Biography(references)Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Takeshi Inoue" mixed martial artist – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR On May 12, 2006, Inoue defeated Antonio Carvalho by TKO in the first round to become the Shooto World Lightweight 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.
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MMAFighting: 2006 Featherweight Fighter of the Year
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