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Akitoshi Tamura (born May 31, 1980 in Japan) is a mixed martial arts fighter from Japan. He competed almost exclusively in the Shooto organization, before making his debut at the WEC 37. In 2007, he was the lightweight champion of Shooto. He is currently ranked as the #5 Bantamweight in the world by the MMAWeekly Worldwide Ranking System.[1]. Tamura is a freestyle fighter.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Tamura made his professional debut in the Shooto organization in a fight against Eiji Murayama, in August 2001, and lost on a technical decision (he later returned to face Murayama in 2004, only for the match to end in a draw). He has made MMA headlines when he defeated Takeshi Inoue in 2007, which won him the title of Shooto lightweight champion. He has also participated in GCM and MARS events, achieving a TKO over Masaomi Saito in the former, and a first round submission over Ian Loveland in the latter.

Akitoshi Tamura made his WEC debut at WEC 37. Although Akitoshi had a reputation of being one of the world's best in his weight class[2], he lost to former IFL featherweight champion Wagnney Fabiano, for whom it was also his WEC debut[3]. For his next fight, Tamura made his 135 lb. debut in the bantamweight division at WEC 40 against former world title challenger Manny Tapia. Tamura defeated Tapia by unanimous decision. He was scheduled to fight Damacio Page on October 10, 2009 at WEC 43.[4], but pulled out with an undisclosed injury. He was replaced in the bout by WEC newcomer Will Campuzano.

Tamura was defeated by WEC veteran Charlie Valencia via split decision on January 10, 2010 at WEC 46.[5]


MMA recordEdit

Template:Start box |- |align="center" style = "background: #f0f0f0"| Result |align="center" style = "background: #f0f0f0"| Record |align="center" style = "background: #f0f0f0"| Opponent |align="center" style = "background: #f0f0f0"| Method |align="center" style = "background: #f0f0f0"| Event |align="center" style = "background: #f0f0f0"| Date |align="center" style = "background: #f0f0f0"| Round |align="center" style = "background: #f0f0f0"| Time |align="center" style = "background: #f0f0f0"| Notes |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |13-8-2 |United States flag Charlie Valencia |Decision (Spilt) |WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson |01/10/2010 |3 |5:00 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |13-7-2 |United States flag Manny Tapia |Decision (Unanimous) |WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki |4/5/2009 |3 |5:00 |Bantamweight debut |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |12-7-2 |Brazil flag Wagnney Fabiano |Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) |WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia |12/3/2008 |3 |4:48 |WEC debut |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |12-6-2 |Japan flag Rumina Sato |Submission (North-South Choke) |Shooto - Shooto Tradition 1 |5/3/2008 |3 |2:37 |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |11-6-2 |Japan flag Hideki Kadowaki |Decision (Majority) |Shooto - Back To Our Roots 8 |3/28/2008 |3 |5:00 |Lost Shooto Lightweight Championship |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |11-5-2 |Japan flag Takeshi Inoue |Decision (Unanimous) |Shooto - Back To Our Roots 3 |5/18/2007 |3 |5:00 |Won Shooto Lightweight Championship |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |10-5-2 |Japan flag Tenkei Oda |Decision (Unanimous) |Shooto - Back To Our Roots 1 |2/17/2007 |3 |5:00 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |9-5-2 |Japan flag Akiyo Nishiura |Decision (Unanimous) |Shooto - Rookie Tournament Final |12/2/2006 |2 |5:00 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |8-5-2 |Japan flag Sakae Kasuya |Submission (Armbar) |Shooto 2006 - 9/8 in Korakuen Hall |9/8/2006 |1 |2:16 |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |7-5-2 |Japan flag Tenkei Oda |KO (Punch) |Shooto: The Devilock |5/12/2006 |1 |2:10 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |7-4-2 |Japan flag Masaomi Saito |TKO (Knees) |GCM - D.O.G. 5 |4/1/2006 |1 |1:02 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |6-4-2 |United States flag Ian Loveland |Submission (Triangle Choke) |MARS |2/4/2006 |1 |3:40 |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |5-4-2 |Japan flag Takeshi Inoue |Decision (Majority) |Shooto - 11/6 in Korakuen Hall |2/24/2007 |3 |5:00 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |5-3-2 |Japan flag Hayate Usui |Technical Submission (Rear Naked Choke) |Shooto - 9/23 in Korakuen Hall |9/23/2005 |2 |4:51 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |4-3-2 |Japan flag Fanjin Son |Decision (Majority) |Shooto 2005 - 7/30 in Korakuen Hall |7/30/2005 |2 |5:00 |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |3-3-2 |Japan flag Hideki Kadowaki |Decision (Unanimous) |Shooto - 3/11 in Korakuen Hall |3/11/2005 |2 |5:00 |- |Draw |3-2-2 |Japan flag Eiji Murayama |Draw |Shooto - 3/22 in Korakuen Hall |3/22/2004 |2 |5:00 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |3-2-1 |Japan flag Yohei Nanbu |Decision (Unanimous) |Shooto - Wanna Shooto 2003 |11/3/2003 |2 |5:00 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |2-2-1 |Japan flag Masatoshi Kobayashi |Decision (Unanimous) |Shooto - 3/18 in Korakuen Hall |3/18/2003 |2 |5:00 |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |1-2-1 |Japan flag Hiroshi Komatsu |Technical Decision (Unanimous) |Shooto - GIG East 10 |8/27/2002 |2 |0:33 |- |Draw |1-1-1 |Japan flag Jin Kazeta |Draw |Shooto - Treasure Hunt 2 |1/25/2002 |2 |5:00 |- |style="background: #ddffdd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-yes2" |Win |1-1-0 |Japan flag Kohichi Tanaka |Decision (Unanimous) |Shooto - GIG East 5 |8/15/2001 |2 |5:00 |- |style="background: #ffdddd; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no2" |Loss |0-1-0 |Japan flag Eiji Murayama |Technical Decision (Unanimous) |Shooto - Wanna Shooto 2001 |4/8/2001 |2 |N/A

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