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Norifumi Yamamoto Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 18-6-0 NC(2)

Yamamoto came from a wrestling family. His father Ikuei Yamamoto represented Japan at the 1972 Olympic games in Munich and his sisters Miyuu Yamamoto and Seiko both won world championships in freestyle wrestling. Kid received his education in the United States and wrestled at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona, capturing three state championships (with a third-place finish as a freshman). During that time he lived and received training from Townsend and Tricia Saunders. He also trained briefly under Choi Mu Bae. At the age of 21, Yamamoto made a transition from wrestling to mixed martial arts despite his father's opinion that MMA isn't a real sport. His first trainer in the sport was Enson Inoue, fiancé of Yamamoto's sister at the time.

Last Fight: Roman Salazar
Age: 45
Height 5'4"
Weight 135 lbs
Nick Name: "Kid"
Nationality: Japan
Association: Krazy Bee
18 Wins
KO / TKO
13
72%
Submission
2
11%
Decisions
3
16%
6 Losses
KO / TKO
1
16%
Submission
1
16%
Decisions
4
66%

Wiki Stats

Reach 66 in (168 cm)
Style Kickboxing, Wrestling, Shootfighting
Team Krazy Bee Purebred Tokyo Killer Bee(2003–2007) Purebred Omiya(2001–2002)
Years active 2001–2018 (MMA)
Spouse Malia (m. 2004 div. 2009)
Children 3

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Norifumi Yamamoto next fight?
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Norifumi Yamamoto last fight?
Norifumi Yamamoto had a no contest in his last fight against Roman Salazar by No Contest (Accidental Eye Poke) on Feb. 28, 2015 at UFC 184 - Rousey vs. Zingano.
Is Norifumi Yamamoto retired?
Norifumi Yamamoto last fought Roman Salazar 7 years 9 months and 4 days ago, and should be considered retired.
Should I bet on Norifumi Yamamoto?
Norifumi Yamamoto has a 75% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 100% of his fights.
Out of the 5 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -519 favorite, and out of 5 favored matches, he has won 20% of them.
He has never been an underdog in 5 matches.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 5 of Norifumi Yamamoto betting fights, you would have lost $391.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have made $1070.
Where is Norifumi Yamamoto from?
Norifumi Yamamoto is from Tokyo, Kato, Japan.
Has Norifumi Yamamoto ever been knocked out?
Norifumi Yamamoto has lost 1 time by KO/TKO. Their only defeat TKO (Cut) from Stephen Palling on May. 05, 2002 at Shooto - Treasure Hunt 6
How long has Norifumi Yamamoto been fighting?
Norifumi Yamamoto has been fighting for a period of 13 years 10 months and 26 days, his first fight was on Mar. 02, 2001 at Shooto - To The Top 2. He has accumalated roughly 3 hours, 1 minutes and 19 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
NC Roman Salazar UFC 184 - Rousey vs. Zingano
Feb/28/2015
No Contest (Accidental Eye Poke) John McCarthy 2 2:37
loss Vaughan Lee UFC 144 - Edgar vs. Henderson
Feb/26/2012
Submission (Armbar) Herb Dean 1 4:29
loss Darren Uyenoyama UFC on Fox 1 - Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
Nov/12/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Larry Landless 3 5:00
loss Demetrious Johnson UFC 126 - Silva vs. Belfort
Feb/05/2011
Decision (Unanimous) Mario Yamasaki 3 5:00
win Federico Lopez Dream - Dream 14
May/29/2010
KO (Punches) Kenichi Serizawa 1 1:41
loss Masanori Kanehara K-1 - Dynamite!! Power of Courage 2009
Dec/31/2009
Decision (Unanimous) Yuji Shimada 3 5:00
loss Joe Warren Dream 9 - Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 Second Round
May/26/2009
Decision (Split) Yuji Shimada 2 5:00
win Rani Yahya K-1 - Premium 2007 Dynamite!!
Dec/31/2007
TKO (Punches and Soccer Kicks) Minoru Toyonaga 2 3:11
win Bibiano Fernandes K-1 HERO's - Tournament Final
Sep/17/2007
Decision (Unanimous) Yoshinori Umeki 3 5:00
win Istvan Majoros K-1 - Premium 2006 Dynamite!!
Dec/31/2006
TKO (Punches) Yoshinori Umeki 1 3:46
win Kazuyuki Miyata K-1 - Hero's 5
May/03/2006
KO (Flying Knee) Akira Okabayashi 1 0:04
win Genki Sudo K-1 - Premium 2005 Dynamite!!
Dec/31/2005
TKO (Punches) Yoshinori Umeki 1 4:39
win Caol Uno K-1 - Hero's 3
Sep/07/2005
TKO (Cut) Yoshinori Umeki 2 4:04
win Royler Gracie K-1 - Hero's 3
Sep/07/2005
KO (Punch) Akira Okabayashi 2 0:38
win Ian James Schaffa K-1 - Hero's 2
Jul/06/2005
TKO (Punches) Yoshinori Umeki 3 1:23
win Narantungalag Jadambaa K-1 - World Max 2004
Oct/13/2004
KO (Punches) Naoyuki Taira 1 1:55
win Kazuya Yasuhiro K-1 MAX - World Grand Prix 2004 Final
Jul/07/2004
Submission (Armbar) Akira Okabayashi 2 2:40
win Tony Valente K-1 MAX - World Grand Prix 2004 Opening Round
Apr/07/2004
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Naoyuki Taira 1 0:58
win Caleb Mitchell Shooto - 9/5 in Korakuen Hall
Sep/05/2003
KO (Punch) Toshiharu Suzuki 1 0:40
win Jeff Curran SB 29 - SuperBrawl 29
May/09/2003
Decision (Unanimous) Toshiharu Suzuki 3 5:00
win Tetsuo Katsuta Shooto - Treasure Hunt 10
Sep/16/2002
KO (Punches) Toshiharu Suzuki 1 2:45
loss Stephen Palling Shooto - Treasure Hunt 6
May/05/2002
TKO (Cut) Toshiharu Suzuki 1 0:30
NC Josh Thomson Shogun 1 - Shogun 1
Dec/15/2001
No Contest (Yamamoto Kicked in Groin) Mike Stock 2 2:00
win Hideki Kadowaki Shooto - To The Top 8
Sep/02/2001
KO (Punches) Toshiharu Suzuki 1 4:02
win Masashi Kameda Shooto - To The Top 6
Jul/06/2001
KO (Punch) Toshiharu Suzuki 1 4:17
win Masato Shiozawa Shooto - To The Top 2
Mar/02/2001
Decision (Unanimous) Toshiharu Suzuki 2 5:00