Height: 5'6" (168cm)
Weight: 143 lbs
Mitsuhiro Ishida (born December 29, 1978) is a Japanese mixed martial arts fighter who has competed in Shooto, Strikeforce and PRIDE. He currently competes in DREAM. Ishida is known for his wrestling ability and endurance.Ishida's pro debut was on July 6, 2001 at Shooto - To the Top 6 against Daisuke Sugie where he lost via unanimous decision. He then went on to win his next four fights. In February 17, 2006 he defeated Kenichiro Togashi to obtain the Shooto Pacific Rim Championship Belt.
At PRIDE Shockwave 2006 he lost to Takanori Gomi in a non-title fight on December 31, 2006, his first defeat in that organization. As a result of the loss to Gomi, he was unable to defend his Shooto Pacific Rim Welterweight Championship at a mandatory title defense in February 2007.
His most notable victory to date was a unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated Gilbert Melendez at Yarennoka!. He made his U.S mainland debut at Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion winning against Justin Wilcox by armbar.
On March 15, 2008, Ishida competed in the opening round of the DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix, defeating Korean judoka Jung Bu-Kyung. He proceeded to lose to Caol Uno in the quarter-finals at DREAM.3 via rear naked choke.