Kiyoshi Tamura



Height: 5'11"

Weight: 195 lbs

Real Name: Kiyoshi Tamura

DOB: 12/17/1969

Hometown: Okayama Prefecture, Japan

Other Names: None

Wrestler/Fighter Since: 1989

Finishing Maneuver: Hiza Juji-gatame, Juji-gatame

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #72(1997)

Other Related Websites:
Kiyoshi Tamura - The Other Arena Bio
Kiyoshi Tamura - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (36 - 16)
- UWFI Sumo Hall (December 22, '91) = Kiyoshi Tamura fell to Gary Albright.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (October 23, '92) = Tamura defeated Kazuo Yamazaki.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (February 14, '93) = Tamura was beaten by Nobuhiko Takada.
- UWFI The Fight of Champions (May 6, '93) = Tamura forced Naoki Sano to submit. Later on, Tamura & Nobuhiko Takada fell to Gary Albright & Dan Severn.
- UWFI Sumo Hall (July 18, '93) = Tamura beat Tatsuo Nakano.
- UWFI Shootfighting I (October 4, '93) = Tamura took down Yuko Miyato.
- UWFI Jingu Stadium (December 5, '93) = Tamura won over Dennis Koslowski.
- UWFI 3rd Anniversary Show (February 25, '94) = Tamura lost to Masahito Kakihara.
- UWFI Shootfighting II (April 13, '94) = Tamura beat Bad News Allen in the first round of the Best of the World Tournament.
- UWFI Best of the World Tournament (April/August '94) = Tamura beat Bad News Allen (as mentioned above) and Naoki Sano, then fell to the eventual winner, Super Vader.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (August 18, '94) = Tamura lost to Gary Albright.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (October 8, '94) = Tamura & Dan Severn defeated Yoji Anjoh & Steve Nelson. Later on, Tamura beat Dan Severn.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (January 16, '95) = Tamura won over Gene Lydick.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (June 18, '95) = Tamura took down Gary Albright.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (March 1, '96) = Tamura forced Kazushi Sakuraba to submit.
- UWFI Budokan Hall (May 27, '96) = Tamura again won over Kazushi Sakuraba.
- RINGS Battle Dimensions Tournament '96 (October '96 - January '97) = Tamura defeated Illoukhine Mikhail, Mitsuya Nagai, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, before losing in the finals to Yolk Ham.
- RINGS Battle Dimensions Tournament '97 (October '97 - January '98) = Tamura beat Hanse Nyman, Joop Kasteel, Akira Maeda, and Illoukhine Mikhail to win the tournament and become the first RINGS Heavyweight champion.
- RINGS Akira Maeda Retirement Show (July 20, '98) = Tamura forced Wataru Sakata to submit.
- RINGS Battle Dimensions Tournament '98 (October '98 / January '99) = Team Japan B (Tamura, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka, & Masayoshi Naruse) lost in the first round to Team Russia B (Vladimir Klementiev, Andrei Kopolov, & Nikolai Zuev). Team Georgia (Bitszade Amilon, Bitszade Tariel, & Grom Zaza) won the tournament.
- RINGS Budokan Hall (January 23, '99) = Tamura was forced to submit to Tsuyoshi Kohsaka.
- RINGS The Final (February 21, '99) = Tamura beat Valentjin Overeem.
- RINGS King of Kings Tournament I (October '99 - February '00) = Tamura defeated Dave Henne, Boris Jeliaskov, and Renzo Gracie, then fell to Renato Babalu. Dan Henderson won the tournament.
- Coliseum '00 (May 26) = Tamura won, via unanimous decision, over Jeremy Horn.
- RINGS King of Kings Tournament II (October '00 - February '01) = Tamura beat Grom Zaza, then lost to the eventual winner, Antonio Noguiera.
- RINGS Sumo Hall (February 24, '01) = Tamura lost, via majority decision, to Renato Babalu.
- Pride 19 (February 24, '02) = Tamura lost in the 2nd round to the Pride Middleweight Champion, Wanderlei Silva.
- Pride 21 (June 23, '02) = Tamura quickly lost in the first round to Bob Sapp.
- Pride 23 (November 24, '02) = Tamura defeated Nobuhiko Takada in the 2nd round.
- Pride Shockwave '03 (December 31) = Tamura beat Rony Sefo in the 1st round.
- Pride 29 (February 20, '05) = Tamura won over Aliyev Makhmud in the 1st round.
- Pride Critical Countdown '05 (June 26) = Tamura won, via unanimous decision, over Makoto Takimoto.
- Pride 31 (February 26, '06) = Tamura was forced to submit to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the 1st round.
- Pride Shockwave '06 (December 31) = Tamura KO'ed Ikuhisa Minowa in the 1st round.
- IGF Fighting Now Bom-Ba-Ye (June 29, '07) = Tamura & Ryuki Ueyama beat Yuki Kotake & Hidehisa Matsuda.
- K-1 Hero's Middleweight Tournament (July - September '07) = Tamura lost in the opening match to Taiei Kin (2nd round). JZ Calvan won the tournament.
- K-1 Dynamite!! '07 (December 31) = Tamura won an "MMA" Match over Hideo Tokoro in the 3rd round.
- Dream #2 (April 29, '08) = Tamura took down Masakatsu Funaki in the 1st round of the Dream Middleweight Grand Prix. Unfortunately, Tamura later dropped out of the tournament, and was replaced by Melvin Manhoef.

Title Summary:
- RINGS Heavyweight Champion (1/21/98 - ??)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
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