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Takeshi Inoue

"Lion" Takeshi Inoue

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  • Given Name: 井上 武, Inoue Takeshi
  • MMA Record: 23-10-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Lion
  • Current Streak: 2 Wins
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1980.03.18
  • Last Fight: September 19, 2016 in VTJ
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.7 lbs
  • Affiliation: Rising Sun
  • 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 Featherweight Ranking History

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Takeshi Inoue MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:17 Round 2 of 3, 9:17 Total

Jp Yojiro Uchimura
22-10-0 13-8-3

Jp VTJ 8th
Co-Main Event | 66 kg | 66 kg

2016.09.19
Weigh-In: 145.7 lbs (66.1 kgs) | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Fumiya Sasaki
21-10-0 8-10-1

Jp Mobstyles 15th Anniversary: Fight & Mosh
Main Card | Lightweight | 66 kg

2015.05.03
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Isao Kobayashi
21-9-0 15-1-4

Jp VTJ 6th
Co-Main Event | 66 kg | 66 kg

2014.10.04
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:19 Round 2 of 3, 8:19 Total

Au Robert Lisita
21-8-0 13-5-0

Sg Rebel FC 1: Into the Lion's Den
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.12.21
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Yusuke Yachi
21-7-0 9-4-0

Jp VTJ 3rd
Main Card | Featherweight | 66 kg

2013.10.05
Weigh-In: 145.1 lbs (65.8 kgs)
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Kenji Osawa
21-6-0 18-10-2

Jp VTJ 1st
Main Card | Bantamweight | 61 kg

2012.12.24
Referee: Toshiharu Suzuki
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Jp Hiroyuki Takaya
21-5-0 16-9-1

Jp Dream: Fight For Japan! New Year! 2011
Main Card | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 65 kg

2011.12.31
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 142.9 lbs (64.8 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
4:17 Round 1 of 3

Jp Caol Uno
20-5-0 26-14-5

Jp Dream 17
Main Card | Featherweight | 65 kg

2011.09.24
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs (65.0 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
6:51 Round 1 of 2

Jp Koichiro Matsumoto
19-5-0 14-2-1

Jp Dream: Fight For Japan!
Main Card | Featherweight | 65 kg

2011.05.29
Odds: -195 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs (65.0 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Taiki Tsuchiya

Jp Shooto

2011.04.28
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Kazuyuki Miyata
18-4-0 9-7-0

Jp Dream 16
Main Card | Featherweight | 63 kg

2010.09.25
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs (65.0 kgs) | Referee: Moritaka Oshiro
Loss | Decision | Split

Jp Hatsu Hioki

Jp Shooto

2010.05.30
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Gerald Lovato

Jp Shooto

2010.01.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Br Alexandre Franca Nogueira

Jp Vale Tudo Japan

2009.10.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Rumina Sato

Jp Shooto

2009.05.10
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Hideki Kadowaki

Jp Shooto

2008.11.29
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Savant Young

Jp Shooto

2008.05.03
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Katsuya Toida

Jp Shooto

2007.11.08
Win | Submission | Choke

Nl Marc Duncan

Jp Shooto

2007.07.15
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Akitoshi Tamura

Jp Shooto

2007.05.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Jp Hiroyuki Abe

Jp Shooto

2007.02.17
Win | Submission | Choke

Navid Yousefi

Jp Shooto

2006.10.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Cole Miller

Jp Shooto

2006.07.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ca Antonio Carvalho

Jp Shooto

2006.05.12
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Makoto Ishikawa

Jp Shooto

2006.02.17
Win | Decision | Majority

Jp Akitoshi Tamura

Jp Shooto

2005.11.06
Loss | Decision | Majority

Ca Antonio Carvalho

Jp Shooto

2005.08.20
Win | Submission | Choke

Jp Jin Kazeta

Jp Shooto

2005.03.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Jp Hayate Usui

Jp Shooto

2004.11.12
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Keisuke Yamada

Jp Shooto

2004.07.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Jp Yohei Suzuki

Jp Shooto

2004.03.22
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Jp Masanori Sugatani

Jp Shooto

2003.10.31
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Hayate Usui

Jp Shooto

2003.05.30

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.



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