Junya Kodo

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Junya Kodo
鼓童淳也
BornKodo, Junya
(1983-03-24) March 24, 1983 (age 40)
Fukui Prefecture, Japan
Other namesKODO
NationalityJapanese
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight123 lb (56 kg)
DivisionFlyweight (125 lb)
StyleJudo, Wrestling
Fighting out ofHyogo, Japan
TeamShooto Gym Kobe
Years active2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total19
Wins10
By knockout3
By submission2
By decision5
Losses7
By submission5
By decision2
Draws2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Junya Kodo Japanese: 鼓童淳也 (born March 24, 1983) is a Japanese mixed martial artist currently fighting in the Flyweight division of Shooto organization. Kodo is also the head coach and representative of Shooto Gym Kobe. KODO replaced Norifumi Yamamoto in 2 days notice to fight Joseph Benavidez on DREAM 5 Lightweight GP Final 2008.

KODO was ranked 3 in Japan Amateur Shooto Championships then going on to be Kansai Amateur Shooto Champion securing his rank as a professional A-Class Shooter.

Early career[edit]

Kodo started his career in early 2006, facing Tomohiko Yoshida at Powergate 6 on March 5, 2006. After three hard fought rounds, Kodo would win the fight via split decision.[1] Kodo would fight against lower-tier opponents in Shooto, compiling a professional record of 6–1–2, before signing with Dream.

Dream[edit]

In his debut fight with Dream, Kodo faced current UFC fighter Joseph Benavidez at the Dream 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2006 Finals on July 21, 2008. Benavidez, who was relatively unknown at the time, defeated Kodo via first round guillotine choke.[2] Kodo subsequently re-signed with Shooto shortly after the fight.

Vale Tudo Japan[edit]

Following a long stint with Shooto, Kodo made his VTJ debut on June 28, 2014, facing Hidenobu Izena at VTJ 5th in Osaka. He won the fight via third round guillotine choke.[3]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
19 matches 10 wins 7 losses
By knockout 3 0
By submission 2 5
By decision 5 2
Draws 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–7–2 Sota Kojima Submission (rear-naked choke) Tribe Tokyo Fight: TTF Challenge 03 November 3, 2014 2 3:33 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–6–2 Hidenobu Izena Submission (guillotine choke) Vale Tudo Japan: VTJ 5th in Osaka June 28, 2014 3 1:25 Osaka, Japan
Loss 9–6–2 Masaaki Sugawara Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Border: Season 4 - 3rd December 9, 2012 3 3:43 Osaka, Japan
Win 9–5–2 Shinichi Hanawa Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Gig Tokyo 10 June 30, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 8–5–2 Fumihiro Kitahara Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: Gig North 7 October 16, 2011 2 3:57 Sapporo, Japan
Loss 8–4–2 Kiyotaka Shimizu Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: Shootor's Legacy 2 April 1, 2011 2 3:16 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–3–2 Kentaro Watanabe Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Border: Season 2: Rhythm August 15, 2010 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Loss 7–3–2 Yuki Shojo Decision (majority) Shooto: Revolutionary Exchanges 2 September 22, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–2–2 Takahiro Hosoi KO (punches) Shooto: Shooto Tradition 5 January 18, 2009 2 0:36 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 6–2–2 Joseph Benavidez Submission (guillotine choke) Dream 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round July 21, 2008 1 2:42 Osaka, Japan
Loss 6–1–2 So Tazawa Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooting Disco 5: Earth, Wind and Fighter June 21, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–0–2 Akira Kibe KO (punches) Shooto: Gig West 9 March 15, 2008 1 1:38 Osaka, Japan
Draw 5–0–2 Yasuhiro Kanayama Draw Shooto: Gig West 8 September 29, 2007 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Draw 5–0–1 Seiji Ozuka Draw Shooto: Battle Mix Tokyo 4 July 20, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–0 Atsushi Osano TKO (doctor stoppage) Shooto: Battle Mix Tokyo 3 May 26, 2007 2 3:21 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–0 Yasuaki Nagamoto Decision (majority) Shooto: Gig West 7 April 21, 2007 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 3–0 Manabu Kano Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Gig West 6 November 4, 2006 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 2–0 Yosuke Moriga Submission (rear-naked choke) Powergate 9: Kakuto Revival Festival July 23, 2006 3 2:31 Kobe, Japan
Win 1–0 Tomohiko Yoshida Decision (split) Powergate 6: Tour in Shushinkan Breweries Hall March 5, 2006 3 3:00 Kobe, Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Powergate 6: Official Card and Results". sherdog.com. March 5, 2006.
  2. ^ "Dream 5: Joseph Benavidez vs. Junya Kodo". tapology.com. July 21, 2008.
  3. ^ "VTJ 5th - 06/26/2014: "Yashabo" finishes Jo, Sklavos edges out Miki and more - Full Results". adcombat. June 26, 2014.

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