Katsuyori Shibata is a Japanese semi-retired professional wrestler, mixed martial artist and professional wrestling trainer. In professional wrestling, he is known for his hard hitting offense. He is currently working for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, though on indefinite hiatus due to injury. In New Japan he is a former three-time NEVER Openweight Champion, one-time IWGP Tag Team Champion and the winner of the 2017 New Japan Cup. He is also a former holder of Revolution Pro Wrestling's British Heavyweight Championship. Since March 2018, Shibata has served as the head coach of NJPW's dojo in Los Angeles.
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About Katsuyori Shibata
He debuted as a professional wrestler in 1999, and as an MMA fighter in 2004.
He was a very talented youth fighter, competing in many youth championships.
He made his MMA debut on May 15, 2004, earning a victory by submission.
He was born and raised in Kuwana Mie, Japan.
In 2001 he fought Kendo Kashin for the Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Latest information about Katsuyori Shibata updated on May 25, 2020.