This article is about the Shooto fighter. For the professional wrestler, see Takeshi Rikio.
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"Lion" Takeshi Inoue (born March 18, 1980) is a Japanese mixed martial artist currently fighting as a lightweight in the Shooto organization. In other organizations such as the WEC he would be considered a featherweight as Shooto's 143 lb. weight class is known as lightweight.
2 Championships and Accomplishments
3 Mixed martial arts record
4 Kickboxing record
5 External links
On May 12, 2006 Inoue defeated Antonio Carvalho by TKO in the first round to become the Shooto World Lightweight (143 lbs.) champion which he would go on to lose in his first title defense against Akitoshi Tamura on May 18, 2007. On November 8, 2007, he defeated Katsuya Toida to become the Pacific Rim Lightweight Champion. Inoue would eventually win back the Shooto World Championon November 29, 2008 after defeating Hideki Kadowaki by unanimous decision at Shooto's Tradition 4 show. He successfully defended his title against Rumina Sato, before losing it to Hatsu Hioki at Shooto - The Way of Shooto 3: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon.
Championships and Accomplishments
2006 Featherweight Fighter of the Year
Shooto Lightweight Championship (Two times)
One Successful Title Defense
Shooto Pacific Rim Lightweight Championship (1 Time)
2004 Shooto Lightweight Rookie Tournament Winner
Mixed martial arts record
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest
Professional MMA record for Takeshi Inoue from Sherdog