplishments in MMA are actually higher in many cases. He finished opponents Tamura only could scratch decisions of and gave consistently better performances against the opponents who defeated them both.

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Averted. Kanehara was always acknowledged to lack enough talent and skill to become a MMA star, but it was well known that he trained like a freaking machine and had guts to match, two traits that had their reward in the form of victories which no wrestler of his level could dream to accomplish.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: Though he was always behind Wrestling/KiyoshiTamura in RINGS, his accomplishments in MMA are actually higher in many cases. He finished opponents Tamura only could scratch decisions of from and gave consistently better performances against the opponents who defeated them both.



* InstantExpert: In his very first kickboxing match, he took world champion Changpuek Kiatsongrit to the judges. Reportedly, K-1 chairman Kazuyoshi Ishii was so impressed that he offered Kanehara a contract.

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* InstantExpert: In his very first kickboxing match, he took world champion Changpuek Kiatsongrit to the judges. Reportedly, K-1 chairman Kazuyoshi Ishii was so impressed that he offered Kanehara a contract.contract, but he rejected it.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Lost a fight against Valentijn Overeem by corner stoppage and went to knock him out cold the next time they faced off.



* UnderdogsNeverLose: Was the only native fighter who managed to reach to the finals of a King of Kings tournament, something which neither Tamura nor Kohsaka could. The first three opponents in the league were each considered impossible or very difficult to defeat by Kanehara, specially in the way he did.

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* UnderdogsNeverLose: Was the only native fighter who managed to reach to the finals of a King of Kings tournament, something which neither Tamura nor Kohsaka could. The first three could, despite all of his opponents in the league were each considered impossible hopeless or very too difficult to defeat by Kanehara, specially in the way he did.for him.



-->"Every morning, I get up and pray in the kamidana. But this morning, there were tears in my eyes when I left it. I have to be honest with myself. There are many geniuses in the world, but I could never call myself one of them - I was just a plain man whose only talent was working hard. However, I would have not been able to do it without you, without all the people who were with me at the end of all things. I am very grateful. To everybody, really, thank you all very much".

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-->"Every morning, I get up and pray in the kamidana. But this morning, there were tears in my eyes when I left it. I have to be honest with myself. There myself: there are many geniuses in the world, but I could never call myself one of them - I was just a plain man whose only talent was working hard.hard and never giving up. However, I would have not been able to do it without you, without all the people who were with me at the end of all things. I am very grateful. To everybody, really, thank you all very much".


* RedBaron: "Biju" ("The Beautiful Beast"), "UWF no Chisho" ("UWF's Field General"), "RINGS Saigo no Ace" ("RINGS's Last Ace").

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* RedBaron: "Biju" ("The Beautiful Beast"), "UWF no Chisho" ("UWF's Field General"), "RINGS Saigo no Ace" ("RINGS's Last Ace").Ace"), "The Smiley Killer".


* IKnowKarate: Everybody in the UWF trained in Muay Thai, but Kanehara was sent to Thailand to train the purest form of the art. He also knew amateur wrestling.

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* IKnowKarate: Everybody in the UWF trained in Muay Thai, UsefulNotes/MuayThai, but Kanehara was sent to Thailand to train the purest form of the art. He also knew amateur wrestling.


** He beat Valentijn Overeem, a fighter who had trashed Kiyoshi Tamura months before, and made it look as easy as Overeem had made it look with Tamura. Kanehara was doing it for himself as well, as he had been defeated by Valentijn in an earlier match.

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** He beat Valentijn Overeem, a fighter who had trashed Kiyoshi Tamura Wrestling/KiyoshiTamura months before, and made it look as easy as Overeem had made it look with Tamura. Kanehara was doing it for himself as well, as he had been defeated by Valentijn in an earlier match.



* HyperCompetentSidekick: Though he was always behind Kiyoshi Tamura in RINGS, his accomplishments in MMA are actually higher in many cases. He finished opponents Tamura only could scratch decisions of and gave consistently better performances against the opponents who defeated them both.

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* HyperCompetentSidekick: Though he was always behind Kiyoshi Tamura Wrestling/KiyoshiTamura in RINGS, his accomplishments in MMA are actually higher in many cases. He finished opponents Tamura only could scratch decisions of and gave consistently better performances against the opponents who defeated them both.

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