Inoki Genome Federation
Mixed martial arts|
|Website||Official Site of Inoki Genome Federation|
Antonio Inoki left New Japan Pro Wrestling, a promotion he founded in 1972, to start the IGF. The first IGF show was held on June 29, 2007 at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The card was completely changed at the last minute, resulting in the 8,426 fans in attendance not knowing who or what they were going to see outside of the main event of Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar.
Shinichi Suzukawa was scheduled to face Bob Sapp in an IGF special rules Heavyweight bout on December 31, 2010, at K-1 Dynamite!! 2010. The fight was to be held under MMA rules, but the fighters wouldn't be wearing gloves. Closed-fist strikes would have been allowed, but palm strikes wouldn't have been permitted. The event was to air on HDNet in North America. However, the fight was canceled due to a last-minute contract dispute but the Japanese audience in attendance were told by the promoter involved in the contract dispute that Sapp “had lost his will to fight.” In 2011 the company presented a gift to Kim Jong Il, leader of North Korea as part of a diplomatic effort. In August 2014, IGF held two shows in Pyongyang, North Korea.
On December 29, 2014, IGF announced a deal with PPTV to bring its programming to Chinese audiences.
In 2017, Inoki created a new company, ISM, distancing himself from IGF. After that, his son Simon Inoki gained more influence in IGF and created a new brand, NEW. On March 23, 2018, Antonio Inoki sold his part of the promotion and left IGF.
|Promotion||Inoki Genome Federation|
|Current champion(s)||Oli Thompson|
|Date won||December 31, 2015|
In February 2011, IGF started a tournament to determine the first ever IGF Champion, which eventually led to a final match between Jérôme Le Banner and Josh Barnett. However, just days prior to the final match taking place, IGF announced on August 19 that Barnett would not be able to attend the event. On August 22, IGF declared Le Banner the first champion. The title was founded as a professional wrestling championship, but has since December 31, 2013, been contested in legitimate mixed martial arts fights.
|1||Jérôme Le Banner||1||August 22, 2011||327||Tokyo, Japan||5||Declared first champion, after Josh Barnett pulls out of a tournament final match.|
|2||Kazuyuki Fujita||1||July 14, 2012||535||Osaka, Japan||4|
|3||Satoshi Ishii||1||December 31, 2013||235||Tokyo, Japan||0||@ Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013|
|4||Mirko Cro Cop||1||August 23, 2014||153||Tokyo, Japan||1||@ IGF Fight 2 |
1. def. Satoshi Ishii at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 on Dec 31, 2014
|Cro Cop was stripped of the title when he signed with the UFC.|
|5||Oli Thompson||1||December 31, 2015||971||Tokyo, Japan||0||Defeated Fernando Rodrigues Jr. to win the IGF World GP 2015 and the vacant title.|
IGF World GP 2015
Quarterfinals took place on April 11, 2015 at IGF 3
Semi-finals took place on August 29, 2015 at IGF 4
The Final took place on December 31, 2015 at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2015.
IWGP Heavyweight Championship (IGF version)
|1||Toukon Bom-Ba-Ye||June 29, 2007||Tokyo, Japan|
|2||Genome||September 8, 2007||Nagoya, Japan|
|3||Genome2||December 20, 2007||Tokyo, Japan|
|4||Genome3||February 16, 2008||Tokyo, Japan|
|5||Genome4||April 12, 2008||Osaka, Japan|
|6||Genome5||June 23, 2008||Sapporo, Japan|
|7||Inoki Genki Matsuri||June 25, 2008||Hakodate, Japan|
|8||Genome6||August 15, 2008||Tokyo, Japan|
|9||Genome7||November 24, 2008||Aichi, Japan|
|10||Genome8||March 15, 2009||Hiroshima, Japan|
|11||Genome9||August 9, 2009||Tokyo, Japan|
|12||Genome10||November 3, 2009||Tokyo, Japan|
|13||Genome11||February 22, 2010||Tokyo, Japan|
|14||Genome12||May 9, 2010||Osaka, Japan|
|15||Genome13||September 25, 2010||Tokyo, Japan|
|16||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2010||December 3, 2010||Tokyo, Japan|
|17||Genome14||February 5, 2011||Fukuoka, Japan|
|18||Genome15||April 28, 2011||Tokyo, Japan|
|19||Genome16||July 10, 2011||Tokyo, Japan|
|20||Inoki Genome||August 27, 2011||Tokyo, Japan|
|21||Genome17||September 3, 2011||Aichi, Japan|
|22||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2011||December 2, 2011||Tokyo, Japan|
|23||Toukon Matsuri in Iwaki||December 4, 2011||Iwaki, Japan|
|24||Genki desu ka!! Ōmisoka!! 2011||December 31, 2011||Saitama, Japan|
|25||Genome18||February 17, 2012||Tokyo, Japan|
|26||Genome19||March 20, 2012||Fukuoka, Japan|
|27||Genome20||May 26, 2012||Tokyo, Japan|
|28||KF-1||July 10, 2012||Shanghai, China|
|29||Genome21||July 14, 2012||Osaka, Japan|
|30||Genome22||September 29, 2012||Aichi, Japan|
|31||Genome23||October 16, 2012||Tokyo, Japan|
|32||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye World Series in Pakistan||December 2, 2012||Lahore, Pakistan|
|33||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye World Series in Pakistan||December 5, 2012||Peshawar, Pakistan|
|34||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2012||December 31, 2012||Tokyo, Japan|
|35||Genome24||February 23, 2013||Tokyo, Japan|
|36||Genome25||March 20, 2013||Fukuoka, Japan|
|37||Genome26||May 26, 2013||Tokyo, Japan|
|38||Genome27||July 20, 2013||Osaka, Japan|
|39||Shangai Dojo Opening Anniversary Special Event||July 24, 2013||Shanghai, China|
|40||IGF at Fields New Model Exhibition||September 11, 2013||Tokyo, Japan|
|41||Genome28||September 28, 2013||Aichi, Japan|
|42||Genome29||October 26, 2013||Tokyo, Japan|
|43||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013||December 31, 2013||Tokyo, Japan|
|44||Inoki Genome Fight1||April 5, 2014||Tokyo, Japan|
|45||Pakistan-Japan Friendship Festival||April 27, 2014||Tokyo, Japan|
|46||Genome30||July 13, 2014||Fukuoka, Japan|
|47||Pakistan Japan Friendship Festival||April 27, 2014||Tokyo, Japan|
|48||Genki Matsuri 2014||July 20, 2014||Iwate, Japan|
|49||Inoki Genome Fight2||August 23, 2014||Tokyo, Japan|
|50||International Pro Wrestling Festival in Pyongyang||August 30, 2014||Pyongyang, North Korea|
|51||International Pro Wrestling Festival in Pyongyang||August 31, 2014||Pyongyang, North Korea|
|52||Genome31||October 13, 2014||Aichi, Japan|
|53||Road to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014||December 1, 2014||Tokyo, Japan|
|54||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014||December 31, 2014||Tokyo, Japan|
|55||Genome32||February 20, 2015||Tokyo, Japan|
|56||IGF3||April 11, 2015||Tokyo, Japan|
|57||Genome33||May 5, 2015||Osaka, Japan|
|58||Genome34||June 27, 2015||Aichi, Japan|
|59||IGF4||August 29, 2015||Tokyo, Japan|
|60||Ja Matsuri 2015||October 31, 2015||Minamisōma, Japan|
|61||Ja Matsuri 2015||November 1, 2015||Minamisōma, Japan|
|62||Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2015||December 31, 2015||Tokyo, Japan|
|63||Genome35||February 26, 2016||Tokyo, Japan|
|64||Genome36||May 29, 2016||Osaka, Japan|
|65||Shanghai Dojo Opening Commemoration Convention||August 8, 2016||Shanghai, China|
|66||Inoki – Ali 40th Anniversary||September 3, 2016||Tokyo, Japan|
|67||NEW Opening Series||April 5, 2017||Tokyo, Japan|
|68||Shanghai Launching Business Convention||April 8, 2017||Shanghai, China|
|69||NEW Opening Series||April 20, 2017||Tokyo, Japan|
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