Japan’s Top Lightweight Koji Takeda

Koji Takeda #1 Lightweight Prospect from Japan 12-1 record is one of the faces of Rizin(Japan’s #1 Promotion). Former Deep Lightweight Champion before signing with Rizin. Takeda making a name for himself for Rizin, Fighting for them in the prime of his career at 27 years old.


Koji Takeda defeated Takasuke Kume at Rizin 27. Unanimous decision.

Koji is the next version of Takanori Gomi and future Rizin Lightweight Champion. Showing the world he’s the best Lightweight from Japan, Become one of the faces of the Rizin Promotion.

  • Defeated 10 fighters with winning records
  • Defeated Takasume Kume Former Pancrase Lightweight Champion
  • 12-1 record, 25 years old
  • Trains at Brave GYM

After the impressive win against Takasuke Kume, Revenging his ONLY loss to Damien Brown at Rizin 29 or Rizin 30.

“I blame that loss on nobody but myself. I injured my back about ten days before the fight, and it was my decision to still fight with an injured back. I was devastated with the loss and it took me time to get over it, but I was able to bounce back with the support of the people around me which I am truly grateful for.”

https://asianmma.com/koji-takeda-wants-to-erase-memories-of-maiden-defeat-at-rizin-24/

Showing he’s the best Lightweight Rizin has, Argument between him and Tofiq Musaev for the #1 Rizin Lightweight.

Watch out for Koji Takeda the well rounded world class fighter high level wrestler from Japan to now prosper for the #1 Japanese MMA promotion Rizin…

Fights against Damien Brown, Daron Cruickshank, Luiz Gustavo in 2021. Leading to a title shot against Tofiq Musaev. Takeda wants to compete against the best of the best fighters, Well facing Tofiq Musaev definitely help.

Facing a Bellator Lightweight like… Brent Primus, Myles Jury, Alfie Davis to name a few. Bellator/Rizin Cross Promotion if Covid-19 slows down.

Having made the decision to put education on the backburner in order to pursue his MMA dreams the 25 year old is totally committed to the sport. He wants to earn a first Rizin win and ultimately follow in the footsteps of Jiri Prochazka and Manel Kape by signing for the UFC,

https://asianmma.com/koji-takeda-wants-to-erase-memories-of-maiden-defeat-at-rizin-24/

Me personally Tofiq Musaev vs Koji Takeda is a Rizin Lightweight DREAM Fight I hope happens in 2021. GREAT for Rizin I’ll definitely order the pay-per-view like a degenerate MMA hardcore fan.

Takeda is a special talent, Leading the charge for Japan MMA in the future. Looking forward to Takeda 2021 campaign.

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