Norifumi
Yamamoto
18-6-0, 2NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 7 fights.
Record: 18-6-0, 2NC
Summary: Wrestling, knockout power

Fighter Info

Nickname: Kid
From: Kanagawa Japan
Fights Out Of: Tokyo Japan
Age: 38
Height: 5' 4" ( 162 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
191
37% Successful
71
Types of Successful Strikes
0
71
82% Standing
15%
58
11
2
Striking Defense
57
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
8
25% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
1
Takedown Defense
45
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
NO CONTEST
Norifumi Yamamoto
Feb 28, 2015
16
19
1
0
0
0
0
0
R2 Could Not Continue
Loss
Norifumi Yamamoto
Feb 25, 2012
21
14
1
0
0
2
0
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Norifumi Yamamoto
Nov 12, 2011
15
15
1
2
0
1
0
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Norifumi Yamamoto
Feb 5, 2011
16
38
0
10
0
0
0
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Norifumi Yamamoto
Federico Lopez
DREAM 14
May 29, 2010
9
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Norifumi Yamamoto
Dynamite!! 2009
Dec 31, 2009
27
32
1
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Joe Warren
Norifumi Yamamoto
DREAM 9: Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 2nd Round
May 26, 2009
35
42
4
0
0
0
2
0
R2 Decision - Split

Biography

TRAINING: Wrestling, grappling, striking, and conditioning

When and why did you start training for fighting? My sister gave me a mixed martial arts video when I was 24, and when I saw fights of my weight class, I thought “I’m much stronger than these guys.” At that moment, I decided to quit wrestling and my mixed martial arts career began.

What ranks and titles have you held? K-1 Hero's 2005 Middleweight (70kg class) Grand Prix Tournament Champion

Do you have any heroes? My father, Muhammad Ali, Naseem Hamed

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I see the UFC as the world’s best league for mixed martial arts fighters, so fighting in the UFC means a lot to me. I want to see how far I can go, especially since my class (135lbs) has just been established. I feel this is my one and only time to really challenge myself in this world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? B.A. in Law

What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve always been a fighter. I thought about becoming a lawyer, but didn’t have to think too much.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?  All Japan Freestyle Wrestling National Championships (Emperor's Cup) 1999 128 lbs: 2nd place, 2007 132 lbs: 4th place. All Japan College Wrestling Championships – 58kg Freestyle Champion. Arizona State 3-time High School Champ (130lbs class) - Freshman (date to follow) 119 lbs: 3rd place. Sophomore 125 lbs: 1st place. Junior 130 lbs: 1st place. Senior 135 lbs: 1st place. High School Wrestling Record: 112-4. In 2004, went 32-0 and had 159 takedowns.

Favorite grappling technique: All of them

Favorite Striking technique: All of them

Career

Key Opponents

Demetrious Johnson
Demetrious Johnson
21-2-1
( W-L-D )
Darren Uyenoyama
Darren Uyenoyama
8-5-0
( W-L-D )

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