Born on January 27, 2000, Tatsuro Taira is a Japanese mixed martial artist, who currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the Flyweight class.
Tatsuro began playing baseball in the third grade of elementary school but could not become passionate about it and took a hiatus during club activities in junior high school. He began going to the gym in his first year of high school and trained in mixed martial arts under the direction of Ryota Matsune after being inspired by his older brother, who was learning kickboxing at The Palaestra Okinawa.
Having been promoted to the professional ranks in 2017 with a record of 10 victories in 10 amateur Shuto fights, he won the 11th Kyushu Amateur Shuto Championship Tournament, and made quite a name for himself!
While there’s a whole bunch of information available about the martial artist’s professional life, very little is known about his personal life. Is Tatsuro dating anybody as of 2023? Does he have a girlfriend? Here’s everything we know!
Who is Tatsuro Taira’s girlfriend?
Tatsuro Taira is not currently dating anyone. He hasn’t revealed any information regarding his girlfriends or flings, and seems to be focused on building a career for himself. Even if Taira is secretly seeing anybody, it’s not known to the media, so we cannot comment on that.
It is, however, known that he has a romantic interest in the opposite gender but any details concerning his prior relationships or dating history are not available at the moment. Taira seems to be more inclined to keep his intimate affairs secret and out of the public eye. However, if we find any information, we are sure to keep this space updated – please stay connected with us!
Tatsuro Taira UFC Career and Growth
In the flyweight division of the Shuto Rookie of the Year Tournament on August 3, 2018, Tatsuro faced off against Yo Otake and won through a first-round triangle choke. Likewise, in the flyweight final of the Shooto Newcomer’s Championship Tournament on November 25, 2018, he faced Ryu Oyakawa, whom he had previously defeated twice in amateur competition, and prevailed through first-round guillotine choke. The same year, he was crowned MVP and the flyweight rookie champion.
Tatsuro faced Takahiro Kobori, who was rated #8 in the Shuto World Flyweight Rankings, on September 22, 2019, and won by TKO by pound-for-pound 60 seconds into the match.
The following matchup for Taira was set for Shooto 0329 on March 29, 2020, vs Kiyotaka Shimizu. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, forced the cancellation of the event. The fight was later rescheduled for November 23, 2020, at Shooto 1123, where he triumphed by unanimous decision.
Taira won on March 20, 2021, against Yoshiro Maeda, Shuto’s #5 rated flyweight in the world, via rear-naked choke 61 seconds into the contest. He then competed against Tatsuya Fukuda, the defending champion, at the Shuto World Flyweight Championship on July 4, 2021, and won via triangle choke in the opening frame. He defeated LFN flyweight champion Alfredo Muaiad on November 6, 2021, at VTJ 2021 by rear-naked choke.
He entered into a multifight contract with the UFC on February 4, 2022. Carlos Candelario was supposed to be his opponent on April 30, 2022 at UFC on ESPN: Font vs. Vera, but he withdrew just before the event due to food poisoning, so the bout was moved to UFC on ESPN: Bachowicz vs. Raki on May 14.
He faced Carlos Candelario at UFC on ESPN: Bachowicz vs. Raki on May 14, 2022, in his debut for the organisation, and won by unanimous decision with a score of 3-0.