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"Cat's Eye"

12-3-0

Hiroko Yamanaka

Hiroko "Cat's Eye" Yamanaka
  • Given Name: 山中 裕子 yamanaka hiroko
  • Professional MMA Record: 12-3-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Cat's Eye
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1978.10.24
  • Last Fight: January 05, 2013 in IFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $16,000 USD
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Gym/Affiliation: Master Japan
  • Born: Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Kisarazu, Chiba, Japan
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Hiroko Yamanaka Wiki Update Wiki

Yamanaka is a Featherweight fighter with a Muay Thai and Submission grappling background. She has fought in Smackgirl, Jewels, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC. She holds notable victories over Yoko Takahashi, Mayumi Aoki, Hitomi Akano, and Molly Helsel

Yamanaka would start her professional career in Smackgirl's Super Gals Mix Cup Open Weight Tournament. She would go 4-0 to win the tourney and become the Smackgirl Open weight champion. Yamanaka next entered the 2008 Smackgirl World Remix Open weight Tournament. She lost in the opening round to Hitomi Akano. She would then rattle off 8 straight wins, including a win over Akano, before signing to Strikeforce.

Yamanaka's Strikeforce debut was for the Featherweight title against Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. Cyborg would quickly KO the overwhelmed Yamanaka but the fight became a No Contest when Cyborg tested positive for Stanozolol. Yamanaka would next fight Dutch Kickboxing champion Germaine de Randamie. Yamanaka would lose by decision.

Looking to get back on track, Yamanaka made her Invicta debut against Ediane Gomes. Gomes would outstrike the tentative Yamanaka for a decision victory.

Yamanaka holds a 1-2 record in Submission grappling. In the 2006 Smackgirl Openweight Grappling Queen Tournament Yamanaka lost a decision to Roxanne Modafferi in the opening round. She also competed in the 2008 Openweight Expert Queen Tournament, winning her first match by armbar and losing in the semifinals by armbar.

Yamanaka also holds a 2-0 Shoot Boxing record. She won both bouts by TKO over Mayumi Aoki and Megumi Yabushita

Last updated 03.23.2013, 7:57 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ediane Gomes
Ref: Rob Hinds
Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2013.01.05
Weigh-In: 145.6 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Germaine de Randamie
Ref: Mike Beltran
Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs
2012.08.18
Odds: +105 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
No Contest | KO/TKO
0:16 Round 1 of 5
Cristiane Justino
Ref: Luis Cobian
Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 145
2011.12.17
Odds: +850 Huge Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Armlock Bolormaa Erdenebileg Jewels 2011.07.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Molly Helsel Jewels 2010.12.17
Win | Submission | Choke Sandy Furner Shoot Boxing 2010.08.29
Win | Decision | Unanimous Atsuko Emoto Jewels 2010.05.23
Win | Decision | Split Hitomi Akano Jewels 2010.03.19
Win | Decision | Unanimous Shannon Hooper Jewels 2009.05.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Michiko Takeda Jewels 2009.02.04
Win | Decision | Unanimous Mayumi Aoki Jewels 2008.11.16
Loss | Submission | Armlock Hitomi Akano Smackgirl 2008.04.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous Yoko Takahashi Smackgirl 2007.09.06
Win | Decision | Split Michiko Takeda Smackgirl 2007.05.19
Win | Decision | Unanimous Yuiga Smackgirl 2007.03.11
Win | Decision | Unanimous Rie Murakami Smackgirl 2006.11.29

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