Takeshi Inoue

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This article is about the Shooto fighter. For the professional wrestler, see Takeshi Rikio.
Takeshi Inoue
Born (1980-03-18) March 18, 1980 (age 34)
Other names Lion Takeshi
Nationality Japanese
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Style Kickboxing
Fighting out of Yokohama, Japan
Team Shooting Gym Yokohama
Rank Black Belt in Judo
Kickboxing record
Total 1
Wins 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 31
Wins 21
By knockout 10
By submission 4
By decision 7
Losses 10
By submission 1
By decision 9
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

"Lion" Takeshi Inoue (born March 18, 1980) is a Japanese mixed martial artist currently fighting as a lightweight in the Shooto organization. In other organizations such as the WEC he would be considered a featherweight as Shooto's 143 lb. weight class is known as lightweight.

Biography[edit]

On May 12, 2006 Inoue defeated Antonio Carvalho by TKO in the first round to become the Shooto World Lightweight (143 lbs.) champion which he would go on to lose in his first title defense against Akitoshi Tamura on May 18, 2007. On November 8, 2007, he defeated Katsuya Toida to become the Pacific Rim Lightweight Champion. Inoue would eventually win back the Shooto World Championon November 29, 2008 after defeating Hideki Kadowaki by unanimous decision at Shooto's Tradition 4 show. He successfully defended his title against Rumina Sato, before losing it to Hatsu Hioki at Shooto - The Way of Shooto 3: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon.

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]

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    • 2006 Featherweight Fighter of the Year[1]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 21–10 Isao Kobayashi Decision (unanimous) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 6th October 4, 2014 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 21–9 Rob Lisita Submission (bulldog choke) Rebel Fighting Championship 1: Into the Lion's Den December 21, 2013 2 3:19 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 21–8 Yusuke Yachi Decision (unanimous) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 3rd October 5, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 21–7 Kenji Osawa Decision (unanimous) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 1st December 24, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 21–6 Hiroyuki Takaya Decision (unanimous) Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 December 31, 2011 5 5:00 Tokyo, Japan, Japan For DREAM Featherweight Championship.
Win 21–5 Caol Uno KO (head kick) Dream 17 September 24, 2011 1 4:17 Saitama, Japan
Win 20–5 Koichiro Matsumoto TKO (punches) Dream: Fight for Japan! May 29, 2011 1 6:51 Saitama, Japan
Win 19–5 Taiki Tsuchiya TKO (punches) Shooto Tradition 2011 April 29, 2011 2 4:27 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 18–5 Kazuyuki Miyata Decision (unanimous) Dream 16 September 25, 2010 2 5:00 Nagoya, Japan
Loss 18–4 Hatsu Hioki Decision (split) Shooto: The Way of Shooto 3: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon May 30, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Lost Shooto Lightweight (143 lbs.) Championship.
Win 18–3 Gerald Lovato Submission (armbar) Shooto: The Way of Shooto 1: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon January 23, 2010 3 4:11 Tokyo, Japan
Win 17–3 Alexandre Franca Nogueira TKO (punches) Vale Tudo Japan 2009 October 30, 2009 4 2:58 Tokyo, Japan
Win 16–3 Rumina Sato TKO (punches) Shooto Tradition Final May 10, 2009 1 4:41 Tokyo, Japan Defended Shooto Lightweight (143 lbs.) Championship.
Win 15–3 Hideki Kadowaki Decision (unanimous) Shooto Tradition 4 November 29, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won Shooto Lightweight (143 lbs.) Championship.
xLoss 14–3 Savant Young Decision (unanimous) Shooto Tradition 1 May 3, 2008 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 14–2 Katsuya Toida Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 6 November 8, 2007 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–2 Marc Duncan Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 4 July 15, 2007 1 3:16 Tokyo, Japan
xLoss 12–2 Akitoshi Tamura Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 3 May 18, 2007 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Lost Shooto Lightweight (143 lbs.) Championship.
Win 12–1 Hiroyuki Abe KO (punch) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 1 February 17, 2007 1 4:05 Yokohama, Japan
Win 11–1 Navid Yousefi Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: Champion Carnival October 14, 2006 2 4:35 Yokohama, Japan
Win 10–1 Cole Miller Decision (unanimous) Shooto 2006: 7/21 in Korakuen Hall July 21, 2006 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–1 Antonio Carvalho TKO (punches) Shooto: The Devilock May 12, 2006 1 3:06 Tokyo, Japan Won Shooto Lightweight (143 lbs.) Championship.
Win 8–1 Makoto Ishikawa Decision (unanimous) Shooto: The Victory of the Truth February 17, 2006 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–1 Akitoshi Tamura Decision (majority) Shooto 2005: 11/6 in Korakuen Hall November 6, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
xLoss 6–1 Antonio Carvalho Decision (majority) Shooto: Alive Road August 20, 2005 3 5:00 Yokohama, Japan
Win 6–0 Jin Kazeta Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: 3/11 in Korakuen Hall March 11, 2005 2 4:17 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–0 Hayate Usui KO (punch) Shooto: Wanna Shooto 2004 November 12, 2004 2 4:58 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–0 Keisuke Yamada Decision (unanimous) Shooto: 7/16 in Korakuen Hall July 16, 2004 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0 Yohei Suzuki TKO (punches) Shooto: 3/22 in Korakuen Hall March 22, 2004 1 2:40 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–0 Masanori Sugatani TKO (cut) Shooto: Who is Young Leader! October 31, 2003 1 3:04 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0 Hayate Usui Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooter's Dream 2 May 30, 2003 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

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