A.K.A: Fireball Kid
Place of Birth: Kanagawa, Japan
Takanori Gomi is considered by many to be one of the best lightweights in the world. He is the former Shooto world welterweight champion (154lbs), a two-time All Japan Combat Wrestling champion and a former PRIDE world lightweight champion.
It was announced on January 1, 2010 that Gomi had signed with the UFC. Gomi would lose his first fight with the organization, losing to Kenny Florian at UFC Fight Night 21 via submitted by Florian.
MAJOR TITLES WON: Shooto Welterweight Championship, PRIDE World Lightweight Champion (first and last)
NOTABLE VICTORIES: Tyson Griffin, Tony Hervey, Takashi Nakakura, Seung Hwang Bang, Duane Ludwig, Mitsuhiro Ishida, Hayato Sakurai, Jens Pulver
NOTABLE LOSSES: Clay Guida, Kenny Florian, Satoru Kitaoka, Sergey Golyaev, Marcus Aurelio, BJ Penn