Takashi Nakakura

Takashi Nakakura (Japanese: 中蔵隆志, Nakakura Takashi, born March 23, 1977) is a Japanese mixed martial artist, and the former Shooto welterweight champion.[citation needed] Nakakura is also a seido kaikan karate and Judo black belt. He took up Judo for three years in high school and soon after started training in seido kaikan karate where he took 2nd in the West Japan B-league competition losing only to Tsuyoshi Nakasako, a current K-1 fighter.

Takashi Nakakura
Born (1977-03-23) March 23, 1977 (age 43)
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Fighting out ofOsaka, Japan
TeamShooto Gym Osaka
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission4
By knockout2
By decision2
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

MMA careerEdit

Nakakura made his Shooto debut in 2002, in GIG: East 11. He won by submission (rear naked choke) over Heima Hashimoto in a fight that lasted a bit over three minutes. He remained undefeated for two years, until losing by decision to Takumi Nakayama in 2004. On May 3, 2008, he fought Ganjo Tetsuku at Shooto's Tradition 01 event for Shooto's Vacant welterweight championship, which he won by Unanimous Decision.

May 10, 2009 Shooto Tradition Final, Nakakura fought a non title bout against former Pride Fighting Championships lightweight title holder Takanori Gomi. Although Nakakura was willing stand and strike with Gomi, he was dominated from the opening bell. Takanori Gomi had dropped and stopped the Shooto champion with strikes at 4:42 into the second round. A few months later he vacates his Shooto belt due to eye injury.[1]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 11 wins 4 losses
By knockout 1 2
By submission 4 0
By decision 6 2
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–4–1 Kuniyoshi Hironaka Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooto Tradition 2011 April 29, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 11–3–1 Takanori Gomi KO (punches) Shooto: Shooto Tradition Final May 10, 2009 2 4:42 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11–2–1 Bendy Casimir Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: Shooto Tradition 4 November 29, 2008 1 4:58 Tokyo, Japan
Win 10–2–1 Ganjo Tentsuku Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Shooto Tradition 1 May 3, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won vacant Shooto Lightweight Championship. Later vacated after losing non title fight to Takanori Gomi
Win 9–2–1 Yusuke Endo Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 6 November 8, 2007 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 8–2–1 Jani Lax Submission (achilles lock) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 4 July 15, 2007 1 2:54 Tokyo, Japan
Win 7–2–1 Mizuto Hirota Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Back To Our Roots 1 February 17, 2007 3 5:00 Yokohama Kanagawa, Japan Won vacant Shooto Pacific Rim Welterweight Championship. Later vacated after winning Shooto Lightweight Championship.
Draw 6–2–1 Ganjo Tentsuku Draw Shooto: Champion Carnival October 14, 2006 3 5:00 Yokohama Kanagawa, Japan
Loss 6–2 Mitsuhiro Ishida TKO (cut) Shooto: Alive Road August 20, 2005 3 1:31 Yokohama Kanagawa, Japan
Win 6–1 Ray Cooper TKO (cut) Shooto: 5/4 in Korakuen Hall May 4, 2005 2 1:14 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–1 Kenichiro Togashi Decision (unanimous) Shooto 2004: 10/17 in Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium October 17, 2004 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Loss 4–1 Takumi Nakayama Decision (unanimous) Shooto 2004: 4/11 in Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium April 11, 2004 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 4–0 Saburo Kawakatsu Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Gig West 4 October 12, 2003 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 3–0 Masato Fujiwara Submission (triangle choke) Shooto 2003: 6/27 in Hiroshima Sun Plaza June 27, 2003 1 3:48 Hiroshima, Japan
Win 2–0 Masaya Takita Decision (unanimous) Shooto: Gig West 3 October 27, 2002 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 1–0 Heima Hashimoto Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto: Gig East 11 September 25, 2002 2 3:17 Tokyo, Japan