Makoto Takimoto

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Makoto Takimoto
Born (1974-12-08) December 8, 1974 (age 39)
Iwai, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb; 12.8 st)
Division Middleweight (formerly)
Welterweight
Style Judo
Team Yoshida Dojo
Mixed martial arts record
Total 11
Wins 6
By submission 2
By decision 4
Losses 5
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Makoto Takimoto
Medal record
Competitor for  Japan
Men's Judo
Olympic Games
Gold 2000 Sydney -81 kg
Asian Championships
Gold 1995 New Delhi -78 kg
Bronze 2000 Osaka -81 kg
East Asian Games
Bronze 1997 Busan -78 kg

Makoto Takimoto (瀧本 誠 Takimoto Makoto?, born December 8, 1974) is a retired Japanese judoka and mixed martial artist. He won a gold medal at the Half Middleweight category of the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Judo career[edit]

Takimoto was relatively unknown entering the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia with his biggest victory before 2000 coming in the 1995 Asian Games.[1] He recorded a Seoi-nage and two Yukos in the gold medal match vs. In-Chul Cho.[2] Throughout his career, Takimoto defeated many notable judoka, including Olympic medalists Djamel Bouras, Bertrand Damaisin and Flávio Canto.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Takimoto began to consider a career in MMA after attending Pride 28 on Oct. 31, 2004 and seeing his friends and fellow judoka have success in the sport. [4] He announced on Dec. 7, 2004 that he would made his debut at Pride Shockwave 2004 against any fighter at any weight, as long as it was a "non-judo fighter."[4] He got his wish and made his debut vs. former Sumo Maegashira Henry Miller, winning via unanimous decision. He outlanded Miller almost 2-to-1 in significant strikes and took him down twice despite being significantly outweighted.[5] He fought for Pride six times in his career, posting a 3-3 record with the organization.[6] His victories came against the aformentioned Miller, fellow judoka Dong-Sik Yoon and Taekwondo expert Zelg Galešić.[6]

After Pride was disbanded in 2007, Takimoto earned the biggest victory of his MMA career, a split decision win over former UFC Middleweight Champion Murilo Bustamante at Yarennoka on Dec. 31, 2007. He then joined the Sengoku Raiden Championship and fought four times with the organization. Takimoto was expected to participate in ASTRA, the farewell event for Hidehiko Yoshida on April 25, 2010.[7] However, he pulled out of the event and announced his retirement alongside Yoshida. [8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 6-5 Jae Sun Lee Decision (unanimous) Sengoku 10 September 23, 2009 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 5-5 Michael Costa Submission (heel hook) Sengoku 8 May 2, 2009 1 3:31 Tokyo, Japan Welterweight debut
Loss 4-5 Frank Trigg Decision (unanimous) Sengoku 4 August 24, 2008 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 4-4 Evangelista Santos Submission (achilles lock) Sengoku 1 March 5, 2008 1 4:51 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4-3 Murilo Bustamante Decision (split) Yarennoka! December 31, 2007 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 3-3 Zelg Galešić Submission (kimura) Pride 34 April 8, 2007 1 5:40 Saitama, Japan
Loss 2-3 Gegard Mousasi TKO (broken eye socket) Pride Bushido 11 June 4, 2006 1 5:34 Saitama, Japan
Loss 2-2 Sanae Kikuta Decision (unanimous) Pride Shockwave 2005 December 31, 2005 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 2-1 Dong-Sik Yoon Decision (unanimous) Pride 30 October 23, 2005 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 1-1 Kiyoshi Tamura Decision (unanimous) Pride Critical Countdown 2005 June 26, 2005 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 1-0 Henry Miller Decision (unanimous) Pride Shockwave 2004 December 31, 2004 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics: Final Round". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Head-to-head Judo matches for Makoto Takimoto". Judo Insider. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Makoto Takimoto joins Pride". Pride FC. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  5. ^ "Makoto Takimoto vs. Henry Miller". Fight Metric. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  6. ^ a b "Makoto Takimoto bio". Pride FC. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  7. ^ "Yoshida's retirement bout to headline Astra event". Sherdog. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Hidehiko Yoshida and Makoto Takimoto enter retirement following ASTRA event". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2013-01-29. 

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