|Other names Da Jaguar|
Name Takasuke Kume
|Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
Wins by knockout 1
|Born April 28, 1985 (age 30)
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan (1985-04-28) |
Weight 154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)
Division Lightweight (155 lb) Welterweight (170 lb)
Fighting out of Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Mma japan interview with takasuke kume
Takasuke Kume (久米 鷹介, Kume Takasuke, born April 28, 1985) is a Japanese mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division.
Kume started his professional career in 2007. He fought mainly for Shooto, but also fought for Pancrase and Heat early in his career.
Kume faced Takuya Sato on December 13, 2008 at Shooto: The Rookie Tournament 2008 Final. While the fight was officially ruled a draw (19–19, 19–19, 19–19), Kume lost an extra round (10–9, 10–9, 10–9) and Sato was crowned the 2008 Shooto 167-pound rookie champion.
Kume faced Yoichiro Sato on August 7, 2010 at Shooto: Gig Tokyo 5 for the Shooto Pacific Rim 167-pound title. He lost via unanimous decision after three rounds.
Kume faced UFC veteran Shane Nelson on February 12, 2012 at Shooto: Gig Central 24 – Love and Courage. He won via submission due to a rear-naked choke in the second round.
In 2012, Kume signed with ROAD FC to compete in the lightweight tournament.
Road Fighting Championship
Kume faced Chang Hyun Kim on September 15, 2012 at Road FC 9: Beatdown in the lightweight tournament quarterfinal. He won via submission due to a rear-naked choke in the first round.
In the semifinal on November 24, 2012 at Road FC 10: Monson vs. Kang, Kume faced Chul Yoon. Once again he won via submission due to a rear-naked choke in round one.
In the final on April 13, 2013 at Road FC 11, Kume faced Yui Chul Nam. The fight went to an extra (fourth) round after the judges were unable to decide a winner. Kume lost the extra round via unanimous decision and Nam became the first-ever Road FC lightweight champion.
Kume was given an immediate rematch with Nam for the title on October 12, 2013 at Road FC 13. He lost via unanimous decision after three rounds.