Akihiro Gono is a retired mixed martial artist who competed at middleweight, welterweight and lightweight.
Gono dropped to lightweight for his most recent fight in Sengoku against Jadamba Narantungalag. The foreigner with the strange name defeated Gono via solid unanimous decision, outworking him en route to the scorecards.
After a long hiatus, Gono signed to make his Bellator debut in a non-title "superfight" against current undefeated Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler. Chandler defeated Gono quickly via TKO and Gono retired after the loss.
Fights[edit | edit source]
- Akihiro Gono vs. Ivan Salaverry
- Dan Henderson vs. Akihiro Gono - The fight was in the semi-finals of the Pride 2005 welterweight (185 lbs.) tournament. Dan Henderson had defeated Ryo Chonan earlier that night, and Gono had defeated Daniel Acacio.
- Akihiro Gono vs. Hector Lombard - The fight was in the opening round of the Pride 2006 welterweight grand prix. Hector Lombard came into the fight undefeated and it was his first loss of only two thus far.
- Denis Kang vs. Akihiro Gono - The fight was in the semifinals of the Pride 2006 welterweight grand prix. Denis Kang lost in the finals to Kazuo Misaki later that night.
- Jon Fitch vs. Akihiro Gono - After the fight, Gono was cut from the UFC.
- Dan Hornbuckle vs. Akihiro Gono
- Akihiro Gono vs. Hayato Sakurai
- Akihiro Gono vs. Diego Gonzalez
- Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Akihiro Gono - The fight was Gono's lightweight debut.