Goiti Yamauchi

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Goiti Yamauchi
Born (1993-01-05) January 5, 1993 (age 24)
Anjō, Aichi, Japan[1]
Nationality Brazilian
Japanese (until 2013)
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg)
Division Featherweight (145 lb)
Lightweight (155 lb)
Reach 74 in (188 cm)[1]
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling
Fighting out of Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Team Yamauchi Team
Academia Arena
Rank Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Fernandinho Vieira[2]
Years active 2008–present
Kickboxing record
Total 7
Wins 7
Mixed martial arts record
Total 24
Wins 21
By knockout 1
By submission 17
By decision 3
Losses 3
By decision 3
Amateur boxing record
Total 5
Wins 5
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Goiti Yamauchi (born January 5, 1993) is a Japanese-born Brazilian mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Lightweight division for Bellator MMA.

Background[edit]

Yamauchi was born in Anjō, Aichi to a Japanese father and a Brazilian-Japanese mother, but his family moved to Curitiba, Paraná when he was 3 years old.[3] He started in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of 9, followed by Muay Thai, boxing and wrestling during his youth.[4] He became Paraná State's amateur boxing champion in 2007, defeating then-reigning champion John Lineker.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Before moving to professional mixed martial arts, Yamauchi scored seven wins as an amateur, with seven first-round stoppages.[4] Yamauchi started his professional career in 2010, when he was just 17 years old. From October 2010 to May 2013, he fought for many organizations throughout Brazil and won a featherweight title and a featherweight tournament in Iron Fight Combat and Smash Fight respectively.[5][6]

In January 2013, it was announced that Yamauchi signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA.[3]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Yamauchi made his promotional debut against fellow promotional newcomer Musa Toliver on September 13, 2013 at Bellator 99. He won via submission due to a rear-naked choke early in the first round.[7]

In his second fight for the promotion, Yamauchi faced Saul Almeida on November 22, 2013 at Bellator 109. He won via knockout in the first round.[8]

Yamauchi faced Will Martinez in the quarterfinal match of Bellator season ten featherweight tournament on February 28, 2014 at Bellator 110.[9] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Yamauchi faced Mike Richman on May 17, 2014 at Bellator 120.[10] He won the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.

Yamauchi faced Martin Stapleton on September 19, 2014 at Bellator 125.[11] He won via submission in the first round.

Yamauchi was expected to face former Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran at Bellator 139 on June 26, 2015.[12] However, Yamauchi pulled out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by Emmanuel Sanchez.[13]

Yamauchi faced Isao Kobayashi at Bellator 144 on October 23, 2015. Yamauchi dominated the fight on the ground for the first two rounds, before defeating his opponent via submission in the third, after dropping Kobayashi with a punch and securing a rear-naked choke. With the win, Yamauchi became the first to finish Isao Yobayashi.[14]

Yamauchi next faced fellow prospect, Bubba Jenkins, at Bellator 151 on March 4, 2016. Early in the first round, Yamauchi was able to secure Jenkins' back standing, remaining there for rest of the round. However, in the next two rounds, Jenkins utilised his superior wrestling to take Yamauchi down and control the fight en route to a unanimous verdict.[15]

Yamauchi faced Ryan Couture at Bellator 162 on October 21, 2016. He won the fight via submission just over a minute into the first round and became the first fighter to submit Couture.

Yamauchi faced Valeriu Mircea at Bellator 168 on December 10, 2016. After a near knockout loss, Yamauchi defeated Mircea via a triangle choke submission in the first round.[16]

Yamauchi is expected to face Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 183 on September 23, 2017.[17]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • Iron Fight Combat
    • Iron Fight Combat featherweight title (One time)[5]
  • Smash Fight
    • Smash Fight featherweight tournament winner (2013)[6]

Amateur Boxing[edit]

  • Paraná State Amateur Boxing Championship (2007)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 21–3 Valeriu Mircea Submission (triangle choke) Bellator 168 December 10, 2016 1 3:33 Florence, Italy
Win 20–3 Ryan Couture Submission (armbar) Bellator 162 October 21, 2016 1 1:01 Memphis, Tennessee, United States Return to Lightweight
Loss 19–3 Bubba Jenkins Decision (unanimous) Bellator 151 March 4, 2016 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 19–2 Isao Kobayashi Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 144 October 23, 2015 3 3:50 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 18–2 Martin Stapleton Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 125 September 19, 2014 1 4:37 Fresno, California, United States
Win 17–2 Mike Richman Decision (unanimous) Bellator 120 May 17, 2014 3 5:00 Southaven, Mississippi, United States
Loss 16–2 Will Martinez Decision (unanimous) Bellator 110 February 28, 2014 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinals
Win 16–1 Saul Almeida KO (punches) Bellator 109 November 22, 2013 1 2:04 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States 153 lb catchweight bout; Yamauchi missed weight.[18]
Win 15–1 Musa Toliver Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 99 September 13, 2013 1 1:01 Temecula, California, United States
Win 14–1 Sergio Silva Rodrigues Submission (rear-naked choke) Smash Fight May 3, 2013 1 3:38 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil Smash Fight featherweight tournament final.
Win 13–1 Diego Marlon Submission (armbar) Smash Fight May 3, 2013 1 2:54 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil Smash Fight featherweight tournament semifinal.
Win 12–1 Jurandir Sardinha Decision Iron Fight Combat 3 March 23, 2013 3 5:00 Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil Won Iron FC featherweight title.
Win 11–1 José Ivanildo Lopes Decision (unanimous) Iron Fight Combat 2 December 7, 2012 3 5:00 Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil
Win 10–1 Gustavo Wurlitzer Submission (rear-naked choke) Power Fight Extreme 8 September 22, 2012 1 1:19 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Win 9–1 Dymitry Damiani Submission (rear-naked choke) Iron Fight Combat 1 September 1, 2012 1 1:40 Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil
Win 8–1 Juliano Wandalen Submission (rear-naked choke) Shooto Brazil 31 June 29, 2012 1 0:56 Brasília, Brazil
Win 7–1 Edenilson Junior Submission (rear-naked choke) Nitrix Champion Fight 9 December 10, 2011 1 1:02 Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Win 6–1 Jonathan José de Faria Submission (armbar) Brave FC: Gold Edition November 5, 2011 1 1:02 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Loss 5–1 Rodrigo Cavalheiro Decision (unanimous) Adventure Fighters Tournament October 15, 2011 3 5:00 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Win 5–0 Tiago Sartori Submission (rear-naked choke) Capital Fight 4 September 6, 2011 2 1:41 Brasília, Brazil
Win 4–0 Arivaldo Lima Silva Submission (armbar) Brazilian Fight League 12 August 13, 2011 1 2:56 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Win 3–0 Alessandro Martins Submission (rear-naked choke) Brave FC: Tryouts April 30, 2011 1 1:29 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Win 2–0 Eduardo Wellington Submission Brazilian Fight League: Fight Night 1 April 8, 2011 1 N/A Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Win 1–0 Andre Pedroso Submission (rear-naked choke) Gladiators Fighting Championship 2 October 16, 2010 2 0:31 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Goiti Yamauchi's profile". Tapology.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Carlos Arthur Jr. (November 30, 2013). "Finalizador no MMA, Goiti Yamauchi é condecorado faixa-preta de jiu-jitsu" (in Portuguese). Graciemag.com. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Luca Gomes (January 16, 2013). "Revelação Goiti Yamauchi assina com o Bellator: ‘Sensação indescritível’" (in Portuguese). Tatame.com.br. Retrieved February 23, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b Staff (May 5, 2013). "Bellator signee Goiti Yamauchi: I'm not going to America just for fun". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Staff (March 25, 2013). "Goiti Yamauchi conquista o cinturão do Iron Fight Combat" (in Portuguese). Bemparana.com.br. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Staff (May 4, 2013). "Goiti Yamauchi, com duas finalizações e Elizeu Capoeira, com dois nocautes, mantém em Curitiba o cinturão do Smash Fight" (in Portuguese). Primeiroround.com.br. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ Brian Knapp (September 13, 2013). "Patricio "Pitbull" Freire blitzes Diego Nunes in 79 seconds at Bellator 99". Sherdog.com. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ Mike Whitman (November 22, 2013). "Alexander Shlemenko sinks Doug Marshall with liver shot to retain title at Bellator 109". Sherdog.com. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ MMAjunkie.com staff (January 24, 2014). "Pairings revealed for featherweight-tourney opening round at Bellator 110". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved February 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ Matt Erickson (April 18, 2014). "Bellator 120 pay-per-view adds Ivanov-Volkov, Held-Freire, three more bouts". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Manhoef vs. Marshall Headline Bellator 125". bellator.com. August 12, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. 
  12. ^ Guilherme Cruz (April 8, 2015). "Pat Curran returns against Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 139". mmafighting.com. 
  13. ^ Guilherme Cruz (June 8, 2015). "Pat Curran gets new opponent for Bellator 139". mmafighting.com. 
  14. ^ Matt Erickson (October 23, 2015). "Bellator 144 results: Rafael Carvalho kick stuns Brandon Halsey to win 185 title". mmajunkie.com. 
  15. ^ Staff (March 4, 2016). "Bellator 151 results: Darrion Caldwell chokes out Joe Warren in dominant performance". mmajunkie.com. 
  16. ^ Brent Brookhouse (December 10, 2016). "Bellator 168 results: Alessio Sakara scores quick TKO of Joey Beltran to cap off night of finishes". mmajunkie.com. 
  17. ^ Staff (July 25, 2017). "Adam Piccolotti vs. Goiti Yamauchi added to Bellator 183 in San Jose". mmajunkie.com. 
  18. ^ Staff (November 21, 2013). "Bellator 109 weigh-in results: Champ Shlemenko, challenger Marshall cleared for title fight". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved February 23, 2014.