IGF Championship
IGF Championship
Current Champion(s) Deactivated
Promotion(s) Inoki Genome Federation
Date Established Febuary 2011
Date Retired January 9, 2019

The IGF Championship was the top singles championship in Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) promotion.


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 puroresu championship, but has since December 31, 2013, been contested in legitimate mixed martial arts fights.

Title historyEdit

# Fighter Reign Date Days
Location Successful
1 Jérôme Le Banner 1 August 22, 2011 327 Days Tokyo 5 Declared first champion, after Josh Barnett pulls out of a tournament final match.
2 Kazuyuki Fujita 1 July 14, 2012 535 Days Osaka 4
3 Satoshi Ishii 1 December 31, 2013 235 Days Tokyo 0
4 Mirko Cro Cop 1 August 23, 2014 153 Days Tokyo 1
Vacated January 20, 2015 Cro Cop was stripped of the title when he signed with the UFC.
5 Oli Thompson 1 December 31, 2015 1105 Tokyo 0 Defeated Fernando Rodrigues Jr. to win the IGF World GP 2015 and the vacant title.
Deactivated January 9, 2019 Title vacated after the promotion closed its doors.


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