Hiroyuki Takaya

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Hiroyuki Takaya
Born (1977-06-10) June 10, 1977 (age 37)
Other names Streetfight Bancho
Nationality Japanese
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Division Featherweight
Lightweight
Team Wajyutsu Keisyukai
Takaya Gundan
Years active 2003 - present
Kickboxing record
Total 3
Losses 3
Mixed martial arts record
Total 31
Wins 18
By knockout 12
By decision 6
Losses 11
By knockout 5
By submission 1
By decision 5
Draws 2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: April 20, 2013

Hiroyuki Takaya (Japanese: 高谷裕之, Takaya Hiroyuki, born June 10, 1977) is a Japanese mixed martial artist currently competing in the Featherweight division. A professional competitor since 2003, Takaya has fought in the WEC, Strikeforce, DREAM, Shooto, K-1 Hero's, and Cage Force. Takaya is the former DREAM Featherweight Champion. Due his experience in street fighting, Takaya is known as the "Streetfight Bancho".

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Takaya made his professional debut in the Shooto organization in a fight against Hayate Usul in 2003. After a 9-4-1 record in Shooto, Hero's, and Cage Force including bouts against top mixed martial artists like current Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez, Hero's Lightweight runner up Genki Sudo, and former Hero's Middleweight Champion Gesias Calvancante Takaya made his American debut at WEC 32 where he fought, and lost to, Leonard Garcia by knockout. Takaya then lost to Cub Swanson at WEC 37 losing by Unanimous Decision but won fight of the night honours.[1][2]

DREAM[edit]

Takaya was a participant in the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix.[3] Takaya beat Jong Won Kim, Yoshiro Maeda and Hideo Tokoro en route to the finals, before losing to Bibiano Fernandes via split decision become the runner up of the tournament.

Takaya scored perhaps the biggest win of his career over former DREAM Lightweight Champion Joachim Hansen on May 29, 2010 at DREAM.14 with 28 seconds left in the first round. It was the first knockout defeat in the 10½-year career of Hansen.[4]

On December 31, 2010, Takaya defeated Bibiano Fernandes via unanimous decision and became the DREAM Featherweight Champion.

He recently fought at Dream: Japan GP Final against Kazuyuki Miyata and successfully defended the DREAM Featherweight Championship.

Takaya defended his title on December 31, 2011 at Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011, defeating Takeshi Inoue via unanimous decision.

Strikeforce[edit]

Takaya recently fought on April 9, 2011 at Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley.[5] He lost his fight against Robbie Peralta via split decision.

Kickboxing[edit]

He lost to Hiroki Shishido by unanimous decision after being knocked down twice in round one at Shootboxing 2013: Act 2 in Tokyo on April 20, 2013.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Takaya is married to Japanese fashion model Maho Miura.[8]

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

  • K-1 HERO'S
    • 2005 K-1 HERO'S Middleweight Grand Prix Semifinalist
  • Shooto
    • 2003 Shoot Lightweight Rookie Tournament Winner

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 18–11–2 Yojiro Uchimara TKO (punches) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 4th February 23, 2014 1 1:27 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 17–11–2 Toby Imada Draw (majority) Shoot Boxing: Ground Zero Tokyo 2013 November 16, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 17–11–1 Daniel Romero TKO (punches) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 2nd June 22, 2013 1 3:21 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 17–10–1 Georgi Karakhanyan Decision (split) DREAM 18 December 31, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Non-title bout.
Win 17–9–1 Takeshi Inoue Decision (unanimous) Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 December 31, 2011 5 5:00 Tokyo, Japan, Japan Defended DREAM Featherweight Championship
Win 16–9–1 Kazuyuki Miyata Decision (split) DREAM: Japan GP Final July 16, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan, Japan Defended DREAM Featherweight Championship
Loss 15–9–1 Robbie Peralta Decision (split) Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley April 9, 2011 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States
Win 15–8–1 Bibiano Fernandes Decision (unanimous) Dynamite!! 2010 December 31, 2010 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan Won DREAM Featherweight Championship
Win 14–8–1 Chase Beebe KO (punches) DREAM 16 September 25, 2010 1 1:45 Nagoya, Japan
Win 13–8–1 Joachim Hansen KO (punches) DREAM 14 May 29, 2010 1 4:32 Saitama, Japan
Loss 12–8–1 Michihiro Omigawa TKO (punches) Dynamite!! 2009 December 31, 2009 1 2:54 Saitama, Japan
Loss 12–7–1 Bibiano Fernandes Decision (split) DREAM 11 September 6, 2009 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix Final
Win 12–6–1 Hideo Tokoro TKO (punches) DREAM 11 September 6, 2009 2 0:32 Yokohama, Japan DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix Semifinal
Win 11–6–1 Yoshiro Maeda TKO (punches) DREAM 9 May 26, 2009 1 9:39 Yokohama, Japan DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Win 10–6–1 Jong Won Kim TKO (punches) DREAM 7 March 8, 2009 2 0:40 Saitama, Saitama, Japan DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix Opening Round
Loss 9–6–1 Cub Swanson Decision (unanimous) WEC 37 December 3, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won Fight of the Night
Loss 9–5–1 Leonard Garcia KO (punch) WEC 32 February 13, 2008 1 1:31 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Win 9–4–1 Antonio Carvalho TKO (knees and punches) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 6 November 8, 2007 3 1:58 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–4–1 Jarrod Card KO (punch) GCM: Cage Force 4 September 8, 2007 1 3:02 Tokyo, Japan Drops to Featherweight
Loss 7–4–1 Andre Amade TKO (broken nose) HERO'S 8 March 12, 2007 1 3:29 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 7–3–1 Gesias Cavalcante KO (flying knee) HERO'S 6 August 5, 2006 1 0:30 Tokyo, Japan Hero's 2006 Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Win 7–2–1 Do Hyung Kim Decision (unanimous) HERO'S 2005 in Seoul November 5, 2005 2 5:00 Seoul, South Korea
Loss 6–2–1 Genki Sudo Submission (triangle choke) HERO'S 3 September 7, 2005 2 3:47 Tokyo, Japan K-1 Hero's 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Semifinal
Win 6–1–1 Remigijus Morkevičius TKO (punches) HERO'S 3 September 7, 2005 2 4:16 Tokyo, Japan K-1 Hero's 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal
Win 5–1–1 Jani Lax TKO (punch) HERO'S 2 July 6, 2005 1 1:56 Tokyo, Japan Moves up to Lightweight
Loss 4–1–1 Gilbert Melendez Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Year End Show 2004 December 14, 2004 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–0–1 Stephen Palling KO (head kick) Shooto 2004: 5/3 in Korakuen Hall May 3, 2004 1 2:11 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 3–0–1 João Roque Draw Shooto 2004: 1/24 in Korakuen Hall January 24, 2004 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0 Seigi Fujioka Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Wanna Shooto 2003 November 3, 2003 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–0 Hatsu Hioki Decision (unanimous) Shooto: 7/13 in Korakuen Hall July 13, 2003 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Hayate Usui TKO (punches) Shooto: 2/6 in Kitazawa Town Hall February 6, 2003 2 2:06 Tokyo, Japan

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest

Notes and references[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Bibiano Fernandes
2nd DREAM Featherweight Champion
December 31, 2010 – present
Current holder