Hideo Tokoro

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Hideo Tokoro
Born (1977-08-22) August 22, 1977 (age 37)
Gifu, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 134 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Bantamweight
Lightweight
Featherweight
Fighting out of Gifu, Japan
Team Reversal Gym Tokoro Plus
Teacher(s) Kenichi Yamamoto
Mixed martial arts record
Total 62
Wins 32
By knockout 5
By submission 18
By decision 9
Losses 28
By knockout 12
By submission 5
By decision 11
Draws 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Hideo Tokoro (born August 22, 1977) is a Japanese mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Bantamweight division. A professional competitor since 2000, Tokoro has also formerly competed for Vale Tudo Japan, ZST, Shooto, RINGS and K-1 Hero's.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Tokoro got his first contact with MMA by training in Kenichi Yamamoto's Power of Dream gym. In 2000, he joined Titan Fighting and made his professional debut.

DREAM[edit]

Tokoro competed in DREAM's Featherweight Grand Prix where he lost in the first round to Daiki Hata,[1][2] but was brought back into the tournament and defeated Abel Cullum in the second round,[3] before losing to Hiroyuki Takaya in the semi-finals.[4]

Tokoro faced Antonio Banuelos in the opening Bantamweight Grand Prix round at DREAM 17 at Saitami Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 24.[5] He lost the fight via split decision.[6]

Tokoro lost to Yusup Saadulaev in a tournament reserve bout on December 31, 2011,[7] at Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 via KO (slam) in the first round.[8]

Vale Tudo Japan[edit]

Tokoro faced Rumina Sato at Vale Tudo Japan 2012 on December 24, 2012.[9] Tokoro defeated Sato by TKO in the first round.[10]

He then faced Taylor McCorriston at Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 2nd on June 22, 2013.[11] Tokoro won the fight via heel hook submission.[12]

In his latest fight, Tokoro faced UFC veteran Will Campuzano at Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 3rd on October 5, 2013.[13] He lost the fight via split decision.[14]

Other promotions[edit]

Fighting outside of Vale Tudo Japan, Tokoro faced Victor Henry at Grandslam MMA: Way of the Cage on July 13, 2014. He lost the fight via second-round TKO.[15]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Tokoro made his Bellator debut against LC Davis on March 27, 2015 at Bellator 135.[16] He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 32-28-2 LC Davis Decision (split) Bellator 135 March 27, 2015 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma
Loss 32–27–2 Victor Henry TKO (punches) Grandslam MMA: Way of the Cage July 13, 2014 2 1:52 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 32–26–2 Will Campuzano Decision (split) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 3rd October 5, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 32–25–2 Taylor McCorriston Submission (heel hook) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 2nd June 22, 2013 2 2:34 Tokyo, Japan
Win 31–25–2 Rumina Sato TKO (punches & elbows) Vale Tudo Japan 2012 December 24, 2012 1 0:39 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 30–25–2 Yusup Saadulaev KO (slam) DREAM: Fight for Japan December 31, 2011 1 0:42 Saitama, Japan DREAM Bantamweight Tournament reserve bout
Loss 30–24–2 Antonio Banuelos Decision (split) DREAM 17 September 24, 2011 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan DREAM Bantamweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 30–23–2 Masakazu Imanari Decision (unanimous) DREAM: Japan GP Final July 16, 2011 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan DREAM Bantamweight Grand Prix Final
Win 29–23–2 Atsushi Yamamoto Decision (split) DREAM: Fight for Japan! May 29, 2011 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan DREAM Bantamweight Grand Prix Semifinal
Win 28–23–2 Yoshiro Maeda TKO (corner stoppage) DREAM: Fight for Japan! May 29, 2011 2 0:43 Saitama, Japan DREAM Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Win 27–23–2 Kazuhisa Watanabe Submission (armbar) Dynamite!! 2010 December 31, 2010 3 2:50 Saitama, Japan
Loss 26–23–2 Joachim Hansen Submission (triangle choke) DREAM 16 September 25, 2010 1 2:48 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 26–22–2 Akiyo Nishiura TKO (punches) DREAM 14 May 29, 2010 1 2:51 Saitama, Japan
Win 26–21–2 Kim Jong-Man Decision (unanimous) Dynamite!! 2009 Dec 31, 2009 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 25–21–2 Hiroyuki Takaya TKO (punches) DREAM 11 Oct 6, 2009 2 0:32 Yokohama, Japan DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix Semifinal
Win 25–20–2 Abel Cullum Submission (rear-naked choke) DREAM 9 May 26, 2009 2 1:38 Yokohama, Japan DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Loss 24–20–2 Daiki Hata Decision (unanimous) DREAM 8 April 5, 2009 2 5:00 Nagoya, Japan DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix Opening Round
Loss 24–19–2 Daisuke Nakamura Submission (armbar) Dynamite!! 2008 December 31, 2008 1 2:23 Saitama, Japan
Loss 24–18–2 Atsushi Yamamoto Decision (unanimous) DREAM 6 September 23, 2008 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 24–17–2 Takeshi Yamazaki Decision (unanimous) DREAM 5 July 21, 2008 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 23–17–2 Darren Uyenoyama Decision (unanimous) DREAM 4 June 15, 2008 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Loss 22–17–2 Kiyoshi Tamura Submission (kimura) K-1 PREMIUM 2007 Dynamite!! December 31, 2007 3 3:08 Osaka, Japan
Win 22–16–2 Wataru Inatsu Submission (armbar) Zst 15: Fifth Anniversary November 23, 2007 1 1:35 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 21–16–2 Kultar Gill TKO (punches) HERO'S 9 July 16, 2007 1 4:47 Yokohama, Japan HERO'S 2007 Lightweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Win 21–15–2 Brad Pickett Submission (armbar) Dynamite!! USA June 2, 2007 1 2:41 Los Angeles, California
Win 20–15–2 Kazuya Yasuhiro Submission (armbar) HERO'S 8 March 12, 2007 1 3:00 Nagoya, Japan
Win 19–15–2 Royler Gracie Decision (unanimous) K-1: Premium 2006 Dynamite!! December 31, 2006 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 18–15–2 Ken Kaneko Submission (armbar) HERO'S 7 October 9, 2006 1 1:50 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 17–15–2 Ivan Menjivar Decision (majority) HERO'S 6 August 5, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan [[Hero's}HERO'S]] 2006 Lightweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Loss 17–14–2 Kultar Gill KO (knee) HERO'S 5 May 3, 2006 1 0:43 Tokyo, Japan HERO'S 2006 Lightweight Grand Prix Opening Round.
Win 17–13–2 Yoshinori Ikeda Submission (triangle choke) HERO'S 4 March 15, 2006 1 0:49 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 16–13–2 Erikas Petraitis KO (knee) Zst 9 February 18, 2006 2 4:03 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 16–12–2 Royce Gracie Draw K-1: Premium 2005 Dynamite!! December 31, 2005 2 10:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 16–12–1 Gabe Lemley Submission (triangle choke) K-1 World MAX 2005 Champions Challenge October 12, 2005 1 1:12 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 15–12–1 Caol Uno Decision (unanimous) HERO'S 3 September 7, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan HERO'S 2005 Lightweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Win 15–11–1 Alexandre Franca Nogueira KO (spinning back fist) HERO'S 2 July 6, 2005 3 0:08 Tokyo, Japan
Win 14–11–1 Erikas Petraitis Decision Shooto Lithuania: Chaosas April 7, 2005 N/A N/A Vilnius, Lithuania
Loss 13-11–1 Masahiro Oishi Decision (split) Zst: Grand Prix 2 Final Round January 23, 2005 3 3:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 13–10–1 Darius Skliaudys Decision Shooto Lithuania: Bushido November 20, 2004 2 5:00 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 13–9–1 g Submission (guillotine choke) Zst: Grand Prix 2 Opening Round November 3, 2004 1 0:38 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 12–9–1 Naoyuki Kotani Submission (heel hook) Zst 6 September 12, 2004 1 1:44 Tokyo, Japan
Win 12–8–1 Shinya Sato Submission (triangle choke) Zst: Battle Hazard 1 July 4, 2004 1 3:23 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11–8–1 Remigijus Morkevicius Submission (triangle choke) Zst 5 July 7, 2007 1 3:30 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–8–1 Erikas Petraitis Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Lithuania: Vendetta April 4, 2004 2 3:40 Vilnius, Lithuania
Loss 9–8–1 Tomomi Iwama TKO (head kicks) Zst: Grand Prix Final Round January 11, 2004 1 0:53 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–7–1 Masahiro Oishi Submission (armbar) Zst: Grand Prix Opening Round November 23, 2003 1 3:13 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–7–1 Taiyo Nakahara Submission (armbar) Zst: The Battlefield 4 September 7, 2003 1 4:56 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 7–7–1 Remigijus Morkevicius KO (knees) Zst: The Battlefield 3 June 1, 2003 1 2:54 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 7–6–1 Antanas Jazbutis Decision (1–0 points) RINGS Lithuania: Bushido Rings 7: Adrenalinas April 5, 2003 2 5:00 Vilnius, Lithuania
Win 7–5–1 Hidehiko Matsumoto Decision (split) Zst: The Battlefield 2 March 9, 2003 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–5–1 Atsuhiro Tsuboi Submission (armbar) Zst: The Battlefield 1 November 23, 2003 2 4:09 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–5–1 Masaya Takita TKO (cut) GCM: Demolition 02/09/08 September 8, 2002 1 1:41 Japan
Win 4–5–1 Takumi Yano Decision (unanimous) Premium Challenge May 6, 2002 1 10:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 3-5–1 Miki Shida Draw (time limit) Pancrase: Spirit 2 February 17, 2002 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Loss 3–5 Naoyuki Kotani Decision (majority) RINGS: Battle Genesis Vol. 8 September 21, 2001 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 3–4 Takayuki Yamamoto TKO Titan Fighting Championship 4 July 1, 2001 1 3:50 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–3 Akira Nitagai Submission (heel hook) Titan Fighting Championship 4 July 1, 2001 1 5:12 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–3 Sumio Koyano TKO Titan Fighting Championship 4 July 1, 2001 1 0:56 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1–3 Masashi Suzuki TKO (punches) Titan Fighting Championship 3 April 30, 2001 1 1:57 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1–2 Yuji Hisamatsu TKO (punches) Titan Fighting Championship 2 January 21, 2001 1 0:56 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–1 Wataru Yoshikawa Submission (armbar) Titan Fighting Championship 2 January 21, 2001 1 2:19 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0–1 Naoto Ichikawa Submission (rear-naked choke) Titan Fighting Championship 1 September 29, 2000 2 3:59 Tokyo, Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DREAM reveals opening-round match-ups for featherweight grand prix". mmajunkie.com. February 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Dream.8: Daiki Hata vs. Hideo Tokoro". tapology.com. April 5, 2009. 
  3. ^ "DREAM Announces 2nd Round Match Ups For Featherweight GP". mmanews.com. April 10, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Dream 11: Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Hideo Tokoro". tapology.com. October 6, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Bantamweight Pairings Announced for Grand Prix at Dream 17". MMAWeekly.com. August 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  6. ^ "DREAM 17 results recap for last night's (Sept. 23) 'Fight for Japan 2' event". mmamania.com. September 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Aoki vs. Kitaoka, Tokoro vs. Saadulaev Added to 'Genki Desu Ka!!'". mmafighting.com. November 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ "HDNet Fights Video Vault: Saadulaev vs. Tokoro at 'DREAM: New Year! 2011'". mmajunkie.com. April 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Rumina Sato/Hideo Tokoro, Carlo Prater/Kuniyoshi Hironaka added to VTJ". asianmma.com. November 11, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  10. ^ "Vale Tudo Japan 2012 Results: Tokoro blasts Sato, Hironaka beats Prater". bloodyelbow.com. December 24, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Vale Tudo Japan 2 updates: Caol Uno, Hideo Tokoro & Hiroyuki Takaya added to the card". thefightnation.com. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 2nd gifs and results". bloodyelbow.com. July 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Hideo Tokoro vs. Will Campuzano Headline VTJ 3rd". mmaweekly.com. August 31, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Vale Tudo Japan - VTJ 3rd Results". sherdog.com. October 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Victor Henry Takes Out Tokoro, Nam Phan Rebounds at Grandslam MMA ‘Way of the Cage’". sherdog.com. July 13, 2014. 
  16. ^ Marc Raimondi (March 4, 2015). "L.C. Davis vs. Hideo Tokoro added to Bellator 135, full fight card announced". mmafighting.com. 

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