- Winning the 2009 Sengoku FW Grand Prix & consequently becoming the inaugural Sengoku FW Champion.
- His upset victory over Michihiro Omigawa to capture the Sengoku FW Championship at Sengoku - Ninth Battle. Kanehara is the only man to defeat Omigawa in Omigawa's last 10 fights.
- His victories over Kid Yamamoto and Chan-Sung Jung.
- His strong knee's and crafty submissions.