Takanori
Gomi
35-9-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 25 fights.
Record: 35-9-0, 1NC
Summary: Accomplished wrestler, knockout power

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Fireball Kid
From: Kanagawa Japan
Fights Out Of: Tokyo Japan
Age: 35
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
902
39% Successful
356
Types of Successful Strikes
0
356
88% Standing
313
32
11
Striking Defense
58
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
4
25% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
3
1
Takedown Defense
63
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Myles Jury Sep 20, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Takanori Gomi -- -- -- --
Win
Takanori Gomi Apr 26, 2014
130 0 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Isaac Vallie-Flagg 107 1 0 0
Loss
Takanori Gomi Mar 2, 2013
81 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Diego Sanchez 65 2 1 0
Win
Takanori Gomi Nov 10, 2012
54 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Split
Mac Danzig 64 2 1 1
Win
Takanori Gomi Feb 25, 2012
48 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Eiji Mitsuoka 32 1 1 1
Loss
Nate Diaz Sep 24, 2011
36 0 3 1 R1 Submission
Takanori Gomi 4 0 0 0
Loss
Clay Guida Jan 1, 2011
12 3 2 2 R2 Submission
Takanori Gomi 14 0 0 0
Win
Tyson Griffin Aug 1, 2010
3 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Takanori Gomi 5 0 0 0
Loss
Kenny Florian Mar 31, 2010
51 1 1 3 R3 Submission
Takanori Gomi 20 0 0 0
Nick Diaz
PRIDE 33: The Second Coming
Feb 24, 2007
64 0 1 0 R2 Overturned
Takanori Gomi 43 3 0 1
Win
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Shockwave 2006
Dec 31, 2006
14 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Mitsuhiro Ishida 0 0 0 0
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Bushido 13
Nov 5, 2006
29 0 0 0 R2 Decision - Split
Marcus Aurelio 26 2 0 0
Win
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Bushido 12
Aug 27, 2006
28 1 2 3 R1 Submission
David Baron 17 0 0 0
Loss
Marcus Aurelio
PRIDE Bushido 10
Apr 2, 2006
3 1 2 2 R1 Submission
Takanori Gomi 0 0 0 0
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Shockwave 2005
Dec 31, 2005
21 0 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Hayato Sakurai 10 0 0 0
Win
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Bushido 9: The Tournament
Sep 25, 2005
53 2 0 0 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Luiz Azeredo 40 2 0 0
Win
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Bushido 9: The Tournament
Sep 25, 2005
35 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Tatsuya Kawajiri 22 0 0 0
Win
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Bushido 8
Jul 17, 2005
44 2 3 6 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Jean Silva 11 0 0 0
Win
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Bushido 7
May 22, 2005
8 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Luiz Azeredo 16 0 0 0
Win
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Shockwave 2004
Dec 31, 2004
71 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jens Pulver 44 0 0 0
Win
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Bushido 5
Oct 14, 2004
13 4 3 6 R1 Submission
Charles Bennett 5 1 0 0
Win
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Bushido 4
Jul 19, 2004
32 1 0 2 R1 KO/TKO
Fabio Mello 7 0 0 0
Win
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Bushido 3
May 23, 2004
5 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Ralph Gracie 0 0 0 0
Win
Takanori Gomi
PRIDE Bushido 2
Feb 15, 2004
15 1 0 4 R1 KO/TKO
Jadson Costa 1 0 0 0
Loss
BJ Penn
ROTR 4
Oct 10, 2003
42 4 1 8 R3 Submission
Takanori Gomi 13 2 2 0

Biography

TRAINING: A good combination of running, lifting weights, and sparring.

 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I was baseball pitcher until I was a senior in Jr. High School. When I stopped playing baseball, I got this lost and empty feeling. Maybe it was because I wasn’t satisfied with not participating in sports, which I was always very active in before. When I was feeling down and low, I watched a boxing match. At the end of the fight, the winning boxer smiled and said, “I can still fight, I still have strength left in me.” I was intrigued by this boxer, wondering what was going on with this man; how can anyone have energy left after such a furious fight? All of sudden, I felt that this is the path I should take. That’s why I joined Sagamihara Yonekura Boxing Gym right after my High School was selected and set to go. I ended up leaving High School after one year, since then I was desperate to make a living as a fighter.   

What ranks and titles have you held? PRIDE Grand Prix 2005 Champion, the first PRIDE Lightweight Champion, the fifth Shooto Welterweight Champion

Do you have any heroes? Eikichi Yazawa (Japanese Musician), Manny Pacquiao

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? This is my last challenge as a fighter. I want to see how far I can go on the world stage.

What was your job before you started fighting? I never had a steady job and I never wanted a steady job. Fighting is my life and job, that’s all I ever wanted. Other than that, I held a part-time job as a life guard and I packed food.    
 
Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke

Favorite striking technique:
Boxing, body shot

•    Defeated the legendary Rumina Sato for the SHOOTO title in 2001.

•    In 2004, he made his debut in PRIDE with a first round TKO of Jadson Costa that kicked off one of the greatest runs in the organization’s history. From 2004 to 2007, Gomi went 13-1 with 1 NC, defeating Ralph Gracie (with a PRIDE record six second KO), Jens Pulver, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Luiz Azeredo, and David Baron, among others, while winning the 2005 Lightweight Grand Prix that earned him the first PRIDE lightweight championship.

•    Lost 2003 bout to BJ Penn in Hawaii

•    Fought a 2007 No Contest with Diaz’ brother Nick in PRIDE bout

•    Also owns wins over Duane Ludwig, Dokonjonosuke Mishima, and Chris Brennan in non-PRIDE bouts; has also faced Nick Diaz and Joachim Hansen.

•    13 wins by TKO / KO, six by submission

•    Has won three of his last four

Career

Key Opponents

Nick Diaz
Nick Diaz
27-9-1
( W-L-D )
Clay Guida
Clay Guida
31-12-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
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Win
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Win
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