Giant Ochiai

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Takayuki Okada
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Born (1973-05-08)May 8, 1973
Died August 8, 2003(2003-08-08) (aged 30)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Giant Ochiai
Billed height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Billed weight 130 kg (290 lb; 20 st)
Trained by New Japan Dojo
Kenzo Suzuki

Takayuki Okada (May 8, 1973 - August 8, 2003), more widely known as Giant Ochiai, was a Japanese judo practitioner, professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.

As a student, Okada won the All Japan Industrial High School Judo League Champion four times.[1] Working a stiff style, Okada wrestled as Giant Ochiai for Riki Chōshū's World Japan promotion and Yoshiaki Fujiwara's Battlarts organizations. Okada also fought in legitimate MMA competitions for Pride Fighting Championships[2] and King of the Cage.[3]

After an August 2003 "training accident" while training with Kenzo Suzuki[4] at World Japan's dojo, Okada suffered an acute subdural hematoma and entered a coma from which he never recovered.[5][6] Okada died on August 8, 2003.[1] Okada's August 13 wake was attended by Masaaki Satake, Nobuhiko Takada, Kazushi Sakuraba and World Japan Management Director Katsuji Nagashima.

Okada's MMA record was 3-3-2 (Win-Loss-Draw).[7]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Draw 3-3-2 Memo Diaz Draw Deep - 9th Impact May 5, 2003 2 5:00
Win 3-3-1 Kim Jong Wang Submission (broken hand) Pride The Best Vol.3 October 20, 2002 1 0:24
Win 2-3-1 Tomohiko Hashimoto KO (strikes) Pride The Best Vol.2 July 20, 2002 1 2:10
Win 1-3-1 Soichi Nishida TKO (punches) Pride The Best Vol.1 February 22, 2002 1 2:00
Loss 0-3-1 Zane Frazier Decision (unanimous) KOTC 10 - Critical Mass August 4, 2001 1 7:00
Draw 0-2-1 Yoshinori Nishi Draw S - Samurai 2000 October 22, 2000 N/A
Loss 0-2 Ricco Rodriguez Submission (smother choke) Pride 10 August 27, 2000 1 6:04
Loss 0-1 Igor Borisov TKO (punches) Ultimate Boxing - Pride vs Seikendo June 11, 2000 1 7:07


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