Lion Takeshi is Fighting for Japan

[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on MMA-Japan, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]

Lion Takeshi will once again step into the white ring under the DREAM banner when he faces Koichiro Matsumoto, a DEEP veteran who is no slouch.

Matsumoto is the current DEEP featherweight Champion  while Takeshi was the 143 lb champion of the Shooto organization.  Takeshi lost the title in a fight of the year candidate to Hatsu Hioki at Shooto: Like a Tiger, Like a Dragon by way of split decision.

This will be a very fun match-up.  Takeshi just fought on April 29th in the Shooto:  Shooto Tradition 2011 where he won by way of technical knockout.

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