Kazunori Yokota

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Kazunori Yokota
Born (1978-04-03) April 3, 1978 (age 36)
Funabashi, Chiba, Japan
Residence Japan
Nationality Japanese
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)
Division Featherweight
Lightweight
Stance Orthodox
Team Team Grabaka
Rank Black belt in Judo
Years active 2004–present (MMA)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 29
Wins 21
By knockout 4
By submission 5
By decision 12
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By decision 3
Draws 3
Other information
Spouse Fabyola
Children 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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 in 19 September 2004 against Keita Nakamura, the fight resulted in a draw.

Career and background[edit]

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 Seung Hwan 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 Accomplishments[edit]

  • Deep
    • Deep Featherweight Championship (one time, current)
    • Deep Lightweight Championship (one time)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 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!! 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
Win 9–1–3 Mizuto Hirota Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6 November 1, 2008 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 8–1–3 Bojan Kosednar Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4 August 24, 2008 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Loss 7–1–3 Seung Hwan 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

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