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 28
Wins 20
By knockout 4
By submission 4
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 20-5-3 Japan Katsunori Tsuda Decision (Unanimous) Deep 66 Impact April 29, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended Deep Featherweight Championship
Win 19-5-3 South Korea Doo Ri Song TKO (punches) Deep Cage Impact 2013 November 24, 2013 2 4:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 18-5-3 South Korea Woon Gyeom Kim Submission (armlock) Deep Cage Impact 2013: Korakuen Hall June 15, 2013 1 4:02 Tokyo, Japan
Win 17-5-3 Japan Shoji Maruyama Decision (Unanimous) Deep 61 Impact February 16, 2013 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 16-5-3 Ukraine Anatoly Safronov Submission (rear-naked choke) Abu Dhabi Warriors November 2, 2012 3 4:07 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Win 15-5-3 Japan Hideki Kadowaki Decision (unanimous) Deep - 57 Impact February 18, 2012 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won vacant Deep Featherweight Title
Win 14-5-3 Japan 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 Japan Shoji Maruyama Decision (unanimous) Deep - 54 Impact June 24, 2011 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Drops to Featherweight
Loss 12-5-3 Mongolia Jadamba Narantungalag KO (punch) World Victory Road Presents: Soul of Fight December 30, 2010 1 2:03 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 12-4-3 United States 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 Japan Tatsuya Kawajiri Decision (unanimous) Dynamite!! 2009 December 31, 2009 3 5:00 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Win 12-2-3 Japan MitsuokaEiji Mitsuoka Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 11 November 7, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 11-2-3 United States SchultzRyan Schultz KO (punch) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 10 September 23, 2009 1 2:31 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Win 10-2-3 Brazil SantosLeonardo Santos Decision (split) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 8 May 2, 2009 3 5:00 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 9-2-3 Japan KitaokaSatoru Kitaoka Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6 November 1, 2008 3 5:00 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Win 9-1-3 Japan HirotaMizuto Hirota Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 6 November 1, 2008 3 5:00 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Win 8-1-3 Slovenia Bojan Kosednar Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 4 August 24, 2008 3 5:00 Saitama, Saitama, Japan
Loss 7-1-3 South Korea BangSeung Hwan Bang KO (punches) DEEP - 35 Impact May 19, 2008 1 3:38 Tokyo, Japan Lost Deep Lightweight Title
Win 7-0-3 Japan TsuchiyaMinoru Tavares Tsuchiya Submission (armbar) DEEP - 31 Impact August 5, 2007 1 3:53 Tokyo, Japan
Win 6-0-3 Japan ObiyaNobuhiro Obiya Decision (unanimous) DEEP - 28 Impact February 16, 2007 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won Deep Lightweight Title
Win 5-0-3 Japan TomiokaYoshihiro Tomioka Decision (majority) DEEP - 27 Impact December 20, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4-0-3 Japan OmigawaMichihiro Omigawa Decision (majority) DEEP - 26 Impact October 10, 2006 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 3-0-3 Brazil VieiraMilton Vieira Draw DEEP - 24 Impact April 11, 2006 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3-0-2 Japan UmedaKosuto Umeda TKO (punches) DEEP - 23 Impact February 5, 2006 2 4:05 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 2-0-2 Japan TomiokaYoshihiro Tomioka Draw DEEP - clubDEEP Toyama: Barbarian Festival 3 October 30, 2005 2 5:00 Toyama Prefecture, Japan
Win 2-0-1 Japan NagaokaHiroki Nagaoka Decision (unanimous) DEEP - 20 Impact September 9, 2005 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 1-0-1 Japan UmedaDaigo Ishijima Technical Submission (armbar) Pancrase - Spiral 5 July 10, 2005 1 4:41 Yokohama, Japan
Draw 0-0-1 Japan NakamuraKeita Nakamura Draw GCM - Demolition 040919 September 19, 2004 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan

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