Issei Tamura

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Issei Tamura
Born (1984-03-12) March 12, 1984 (age 30)
Residence Shinagawa, Tokyo
Nationality Japanese
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Division Featherweight (MMA)
Bantamweight (MMA)
Reach 63.0 in (160 cm)
Style Wrestling
Team Krazy Bee
Rank A-Class Shootist
Years active 2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 13
Wins 7
By knockout 2
By decision 5
Losses 6
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Issei Tamura (田村 一聖 Tamura Issei?, born March 12, 1984) is a Japanese mixed martial artist who competed most recently in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Before signing with the UFC, Tamura fought for the Shooto organization.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Tamura made his professional MMA debut in June 2008 for the Shooto organization. Prior to signing with the UFC, all of his fights have taken place in this promotion where he amassed a record of 6 wins and 2 losses.

Tamura trains out of the Krazy Bee camp alongside former top-ranked fighter Kid Yamamoto.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Tamura was signed to the UFC in February 2012. In his debut he fought Zhang Tiequan at UFC 144, filling in for an injured Leonard Garcia.[1] Tamura won via KO at 0:32 seconds into the second round.

Tamura dropped down to bantamweight and faced Raphael Assunção on July 11, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman[2] Tamura lost to Assunção via second round TKO.

Tamura is expected to face Mitch Gagnon on March 16, 2013 at UFC 158.[3] However, Gagnon was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by T.J. Dillashaw.[4] Tamura was defeated by Dillashaw in the second round via KO and was subsequently released from the promotion.[5]

ROAD FC[edit]

On July 18, 2013, Korean MMA promotion ROAD FC announced that they had signed Issei Tamura to their roster.[6] He debuted at ROAD FC 13 on October 12, 2013 against Min Jung Song. He lost the fight via submission.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

  • Shooto
    • Lightweight 2008 Rookie of the Year
    • 2007 All Japan Championship Welterweight runner-up

Mixed Martial Arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 7–6 Soo-Chul Kim Submission (rear-naked choke) Road Fighting Championship 15 May 31, 2014 1 2:41 Wonju, South Korea
Loss 7–5 Min-Jung Song Submission (rear-naked choke) Road Fighting Championship 13 October 12, 2013 3 N/A Gumi, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
Loss 7–4 T.J. Dillashaw KO (knee and punches) UFC 158 March 16, 2013 2 0:26 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Loss 7–3 Raphael Assunção TKO (punches) UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman July 11, 2012 2 0:25 San Jose, California, United States Bantamweight bout
Win 7–2 Zhang Tiequan KO (punch) UFC 144 February 26, 2012 2 0:32 Saitama, Japan
Loss 6–2 Guy Delumeau Decision (majority) Shooto - Shooto the Shoot 2011 November 5, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–1 Katsuya Toida KO (punches) Shooto - Gig Tokyo 7 August 6, 2011 1 1:23 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 5–1 Taiki Tsuchiya Decision (majority) The Way of Shooto 4: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon July 19, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–0 Gustavo Falciroli Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Revolutionary Exchanges 3 November 23, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–0 Hayate Usui Decision (unanimous) Shooto - Gig Tokyo 2 April 19, 2009 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0 Naohiro Mizuno Decision (unanimous) Shooto - The Rookie Tournament 2008 Final December 13, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Wins Shooto 2008 Rookie Tournament
Win 2–0 Takumi Ota Decision (majority) Shooto - 10/13 in Kitazawa Town Hall October 13, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Yasuhiro Kanayama Decision (unanimous) Shooto - 6/26 in Kitazawa Town Hall June 26, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiequan Zhang To Face Issei Tamura At UFC 144". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Raphael Assuncao-Issei Tamura Booked for UFC on Fuel TV 4 in July". heavy.com. May 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "UFC 158 Fight Card Adds Mitch Gagnon vs. Issei Tamura". MMAWeekly.com. January 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Staff (2013-02-19). "T.J. Dillashaw replaces Mitch Gagnon, meets Issei Tamura at UFC 158". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Duran, Holobaugh, Lawrence, Sicilia, Tamura among UFC fighter releases". mmajunkie.com. May 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "ROAD FC signs UFC vet Issei Tamura". mma-in-asia.com. July 18, 2013.