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Takayuki Okada (May 8, 1973 – August 8, 2003), more widely known as Giant Ochiai, was a Japanese judo practitioner, professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.

As a student, Okada won the All Japan Industrial High School Judo League Champion four times. Working a stiff style, Okada wrestled as Giant Ochiai for Riki Choshu's World Japan promotion and Yoshiaki Fujiwara's Battlarts organizations. Okada also fought in legitimate MMA competitions for Pride Fighting Championships<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and King of the Cage.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

After an August 2003 "training accident" while training with Kenzo Suzuki<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> at World Japan's dojo, Okada suffered an acute subdural hematoma and entered a coma from which he never recovered.<ref>[1]{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref> Okada died on August 8, 2003. Okada's August 13 wake was attended by Masaaki Satake, Nobuhiko Takada, Kazushi Sakuraba and World Japan Management Director Katsuji Nagashima.

Okada's MMA record was 3-3-2 (Win-Loss-Draw).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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Takayuki Okada (May 8, 1973 – August 8, 2003), more widely known as Giant Ochiai, was a Japanese judo practitioner, professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.

As a student, Okada won the All Japan Industrial High School Judo League Champion four times. Working a stiff style, Okada wrestled as Giant Ochiai for Riki Choshu's World Japan promotion and Yoshiaki Fujiwara's Battlarts organizations. Okada also fought in legitimate MMA competitions for Pride Fighting Championships<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and King of the Cage.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

After an August 2003 "training accident" while training with Kenzo Suzuki<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> at World Japan's dojo, Okada suffered an acute subdural hematoma and entered a coma from which he never recovered.<ref>[1]{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref> Okada died on August 8, 2003. Okada's August 13 wake was attended by Masaaki Satake, Nobuhiko Takada, Kazushi Sakuraba and World Japan Management Director Katsuji Nagashima.

Okada's MMA record was 3-3-2 (Win-Loss-Draw).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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