Kazunori Yokota

Kazunori Yokota (横田 一則, Yokota Kazunori, born April 3, 1978) is a Japanese mixed martial artist and judoka. Yokota became famous fighting in the Japanese MMA promotion DEEP, and eventually debuted WVR Sengoku, his only fight in a cage was his MMA debut, which was on 19 September 2004 against Keita Nakamura, the fight resulted in a draw.

Kazunori Yokota
Born (1978-04-03) April 3, 1978 (age 42)
Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
ResidenceJapan
NationalityJapanese
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)
DivisionFeatherweight
Lightweight
StyleJudo, Shooto
StanceOrthodox
TeamTeam Grabaka
RankBlack belt in Judo
Years active2004–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total34
Wins25
By knockout4
By submission5
By decision16
Losses6
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision3
Draws3
Other information
SpouseFabyola
Children1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Career and backgroundEdit

Yokota has a background in Judo and fights for Team Grabaka with notable training partners such as Akihiro Gono and Kazuo Misaki. Yokota debuted MMA in GCM demolition in September 2004 where he faced off against Keita Nakamura, the 2 round fight resulted in a draw. After his first fight Yokota debuted the Japanese promotion DEEP and went undefeated in his next eight fights till he suffered his first loss by knockout at the hands of Tae Hyun Bang. His most famous fight was against former Sengoku 155 pound champion, Satoru Kitaoka, which he lost by unanimous decision. His next fight will be against Eiji Mitsuoka in Sengoku 11. On December 22, 2009, it was announced that Yokota would be taking on DREAM Lightweight Tatsuya Kawajiri in a Sengoku vs. DREAM fight at the annual Dynamite!! event on New Year's Eve in Saitama, Japan.[1]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
34 matches 25 wins 6 losses
By knockout 4 2
By submission 5 1
By decision 16 3
Draws 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 25-7-3 Martin Nguyen KO (punch) One Championship: Quest For Power January 14, 2017 1 3:36 Jakarta, Indonesia
Loss 25–6–3 Marat Gafurov Submission (choke) ONE Championship: Kingdom of Champions May 27, 2016 2 4:25 Bangkok, Thailand For the ONE Featherweight Championship.
Win 25–5–3 Masakazu Imanari Decision (unanimous) Deep - 74 Impact December 20, 2015 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 24–5–3 Kenjiro Takahashi Decision (unanimous) Deep - Cage Impact 2015 August 29, 2015 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Return to Featherweight.
Win 23–5–3 Juri Ohara Decision (unanimous) Deep - Funabashi Bom-Ba-Ye May 8, 2015 2 10:00 Funabashi, Chiba, Japan Return to Lightweight.
Win 22–5–3 Isao Kobayashi Decision (unanimous) Deep - Dream Impact 2014: Omisoka Special December 31, 2014 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 21–5–3 Yusuke Kagiyama Submission (kimura) Deep: 68 Impact August 23, 2014 1 2:38 Tokyo, Japan
Win 20–5–3 Katsunori Tsuda Decision (unanimous) Deep: 66 Impact April 29, 2014 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended Deep Featherweight Championship.
Win 19–5–3 Doo Ri Song TKO (punches) Deep: Cage Impact 2013 November 24, 2013 2 4:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 18–5–3 Woon Gyeom Kim Submission (armlock) Deep Cage Impact 2013: Korakuen Hall June 15, 2013 1 4:02 Tokyo, Japan
Win 17–5–3 Shoji Maruyama Decision (unanimous) Deep: 61 Impact February 16, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 16–5–3 Anatoly Safronov Submission (rear-naked choke) Abu Dhabi Warriors 1 November 2, 2012 3 4:07 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Win 15–5–3 Hideki Kadowaki Decision (unanimous) Deep - 57 Impact February 18, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won vacant Deep Featherweight Championship.
Win 14–5–3 Katsuya Toida TKO (soccer kicks and punches) Deep: Cage Impact 2011 in Tokyo, 1st Round October 29, 2011 2 0:25 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–5–3 Shoji Maruyama Decision (unanimous) Deep: 54 Impact June 24, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Drop to Featherweight.
Loss 12–5–3 Jadamba Narantungalag KO (punch) World Victory Road Presents: Soul of Fight December 30, 2010 1 2:03 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 12–4–3 Brian Cobb Decision (split) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 15 October 30, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Cobb came in heavy at 161.3lbs & 157.2 lbs on his second try.[2]
Loss 12–3–3 Tatsuya Kawajiri Decision (unanimous) Dynamite!! The Power of Courage 2009 December 31, 2009 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 12–2–3 Eiji Mitsuoka Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11 November 7, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11–2–3 Ryan Schultz KO (punch) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 10 September 23, 2009 1 2:31 Saitama, Japan
Win 10–2–3 Leonardo Santos Decision (split) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 8 May 2, 2009 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 9–2–3 Satoru Kitaoka Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6 November 1, 2008 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan Sengoku Lightweight Grand Prix Final.
Win 9–1–3 Mizuto Hirota Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6 November 1, 2008 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan Sengoku Lightweight Grand Prix Semifinal.
Win 8–1–3 Bojan Kosednar Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4 August 24, 2008 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan Sengoku Lightweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal.
Loss 7–1–3 Tae Hyun Bang KO (punches) Deep: 35 Impact May 19, 2008 1 3:38 Tokyo, Japan Lost Deep Lightweight Championship.
Win 7–0–3 Minoru Tavares Tsuchiya Submission (armbar) Deep: 31 Impact August 5, 2007 1 3:53 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6–0–3 Nobuhiro Obiya Decision (unanimous) Deep: 28 Impact February 16, 2007 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won Deep Lightweight Championship.
Win 5–0–3 Yoshihiro Tomioka Decision (majority) Deep: 27 Impact December 20, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–0–3 Michihiro Omigawa Decision (majority) Deep: 26 Impact October 10, 2006 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 3–0–3 Milton Vieira Draw Deep: 24 Impact April 11, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0–2 Kosuto Umeda TKO (punches) Deep: 23 Impact February 5, 2006 2 4:05 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 2–0–2 Yoshihiro Tomioka Draw Deep: clubDeep Toyama: Barbarian Festival 3 October 30, 2005 2 5:00 Toyama, Japan
Win 2–0–1 Hiroki Nagaoka Decision (unanimous) Deep: 20th Impact September 9, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1–0–1 Daigo Ishijima Technical Submission (armbar) Pancrase: Spiral 5 July 10, 2005 1 4:41 Yokohama, Japan
Draw 0–0–1 Keita Nakamura Draw GCM - Demolition 040919 September 19, 2004 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-25. Retrieved 2009-12-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Sherdog.com. "SRC 15: All Fighters Except Cobb on Weight". Sherdog.

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