Akitoshi Tamura

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Akitoshi Tamura
Born (1980-05-31) May 31, 1980 (age 34)
Other names Ironman
Nationality Japanese
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Bantamweight, Featherweight (formerly)
Reach 70 in (180 cm)
Fighting out of Hyogo, Japan
Team Tsudanuma Dojo
Mixed martial arts record
Total 34
Wins 18
By knockout 1
By submission 5
By decision 12
Losses 14
By knockout 1
By submission 2
By decision 10
By disqualification 1
Draws 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Akitoshi Tamura (born May 31, 1980) is a Japanese mixed martial artist. He competed almost exclusively in the Shooto organization, before making his debut at the WEC 37. In 2007, he was the lightweight champion of Shooto. He was once ranked as the #5 Bantamweight in the world by the MMAWeekly Worldwide Ranking System.[1] Tamura is a freestyle fighter.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Tamura made his professional debut in the Shooto organization in a fight against Eiji Murayama, in August 2001, and lost on a technical decision (he later returned to face Murayama in 2004, only for the match to end in a draw). He has made MMA headlines when he defeated Takeshi Inoue in 2007, which won him the title of Shooto lightweight champion. He has also participated in GCM and MARS events, achieving a TKO over Masaomi Saito in the former, and a first round submission over Ian Loveland in the latter.

Akitoshi Tamura made his WEC debut at WEC 37. Although Akitoshi had a reputation of being one of the world's best in his weight class,[2] he lost to former IFL featherweight champion Wagnney Fabiano, for whom it was also his WEC debut.[3] For his next fight, Tamura made his 135 lb. debut in the bantamweight division at WEC 40 against former world title challenger Manny Tapia. Tamura defeated Tapia by unanimous decision. He was scheduled to fight Damacio Page on October 10, 2009 at WEC 43,[4] but pulled out with an undisclosed injury. He was replaced in the bout by WEC newcomer Will Campuzano.

Tamura was defeated by WEC veteran Charlie Valencia via split decision on January 10, 2010 at WEC 46.[5]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–14–2 Motoshi Miyaji Decision (unanimous) Pancrase - 258 May 11, 2014 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 17–14–2 Brian Choi Decision (majority) Shooto - 4th Round 2013 September 29, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 16–14–2 Yoshifumi Nakamura Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Gig Tokyo 14 April 21, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 16–13–2 Yusuke Yachi Decision (unanimous) Shooto - 8th Round July 16, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 16–12–2 Yuji Hoshino Decision (unanimous) Shooto - 3rd Round March 10, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 16–11–2 Shigeki Osawa Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Shooto the Shoot 2011 November 5, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 15–11–2 Tetsu Suzuki Submission (triangle kimura) Shooto - Shootor's Legacy 3 July 18, 2011 3 2:45 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 15–10–2 Taiyo Nakahara DQ (low blows) World Victory Road Presents: Soul of Fight December 30, 2010 1 2:07 Tokyo, Japan
Win 15–9–2 Shoko Sato Decision (split) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 15 October 30, 2010 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Asian Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Loss 14–9–2 Masakatsu Ueda Decision (unanimous) Shooto - The Way of Shooto 3: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon May 30, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 14–8–2 Charlie Valencia Decision (spilt) WEC 46 January 10, 2010 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, USA
Win 14–7–2 Manny Tapia Decision (unanimous) WEC 40 April 5, 2009 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, USA Bantamweight debut
Loss 13–7–2 Wagnney Fabiano Submission (arm-triangle choke) WEC 37 December 3, 2008 3 4:48 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA WEC debut
Win 13–6–2 Rumina Sato Submission (north-south choke) Shooto - Shooto Tradition 1 May 3, 2008 3 2:37 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 12–6–2 Hideki Kadowaki Decision (majority) Shooto - Back To Our Roots 8 March 28, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Lost Shooto Lightweight (143 lbs.) Championship
Win 12–5–2 Takeshi Inoue Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Back To Our Roots 3 May 18, 2007 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won Shooto Lightweight (143 lbs.) Championship
Win 11–5–2 Tenkei Oda Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Back To Our Roots 1 February 17, 2007 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 10–5–2 Akiyo Nishiura Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Rookie Tournament Final December 2, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–5–2 Sakae Kasuya Submission (armbar) Shooto 2006 - 9/8 in Korakuen Hall September 8, 2006 1 2:16 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 8–5–2 Tenkei Oda KO (punch) Shooto: The Devilock May 12, 2006 1 2:10 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–4–2 Masaomi Saito TKO (knees) GCM - D.O.G. 5 April 1, 2006 1 1:02 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–4–2 Ian Loveland Submission (triangle choke) Martial Arts Reality Superfighting February 4, 2006 1 3:40 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6–4–2 Takeshi Inoue Decision (majority) Shooto - 11/6 in Korakuen Hall November 6, 2005 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–3–2 Hayate Usui Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto - 9/23 in Korakuen Hall September 23, 2005 2 4:51 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–3–2 Fanjin Son Decision (majority) Shooto 2005 - 7/30 in Korakuen Hall July 30, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 4–3–2 Hideki Kadowaki Decision (unanimous) Shooto - 3/11 in Korakuen Hall March 11, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–2–2 Guseyn Aliev Submission (armbar) WAFC - Pankration Open Cup 2004 April 5, 2004 1 1:53 Khabarovsk, Russia
Draw 3–2–2 Eiji Murayama Draw Shooto - 3/22 in Korakuen Hall March 22, 2004 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–2–1 Yohei Nanbu Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Wanna Shooto 2003 November 3, 2003 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–2–1 Masatoshi Kobayashi Decision (unanimous) Shooto - 3/18 in Korakuen Hall March 18, 2003 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1–2–1 Hiroshi Komatsu Technical Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Gig East 10 August 27, 2002 2 0:33 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 1–1–1 Jin Kazeta Draw Shooto: Treasure Hunt 2 January 25, 2002 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–1–0 Kohichi Tanaka Decision (unanimous) Shooto - GIG East 5 August 15, 2001 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0–1–0 Eiji Murayama Technical Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Wanna Shooto 2001 April 8, 2001 2 N/A Tokyo, Japan

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