January 5, 1993 |
Anjō, Aichi, Japan
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)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling|
|Fighting out of||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Fernandinho Vieira|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Amateur boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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. He started in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of 9, followed by Muay Thai, boxing and wrestling during his youth. He became Paraná State's amateur boxing champion in 2007, defeating then-reigning champion John Lineker.
Mixed martial arts career
Before moving to professional mixed martial arts, Yamauchi scored seven wins as an amateur, with seven first-round stoppages. 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.
Yamauchi was expected to face former Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran at Bellator 139 on June 26, 2015. However, Yamauchi pulled out of the fight due to injury and was replaced by Emmanuel Sanchez.
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.
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.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Iron Fight Combat
- Iron Fight Combat featherweight title (One time)
- Smash Fight
- Smash Fight featherweight tournament winner (2013)
- Paraná State Amateur Boxing Championship (2007)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||21 wins||3 losses|
|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.|
|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|
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