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Akira Maeda


Win Rate
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Akira Maeda

Akira Maeda is a Japanese mixed martial arts promoter, writer and retired professional wrestler and mixed martial artist of Korean descent. Maeda was also known by the ring name Kwik-kik-Lee during his time on the British wrestling show World of Sport . He founded Fighting Network RINGS in 1991 which would become one of the top MMA promotions before it folded in 2002.
Fighter Trivia
Maeda's interest in martial arts developed as a schoolboy while watching the Ultraman television series. By the time he was in high school, his only interests were motorcycles and karate. He is friends with Mother series creator Shigesato Itoi.

Awards & Accolades

  • Joint Promotions: European Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Fighting Network RINGS: RINGS Battle Dimensions Tournament (1993–1996)
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling: IWGP Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Osamu Kido (1) and Nobuhiko Takada (1)
  • New Japan Pro-Wrestling: Greatest Wrestlers (Class of 2009)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated: PWI ranked him #40 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated: PWI ranked him #13 of the 100 best tag teams during the "PWI Years" with Nobuhiko Takada in 2003
  • Tokyo Sports: Effort Award (1981)
  • Tokyo Sports: Match of the Year Award (1986) vs. Tatsumi Fujinami on June 12
  • Tokyo Sports: MVP Award (1989)
  • Tokyo Sports: Special Grand Prize (1988)
  • Tokyo Sports: Technique Award (1983)
  • Universal Wrestling Federation: UWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • World Wrestling Federation: WWF International Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards: Promoter of the Year (1989)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards: Wrestler of the Year (1988)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards: Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)

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