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"Lion"

21-9-0

Takeshi Inoue

"Lion" Takeshi Inoue

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  • Given Name: 井上 武, Inoue Takeshi
  • Professional MMA Record: 21-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Lion
  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1980.03.18
  • Last Fight: December 21, 2013 in RFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.1 lbs
  • Affiliation: Shooting Gym Yokohama
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
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Takeshi Inoue Wiki Update Wiki

Takeshi Inoue is a Japanese MMA fighter born on March 18, 1980 in Yokohama, Japan. Takeshi is mostly known by his MMA name Lion Takeshi. Lion Takeshi trains and fights out of the Shooting Gym Yokohama. His MMA background is in the art of judo in which he has trained in since his junior high school days where he competed in various tournaments through his high school years.


LIon Takeshi began his MMA career competing in amateur Shooto tournaments in 2001 and 2002. He made his pro debut by defeating Hayate Usui by unanimous decision on May 30, 2003.


Inoue is a veteran Lightweight (145) fighter who has fought in Dream and primarily in Shooto. He was the 2004 Shooto Lightweight Tournament Champion and a 2 time Lightweight champion with the organization. On New Year's Eve 2011 Takeshi fought fellow striker Hiroyuki Takaya for the Dream featherweight title but ultimately fell short loosing by unamious decision. He holds notable victories over Caol Uno, Koichiro Matsumoto, Rumina Sato, Alexandre Nogueira, Cole Miller, Antonio Carvalho, and Akitoshi Tamura.


Inoue also holds a professional Kickboxing record of 1-1.



Last updated 12.17.2013, 6:45 PM ET
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Takeshi Inoue MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:19 Round 2 of 3, 8:19 Total
Robert Lisita
Rebel FC 1: Into the Lion's Den
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2013.12.21
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Yusuke Yachi
VTJ 3rd
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg
2013.10.05
Weigh-In: 145.064 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Kenji Osawa
Ref: Toshiharu Suzuki
VTJ 1st
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg
2012.12.24
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Hiroyuki Takaya
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Dream: Fight For Japan! New Year! 2011
Main Card | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 65 kg
2011.12.31
Odds: -160 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 142.86 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
4:17 Round 1 of 3
Caol Uno
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Dream 17
Main Card | Featherweight | 65 kg
2011.09.24
Odds: -110 Near Even | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
6:51 Round 1 of 2
Koichiro Matsumoto
Dream: Fight For Japan!
Main Card | Featherweight | 65 kg
2011.05.29
Odds: -195 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Taiki Tsuchiya Shooto 2011.04.28
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Kazuyuki Miyata
Ref: Moritaka Oshiro
Dream 16
Main Card | Featherweight | 63 kg
2010.09.25
Odds: -130 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split Hatsu Hioki Shooto 2010.05.30
Win | Submission | Armlock Gerald Lovato Shooto 2010.01.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Alexandre Franca Nogueira Vale Tudo Japan 2009.10.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Rumina Sato Shooto 2009.05.10
Win | Decision | Unanimous Hideki Kadowaki Shooto 2008.11.29
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Savant Young Shooto 2008.05.03
Win | Decision | Unanimous Katsuya Toida Shooto 2007.11.08
Win | Submission | Choke Marc Duncan Shooto 2007.07.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Akitoshi Tamura Shooto 2007.05.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Hiroyuki Abe Shooto 2007.02.17
Win | Submission | Choke Navid Yousefi Shooto 2006.10.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous Cole Miller Shooto 2006.07.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Antonio Carvalho Shooto 2006.05.12
Win | Decision | Unanimous Makoto Ishikawa Shooto 2006.02.17
Win | Decision | Majority Akitoshi Tamura Shooto 2005.11.06
Loss | Decision | Majority Antonio Carvalho Shooto 2005.08.20
Win | Submission | Choke Jin Kazeta Shooto 2005.03.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punch Hayate Usui Shooto 2004.11.12
Win | Decision | Unanimous Keisuke Yamada Shooto 2004.07.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Yohei Suzuki Shooto 2004.03.22
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Masanori Sugatani Shooto 2003.10.31
Win | Decision | Unanimous Hayate Usui Shooto 2003.05.30

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