Yuki Kondo

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Kondo".
Yuki Kondo
Born Kondō Tamotsu
[kondoː tamotsu]
近藤 有
(1975-07-17) July 17, 1975 (age 39)
Nagaoka city, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Other names "Fudo Shin" ("Firm Heart")
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb; 14 st 0 lb)
Division Middleweight
Light Heavyweight[1]
Welterweight[2]
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Tokyo, Japan
Team Pancrase-ism
Rank 2nd dan black belt in Shorinji Kempo
Years active 1996–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 96
Wins 58
By knockout 18
By submission 17
By decision 23
Losses 29
By knockout 4
By submission 8
By decision 17
Draws 9
Other information
Website http://kondou.rider.la/blog/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Yuki Kondo (近藤 有己 [kondoː juːki] Kondō Yūki?, born July 17, 1975) is a Japanese mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division. He has competed in 70 fights for the Pancrase organization. but has also competed for the UFC, PRIDE, Sengoku, Palace Fighting Championships, BodogFIGHT, and DEEP. He has competed overseas only four times, but holds a record of 3-1. He is the former Pancrase Light Heavyweight Champion as well as the former Pancrase Middleweight Champion.[3][4]

Background[edit]

Kondo is from Niigata, Japan, began Shorinji Kempo in high school, and is currently a second dan rank.[5][4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Pancrase[edit]

Kondo made his professional debut for the Pancrase organization in Japan in early 1997 when he was 21 years old at the Pancrase: Truth 1. His decision to compete for Pancrase was heavily influenced by Masakatsu Funaki being the co-founder, as Kondo looked up to the professional wrestler Funaki. Kondo won his debut by a guillotine choke submission in the first round and would go to reach a 7-0-1 record, before he was handed his first career loss by Jason DeLucia in a decision. He would then defeat DeLucia in a rematch via toe hold submission. All but one of Kondo's first 38 career fights were under the Pancrase banner, and he held a record of 31-4-3 with wins over Minoru Suzuki, Semmy Schilt (3x), Keiichiro Yamamiya (2x), Pete Williams, Guy Mezger, Masakatsu Funaki (3x), Ikuhisa Minowa, Jason DeLucia, Kazuo Takahashi, and Manabu Yamada before making his UFC debut.[6]

UFC[edit]

Kondo made his UFC and overseas debut on September 22, 2000 at UFC 27 in New Orleans, Louisiana against Brazilian Alexandre Dantas. Kondo won via TKO in the third round in a highly-entertaining bout. Kondo then fought for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Tito Ortiz, who would be making his first title defense at UFC 29 in Japan. After rocking Ortiz with a flying knee early in the fight, Kondo would lose the bout via cobra choke submission at 1:52 into the first round. Three fights later, Kondo returned to the UFC at UFC 32 to face Vladimir Matyushenko and lost via unanimous decision.[7][4] He is considered the best mixed martial artist named Yuki Kondo of all time.

Post-UFC[edit]

Kondo then received his second consecutive unanimous decision loss in his debut for the DEEP organization in Japan against Paulo Filho. Kondo then went 8-1-3 with wins over Akihoro Gono and Josh Barnett before facing Sanae Kikuta for the Light Heavyweight King of Pancrase title. The two had fought to a draw two fights before but Kondo won the rematch via knockout in the third round before making his debut in the PRIDE organization.[8][4]

PRIDE[edit]

Kondo made his PRIDE debut against Mario Sperry at Pride Shockwave 2003 on December 31, 2003 and won via TKO in the first round. He returned three fights later to face Wanderlei Silva at Pride Final Conflict 2004 and was dominated, losing by knockout in the first round after he was stomped repeatedly by Silva. This was the first time Kondo had lost by knockout or technical knockout in his career. Kondo would then go on to lose his next five bouts with the organization, including a rematch with Akihiro Gono and another knockout loss at the hands of Phil Baroni at Pride Bushido 10.[9][4]

Return to Pancrase[edit]

After the loss to Gono, Kondo went 8-1-1, with wins over Trevor Prangley, Roger Gracie, and Yuki Sasaki, dropping down to the Middleweight division in between fights before becoming the Middleweight King of Pancrase with a unanimous decision win over Ichiro Kanai. After a unanimous decision loss in Cage Force to Rikuhei Fujii, Kondo faced Fujii in a rematch for Kondo's Pancrase title, and Kondo lost again via unanimous decision.[10][4]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 58–29–9 Gota Yamashita Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: 263 December 6, 2014 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan For Welterweight King of Pancrase Championship
Win 58–28–9 Eiji Ishikawa TKO (punches) Pancrase: 260 August 10, 2014 1 0:39 Tokyo, Japan
Win 57–28–9 Masayuki Naruse Decision (majority) Pancrase: 257 March 30, 2014 2 5:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Win 56–28–9 Toshikazu Suzuki KO (head kick) Pancrase: 256 February 2, 2014 1 1:15 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 55–28–9 Eric Michael Fought Draw (majority) Pancrase: 253 November 3, 2013 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 55–28–8 Akihiro Murayama Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: 248 June 30, 2013 3 5:00 Differ Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
Win 55–27–8 Hiromitsu Kanehara Decision (points) U-Spirits: U-Spirits Again March 9, 2013 1 20:00 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Win 54–27–8 Kosei Kubota KO (punch) Pancrase: Progress Tour 12: All Eyes on Yuki Kondo November 10, 2012 1 0:52 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 53–27–8 Kenji Nagaki TKO (corner stoppage) Pancrase: Progress Tour 1 January 28, 2012 2 2:40 Tokyo, Japan
Win 53–26–8 Yuta Nakamura Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Impressive Tour 10 October 2, 2011 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 52–26–8 Hiroki Nagaoka Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Impressive Tour 1 February 6, 2011 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 52–25–8 Rikuhei Fujii Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Passion Tour 11 December 5, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Lost Middleweight King of Pancrase Championship
Loss 52–24–8 Rikuhei Fujii Decision (unanimous) GCM: Cage Force 19 September 26, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 52–23–8 Yuji Hisamatsu Draw Pancrase: Passion Tour 6 July 4, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Defended Middleweight King of Pancrase Championship
Win 52–23–7 Ichiro Kanai Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Passion Tour 4 April 29, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Won Middleweight King of Pancrase Championship
Win 51–23–7 Takenori Sato Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Passion Tour 1 February 7, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 50–23–7 Yuji Hisamatsu Draw (unanimous) Pancrase: Changing Tour 6 October 25, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 50–23–6 Ki Bum Kim TKO (kick to the body and punches) Pancrase: Changing Tour 4 August 8, 2009 1 1:52 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 49–23–6 Yuki Sasaki Submission (rear-naked choke) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 5 September 28, 2008 2 1:08 Tokyo, Japan
Win 49–22–6 Ryuji Ohori KO (soccer kick) Pancrase: Shining 6 August 27, 2008 2 2:41 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 48–22–6 Roger Gracie Submission (rear-naked choke) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 2 May 18, 2008 1 2:40 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 48–21–6 Keiichiro Yamamiya Decision (majority) Pancrase: Shining 3 April 27, 2008 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan Middleweight debut
Win 48–20–6 August Wallen Decision (unanimous) PFP: Ring of Fire December 9, 2007 3 5:00 Manila, Philippines
Win 47–20–6 Yuji Sakuragi Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Rising 8 October 14, 2007 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 46–20–6 Trevor Prangley TKO (doctor stoppage) Bodog Fight: Alvarez vs. Lee July 14, 2007 2 5:00 Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Loss 46–19–6 Akihiro Gono Decision (split) Pride FC - Shockwave 2006 December 31, 2006 2 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 46–18–6 Ian Nai Submission (rear-naked choke) Pancrase: Blow 11 December 10, 2006 1 1:30 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 45–18–6 Jean-François Lénogue Draw Pancrase: Blow 8 October 1, 2006 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 45–18–5 Daijiro Matsui Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Blow 6 August 27, 2006 3 5:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Defended Light Heavyweight King of Pancrase Championship
Loss 44–18–5 Phil Baroni KO (punch) Pride - Bushido 10 April 2, 2006 1 0:25 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 44–17–5 Kazuhiro Nakamura Decision (unanimous) Pride FC: Shockwave 2005 December 31, 2005 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 44–16–5 Hiromitsu Kanehara Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Spiral 8 October 2, 2005 3 5:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Loss 43–16–5 Igor Vovchanchyn Decision (unanimous) Pride FC: Total Elimination 2005 April 23, 2005 3 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Loss 43–15–5 Dan Henderson Decision (split) Pride Shockwave 2004 December 31, 2004 3 5:00 Saitama, Japan
Win 43–14–5 Evangelista Santos Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Brave 10 November 7, 2004 3 5:00 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Loss 42–14–5 Wanderlei Silva KO (stomps) Pride Final Conflict 2004 August 15, 2004 1 2:46 Saitama, Japan
Win 42–13–5 Shannon Ritch Submission (kneebar) Pancrase: Brave 6 June 22, 2004 1 1:01 Tokyo, Japan
Win 41–13–5 Steve Heath Submission (rear-naked choke) Pancrase: Brave 3 March 29, 2004 1 4:01 Tokyo, Japan
Win 40–13–5 Mario Sperry TKO (doctor stoppage) Pride Shockwave 2003 December 31, 2003 1 3:27 Saitama, Japan
Win 39–13–5 Sanae Kikuta KO (punch) Pancrase - Hybrid 10 November 30, 2003 3 0:08 Tokyo, Japan Became Light Heavyweight King of Pancrase Champion
Loss 38–13-5 Josh Barnett Submission (rear-naked choke) Pancrase: 10th Anniversary Show August 31, 2003 3 3:26 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 38–12–5 Sanae Kikuta Draw Pancrase: Hybrid 5 May 18, 2003 3 5:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Win 38–12–4 Sumio Koyano TKO (corner stoppage) Pancrase: Hybrid 3 March 8, 2003 1 3:58 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 37–12–4 Gabriel Vella Draw Pancrase: Hybrid 1 January 26, 2003 2 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 37–12–3 Tsuyoshi Kurihara Submission (rear-naked choke) Pancrase: Spirit 9 December 21, 2002 1 4:49 Tokyo, Japan
Win 36–12–3 Yoshinori Momose Submission (punches) Pancrase: 2002 Neo-Blood Tournament Opening Round July 28, 2002 2 3:51 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 35–12–3 Yoshinori Momose Decision (majority) Premium Challenge May 6, 2002 1 10:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 35–11–3 Nestor Martinez Submission (armbar) Deep: 4th Impact March 30, 2002 1 1:58 Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Win 34–11–3 Eiji Ishikawa Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Spirit 2 February 17, 2002 2 5:00 Osaka, Japan
Win 33–11–3 Mitsuyoshi Sato TKO (punches) Pancrase: Spirit 1 January 27, 2002 2 0:32 Tokyo, Japan
Win 32–11–3 Akihiro Gono TKO (corner stoppage) Pancrase: Proof 7 December 1, 2001 3 0:52 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Loss 31–11–3 Paulo Filho Decision (unanimous) Deep: 2nd Impact August 18, 2001 3 5:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Loss 31–10–3 Vladimir Matyushenko Decision (unanimous) UFC 32 June 29, 2001 5 5:00 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win 31–9–3 Brian Gassaway Submission (toe hold) Pancrase: Proof 2 March 31, 2001 1 1:45 Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
Win 30–9–3 Eiji Ishikawa TKO (doctor stoppage) Pancrase: Proof 1 February 4, 2001 3 4:16 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 29–9–3 Tito Ortiz Submission (cobra choke) UFC 29 December 16, 2000 1 1:52 Tokyo, Japan For UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Win 29–8–3 Alexandre Dantas TKO (strikes) UFC 27 September 22, 2000 3 2:28 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 28–8–3 Dan Theodore Submission (kneebar) Pancrase: 2000 Neo-Blood Tournament Opening Round July 23, 2000 1 3:08 Tokyo, Japan
Win 27–8–3 Saulo Ribeiro TKO (punches) Colosseum 2000 May 26, 2000 1 0:22 Japan
Win 26–8–3 Manabu Yamada Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Trans 1 January 23, 2000 1 10:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 25–8–3 Semmy Schilt Submission (rear-naked choke) Pancrase: Breakthrough 10 November 28, 1999 1 2:28 Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
Win 25–7–3 Kiuma Kunioku KO (flying knee and palm strikes) Pancrase: 1999 Anniversary Show September 18, 1999 1 0:34 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Win 24–7–3 Jason Godsey Submission (toe hold) Pancrase: 1999 Neo-Blood Tournament Opening Round August 1, 1999 1 5:08 Tokyo, Japan
Win 23–7–3 Daisuke Watanabe KO (punch) Pancrase: Breakthrough 7 July 16, 1999 1 0:21 Tokyo, Japan
Win 22–7–3 Semmy Schilt Decision (lost points) Pancrase: Breakthrough 4 April 18, 1999 1 20:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Loss 21–7–3 Kiuma Kunioku Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Breakthrough 3 March 9, 1999 1 15:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 21–6–3 Satoshi Hasegawa TKO (palm strike) Pancrase: Breakthrough 1 January 19, 1999 1 0:48 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 20–6–3 Guy Mezger Decision (majority) Pancrase: Advance 12 December 19, 1998 1 20:00 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Win 20–5–3 Daisuke Ishii Submission (toe hold) Pancrase: Advance 9 October 4, 1998 1 2:38 Tokyo, Japan
Win 19–5–3 Osami Shibuya Decision (split) Pancrase: 1998 Anniversary Show September 14, 1998 1 20:00 Tokyo, Japan
Draw 18–5–3 Ryushi Yanagisawa Draw (unanimous) Pancrase: 1998 Neo-Blood Tournament Second Round July 26, 1998 1 20:00 Amori, Japan
Win 18–5–2 Keiichiro Yamamiya Decision (majority) Pancrase: Advance 5 April 26, 1998 1 20:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Draw 17–5–2 Kiuma Kunioku Draw (majority) Pancrase: Advance 2 February 6, 1998 2 3:00 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Loss 17–5–1 Masakatsu Funaki Submission (triangle kimura) Pancrase: Alive 11 December 20, 1997 1 2:20 Tokyo, Japan
Win 17–4–1 Kazuo Takahashi Submission (arm-triangle choke) Pancrase: Alive 10 November 16, 1997 1 7:27 Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Win 16–4–1 Leon van Dijk Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Alive 9 October 29, 1997 1 20:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 15–4–1 Jason DeLucia Submission (toe hold) Pancrase: 1997 Anniversary Show September 6, 1997 1 27:22 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Win 14–4–1 Ikuhisa Minowa Submission (toe hold) Pancrase: Alive 8 August 9, 1997 1 5:13 Osaka, Japan
Loss 13–4–1 Jason Godsey Submission (neck crank) Pancrase: 1997 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 2 July 21, 1997 1 8:17 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–3–1 Semmy Schilt Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: Alive 7 June 30, 1997 1 20:00 Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan
Win 12–3–1 Gary Myers Submission (heel hook) Pancrase: Alive 5 May 24, 1997 1 5:35 Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Win 11–3–1 Masakatsu Funaki Submission (triangle armbar) Pancrase: Alive 4 April 27, 1997 1 15:12 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Win 10–3–1 Kim Jong Wang Submission (armbar) Pancrase: Alive 3 March 22, 1997 1 0:25 Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Win 9–3–1 Guy Mezger Decision (lost points) Pancrase: Alive 2 February 22, 1997 1 20:00 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Win 8–3–1 Kiuma Kunioku Decision (split) Pancrase: Alive 1 January 17, 1997 1 20:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 7–3–1 Guy Mezger Decision (lost points) Pancrase: Truth 10 December 15, 1996 1 20:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 7–2–1 Masakatsu Funaki Submission (rear-naked choke) Pancrase: Truth 9 November 9, 1996 1 1:43 Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Loss 7–1–1 Jason DeLucia Decision (lost points) Pancrase: Truth 7 October 8, 1996 1 20:00 Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Win 7–0–1 Frank Shamrock KO (head kick) Pancrase: 1996 Anniversary Show September 7, 1996 1 12:43 Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Win 6–0–1 Pete Williams Decision (unanimous) Pancrase: 1996 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 2 July 23, 1996 1 20:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–0–1 Keiichiro Yamamiya TKO (palm strikes) Pancrase: 1996 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 2 July 23, 1996 1 6:16 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–0–1 Semmy Schilt Decision (split) Pancrase: 1996 Neo-Blood Tournament, Round 1 July 22, 1996 1 10:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 3–0–1 Minoru Suzuki Decision (lost points) Pancrase: Truth 6 June 25, 1996 1 15:00 Fukuoka, Japan
Draw 2–0–1 Kiuma Kunioku Draw (majority) Pancrase: Truth 5 May 16, 1996 1 10:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 2–0 Osami Shibuya Decision (lost points) Pancrase: Truth 2 March 2, 1996 1 10:00 Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Win 1–0 Takafumi Ito TKO (guillotine choke) Pancrase: Truth 1 January 28, 1996 1 2:21 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Title[edit]

  • Professional
    • Pancrase 1996 Truth Tour Neo Blood Tournament winner
    • 3rd Pancrase Light heavyweight champion
    • 9th Pancrase Middleweight champion
    • 5th Pancrase Openweight champion
    • 8th Pancrase Openweight champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yuki Kondo MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography". Sherdog.com. 1975-07-17. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  2. ^ http://www.pancrase.co.jp/data/kop/welter.html
  3. ^ "Yuki Kondo - Official UFC® Profile". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Yuki Kondo Crowned Middleweight King of Pancrase". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  5. ^ "Yuki Kondo - Official UFC® Profile". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Yuki Kondo - Official UFC® Profile". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  7. ^ "Yuki Kondo - Official UFC® Profile". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  8. ^ "Yuki Kondo - Official UFC® Profile". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  9. ^ "Yuki Kondo - Official UFC® Profile". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  10. ^ "Yuki Kondo - Official UFC® Profile". Ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 

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