Inoue-Young Set for Shooto in May

Savant Young. Photo by Tracy Lee. Courtesy of

Shooto featherweight title contender Takeshi Inoue will be back in action next month as he takes on International Fight League veteran Savant Young at the Japanese organization’s upcoming “Road to 20th Anniversary” show on May 3rd.

The promotion announced the fight over the weekend.

Inoue has won eight out of his last nine bouts and is currently riding a two-fight winning streak. His last loss came at the hands of rival Akitoshi Tamura last May. Inoue’s most recent fight was a unanimous decision win over Katsuya Toida in November.

Young will fight for the first time since spending a year as a member of the IFL’s Tokyo Dragons, with whom he racked up a record of 2-2. The California native has not fought since August of last year, losing a unanimous decision to Deividas Taurosevicius.

Hayato “Mach” Sakurai will attempt to keep his current five-fight winning streak intact when he takes on fellow PRIDE veteran David Baron in another featured fight at the event.

The current card for the show looks like this:

Hayato Sakurai vs. David Baron
Akitoshi Tamura vs. Rumina Sato
Takeshi Inoue vs. Savant Young
Takashi Nakakura vs. Ganjo Tentsuku
Ryuichi Miki vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani
Hayate Usui vs. Sakae Kasuya
Katsuya Murofushi vs. Shinpei Tahara

HT: MMA Man Japan


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