Yasuko Tamada

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Yasuko Tamada
Born (1967-06-30) June 30, 1967 (age 49)[1]
Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Other names Tama-chan
Ikuko
Residence Japan
Nationality Japanese
Height 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
Weight 100 lb (45 kg)
Division Featherweight (45.4 kg – 48.0 kg) (Jewels)
Fighting out of Japan
Team Abe Ani Combat Club
Trainer Megumi Fujii
Years active 2005–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 27
Wins 15
By submission 2
By decision 13
Losses 9
By knockout 1
By decision 8
Draws 3
Other information
Website Official blog
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: January 1, 2014 (2014-01-01)

Yasuko Tamada (玉田 育子, tamada yasuko, born (1967-06-30)June 30, 1967)[1] is a Japanese female mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. She previously fought as a flyweight in the Valkyrie promotion and was the only Valkyrie Flyweight Champion.[2] She later fought for Jewels and now competes for Deep.

Tamada is currently ranked as the #6 female atomweight (96-106 lb) fighter in the world according to the Unified Women's Mixed Martial Arts Rankings.[3]

Grappling career[edit]

Tamada started fighting in the grappling tournament Girl Fight Challenge (GFC) on October 14, 2002 (2002-10-14).[4] She managed to make it to the finals of a Smackgirl grappling tournament on May 16, 2004 (2004-05-16) where she lost to Yasuko Mogi.[5] Tamada won a Smackgirl tournament on April 29, 2005 (2005-04-29) by defeating Naomi[6] and was runner-up in 2006 and 2007.[7][8][9] Her last grappling bout was at Gi Grappling 2008.[10]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Tamada made her professional debut in MMA with a split decision victory against Maho Muranami. Her next fights resulted in four losses and two draws. She rebounded with seven consecutive wins. After a draw in Valkyrie's first event, she won her next three fights. At Valkyrie 06, she became Valkyrie Flyweight Champion by defeating Naoko Omuro in her most impressive performance to date.[2]

At Valkyrie 08 on November 28, 2010 (2010-11-28), in an upset, Tamada was defeated by Naho Sugiyama via unanimous decision in a non-title bout in which Sugiyama dominated Tamada during the three rounds.[11][12][13]

Tamada faced Kikuyo Ishikawa in the opening round of the Jewels Featherweight Queen tournament at Jewels 16th Ring on September 11, 2011 (2011-09-11) in Tokyo.[14] She was defeated by unanimous decision.[15][16]

Tamada then faced Sachiko Yamamoto at Jewels 17th Ring on December 17, 2011 (2011-12-17).[17] She was defeated by split decision.[18][19]

On May 26, 2012 (2012-05-26), Tamada faced Naho Sugiyama in a non-title rematch at Jewels 19th Ring in Osaka, Japan.[20] She was defeated by majority decision.[21]

Tamada faced Naoko Omuro for a third time at Jewels 20th Ring on July 21, 2012 (2012-07-21).[22][23] She defeated Omuro by technical submission due to an armbar in the second round.[24][25]

Tamada next faced Satomi Takano at Jewels 22nd Ring on December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15).[26][27] She defeated Takano by unanimous decision.[28][29]

Tamada competed against Yukiko Seki for the third time at Deep Jewels 1 on August 31, 2013 (2013-08-31).[30] She defeated Seki by unanimous decision.[31][32]

Tamada made her US debut for Invicta Fighting Championships on September 6, 2014. She faced Michelle Waterson for the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship. Tamada lost the fight via TKO in the third round which was the first time she had ever lost via TKO.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15–9–3 Michelle Waterson TKO (knee & punches) Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs. Tamada September 6, 2014 3 4:58 Kansas City, Missouri, United States For the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship.
Win 15–8–3 Yukiko Seki Decision (unanimous) Deep Jewels 1 August 31, 2013 2 5:00 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Japan
Win 14–8–3 Satomi Takano Decision (unanimous) Jewels 22nd Ring December 15, 2012 2 5:00 Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–8–3 Naoko Omuro Technical Submission (armbar) Jewels 20th Ring July 21, 2012 2 1:05 Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 12–8–3 Naho Sugiyama Decision (majority) Jewels 19th Ring May 26, 2012 2 5:00 Taisho-ku, Osaka, Japan Non-title bout. Sugiyama failed to make the weight.
Loss 12–7–3 Sachiko Yamamoto Decision (split) Jewels 17th Ring December 17, 2011 2 5:00 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Japan Jewels Featherweight Queen tournament reserve bout
Loss 12–6–3 Kikuyo Ishikawa Decision (unanimous) Jewels 16th Ring September 11, 2011 2 5:00 Koto, Tokyo, Japan Jewels Featherweight Queen tournament quarterfinal
Loss 12–5–3 Naho Sugiyama Decision (unanimous) Valkyrie 08 November 28, 2010 3 3:00 Koto, Tokyo, Japan Non-title bout
Win 12–4–3 Naoko Omuro Decision (unanimous) Valkyrie 06 June 19, 2010 3 5:00 Koto, Tokyo, Japan Won Valkyrie Flyweight Championship
Win 11–4–3 Yukiko Seki Decision (unanimous) Valkyrie 05 April 11, 2010 3 3:00 Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–4–3 Fujuko Hamada Decision (unanimous) Valkyrie 04 February 11, 2010 3 3:00 Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Win 9–4–3 Misaki Takimoto Decision (unanimous) Jewels 2nd Ring February 4, 2009 2 5:00 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Japan
Draw 8–4–3 Naoko Omuro Draw (majority) Valkyrie 01 November 8, 2008 3 3:00 Koto, Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–4–2 Fukuko Hamada Decision (unanimous) Deep: 36 Impact July 27, 2008 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 7–4–2 Kayo Nagayasu Decision (majority) Shooto: 6/26 in Kitazawa Town Hall June 26, 2008 2 5:00 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–4–2 Maho Muranami Decision (unanimous) Smackgirl: Starting Over December 26, 2007 2 5:00 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–4–2 Yuka Okumura Submission (rear-naked choke) Zst: Swat! Rx1 September 9, 2007 1 7:34 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–4–2 Masako Yoshida Decision (unanimous) Smackgirl: Summerfest 2007 July 26, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–4–2 Kayo Nagayasu Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Battle Mix Tokyo 2 March 30, 2007 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–4–2 Yukiko Seki Decision (unanimous) Smackgirl: Legend of Extreme Women November 29, 2006 2 5:00 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1–4–2 Ayumi Saito Decision (unanimous) Smackgirl: Women Hold Their Ground September 15, 2006 2 5:00 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1–3–2 Masako Yoshida Decision (majority) G-Shooto: G-Shooto 06 June 11, 2006 2 5:00 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Draw 1–2–2 Kayo Nagayasu Draw G-Shooto: G-Shooto 05 May 6, 2006 2 5:00 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Japan
Draw 1–2–1 Eri Kaneya Draw G-Shooto: G-Shooto 04 March 11, 2006 2 5:00 Kabukicho, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1–2–0 Masako Yoshida Decision (split) Smackgirl: Shimokita Experiment League October 15, 2005 2 5:00 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Loss 1–1–0 Yuki Furudate Decision (split) G-Shooto: Plus03 September 16, 2005 2 5:00 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0–0 Maho Muranami Decision (split) G-Shooto: Plus02 July 12, 2005 2 5:00 Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan

Championships[edit]

  • Valkyrie Flyweight Champion (2010)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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