Junji Ikoma

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Junji Ikoma
BornJunji Ikoma
(1970-04-08) April 8, 1970 (age 53)
Higashiosaka, Osaka, Japan
Native name生駒純司
NationalityJapanese
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight114 lb (52 kg)
DivisionStrawweight
Flyweight
StyleJudo
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofOsaka, Japan
TeamChokushinkai[1]
Years active2001 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total34
Wins14
By knockout1
By submission9
By decision4
Losses14
By knockout3
By submission2
By decision9
Draws6
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Junji Ikoma (Japanese: 生駒純司)is a retired Japanese mixed martial artist from Osaka, Japan, who competed in the strawweight and flyweight division. He has fought throughout his career exclusively for the Shooto organization and is currently a part of Shooto's provisional association.[2] Ikoma is a former Shooto World Flyweight (114 lb) Champion.[3] Fight Matrix ranks him as the #15 all time strawweight.[4]

Martial arts career[edit]

Ikoma made his debut aged 31, during Shooto - To The Top 5, when he faced Homare Kuboyama in the 123 lbs category. He lost a unanimous decision. He would lose again against Tomohiro Hashi. He bounced back with a win against Toshiteru Ishii, but lost his next fight against Masatoshi Abe.

From there he went on a five fight unbeaten streak, with a 4-0-1 record, beating Yasuhiro Akagi by RNC, Tomohiro Hashi by kimura in a rematch, drawing against Masatoshi Abe, and further beating Hiroaki Yoshioka and Takeyasu Hirono.

Ikoma lost a UD when he faced Robson Moura, won against Ichaku Murata by a triangle choke. He lost another UD against Yasuhiro Urushitani, and beat Homare Kuboyama by TKO. After accumulating a 2-3 record, he went on another five fight unbeaten streak, most notably drawing Jin Akimoto twice. His fights against Akimoto marked his 115 lbs debut.

Over the next two years he achieved a 1-3-2 record, but was nonetheless given a chance to fight for the Shooto World Flyweight (114 lb) Championship, after Rambaa Somdet vacated the title, following a left biceps injury.[5] Ikoma won his first major career title at the age of 41, ten years after his pro debut. He was subsequently scheduled to make his first title defense against Mikihito Yamagami.[6] Ikoma lost in the first minute, of the first round, by way of KO.

Junji Ikoma's last fight was in 2012, when he lost against Tadaaki Yamamoto, through a second round rear naked choke. He announced his retirement after the fight.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
34 matches 14 wins 14 losses
By knockout 1 3
By submission 9 2
By decision 4 9
Draws 6
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14-14-6 Tadaaki Yamamoto Submission (rear naked choke) Shooto: Border: Season 4: First April 1, 2012 2 1:13 Osaka, Japan
Loss 14-13-6 Mikihito Yamagami KO (punch) Shooto: Shooto the Shoot 2011 November 5, 2011 1 0:41 Tokyo, Japan Lost Shooto Flyweight (114 lbs) Championship
Win 14-12-6 Junji Ito Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooto Tradition 2011 April 29, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Wins Shooto Flyweight (114 lbs) Championship
Draw 13-12-6 Takeshi Sato Draw Shooto: Border: Season 3: Spring Thunder April 3, 2011 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 13-12-5 Teppei Masuda Submission (triangle choke) Shooto: Border: Season 2: Immovable December 26, 2010 1 2:12 Osaka, Japan
Draw 12-12-5 Atsushi Takeuchi Draw Shooto: Gig West 12 September 26, 2010 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Loss 12-12-4 Noboru Tahara TKO (punches) Shooto: Border: Season 2: Vibration March 28, 2010 3 3:31 Osaka, Japan
Loss 12-11-4 Ayumu Shioda Submission (armbar) Shooto: Border: Season 1: Clash October 4, 2009 2 3:49 Osaka, Japan
Loss 12-10-4 Ryuichi Miki Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooto Tradition Final April 10, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 12-9-4 Fumihiro Kitahara Decision (majority) Shooto: Border: Season 1: Outbreak March 8, 2009 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Draw 11-9-4 Takuya Mori Draw Shooto: Gig North 3 November 22, 2008 3 5:00 Sapporo, Japan
Win 11-9-3 Yusei Shimokawa Submission (triangle choke) Shooto: 10/13 in Kitazawa Town Hall October 13, 2008 1 2:23 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 10-9-3 Jin Akimoto Draw Shooto: Shooting Disco 5: Earth, Wind and Fighter June 21, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 10-9-2 Jin Akimoto Draw Shooto: Back To Our Roots 7 January 26, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Strawweight debut
Loss 10-9-1 Yuki Shojo Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooting Disco 3: Everybody Fight Now October 20, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10-8-1 Toshimichi Akagi Decision (split) Shooto: Battle Mix Tokyo 2 March 30, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9-8-1 Yasuhiro Urushitani Decision (unanimous) Shooto: 11/10 in Korakuen Hall November 10, 2006 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 9-7-1 Masatoshi Abe TKO (eye injury) Shooto 2006: 7/21 in Korakuen Hall July 21, 2006 1 2:06 Tokyo, Japan
Win 9-6-1 Daiji Takahashi Submission (triangle choke) Shooto: 3/24 in Korakuen Hall March 24, 2006 3 3:50 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8-6-1 Hiroaki Yoshioka Submission (rear naked choke) Shooto: 5/8 in Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium May 8, 2005 3 1:36 Osaka, Japan
Loss 7-6-1 Mamoru Yamaguchi Decision (unanimous) Shooto: 1/29 in Korakuen Hall January 29, 2005 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7-5-1 Homare Kuboyama TKO (cut) Shooto: Rookie Tournament 2004 Final November 25, 2004 1 3:57 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6-5-1 Yasuhiro Urushitani Decision (unanimous) Shooto: 7/16 in Korakuen Hall July 16, 2004 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6-4-1 Ichaku Murata Submission (triangle choke) Shooto 2004: 4/11 in Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium April 11, 2004 2 1:16 Osaka, Japan
Loss 5-4-1 Robson Moura Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Year End Show 2003 December 14, 2003 3 5:00 Urayasu, Japan
Win 5-3-1 Takeyasu Hirono Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Who is Young Leader! October 31, 2003 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4-3-1 Hiroaki Yoshioka Technical Submission (rear naked choke) Shooto: 8/10 in Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium August 10, 2003 2 3:26 Yokohama, Japan
Draw 3-3-1 Masatoshi Abe Draw Shooto: 5/4 in Korakuen Hall May 4, 2003 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3-3 Tomohiro Hashi Submission (kimura) Shooto: 3/18 in Korakuen Hall March 18, 2003 1 3:20 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2-3 Yasuhiro Akagi Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: Gig Central 2 October 6, 2002 1 4:41 Aichi, Japan
Loss 1-3 Masatoshi Abe Decision (majority) Shooto: Treasure Hunt 8 July 19, 2002 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-2 Toshiteru Ishii Technical Submission (kimura) Shooto: Treasure Hunt 2 January 25, 2002 1 2:35 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0-2 Tomohiro Hashi Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Gig West 2 September 23, 2001 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0-1 Homare Kuboyama Decision (unanimous) Shooto: To The Top 5 June 30, 2001 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Flyweight debut

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chokushinkai". Tapology.com. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Inside Shooto's Scandal, Legacy and Future". Sherdog.com. 2011-03-10.
  3. ^ "Hioki, 'Lion' Stop Foes; Okazaki, Ikoma Become Shooto World Champs". Sherdog.com. 2011-04-30.
  4. ^ "Junji Ikoma". Fightmatrix.com. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Hioki Joins April 29 Shooto Card; 'M-16' Vacates Title". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  6. ^ "'Shooto the Shoot 2011' Gets 115-Pound Title Bout, Kojima-Shimizu". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 3 May 2020.

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