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Mei Yamaguchi

"V.V" Mei Yamaguchi

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: 山口芽生, Yamaguchi Mei
  • Pro MMA Record: 21-11-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: V.V
  • Current Streak: 4 Wins
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1983.02.03
  • Last Fight: October 13, 2019 in ONE
  • Weight Class: Strawweight | Last Weigh-In: 114.9 lbs
  • Affiliation: RIKI GYM
  • Height: 5'0" (153cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Los Angeles, California
  • Fighting out of: Tokyo, Japan
  • College: Temple University
  • Foundation Style: Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Yamaguchi is currently a Strawweight for JEWELS, but has also fought in Vale Tudo Japan, Pancrase, Valkyrie, and Smackgirl. She comes from a Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu background. She holds notable victories over Saori Ishioka, Emi Fujino, Kyoko Takabayashi, Yuka Tsuji, Tomomi Sunaba and Mika Nagano.

Yamaguchi began her career fighting in Smackgirl's The Next Cinderella Tournament 2007. She would defeat Anna Saito, Saori Ishioka, and Emi Tomimatsu to win the tournament. She would later enter Valkyrie's women Featherweight tournament which she would win earning her a title shot against Yuka Tsuji and get a chance at revenge for losing to her earlier in her career. Yamaguchi would win in what is one of the biggest upsets in Women's MMA history.

Yamaguchi has an 0-2 record in submission grappling, she fared better in Shoot Boxing where she owns a 7-4 record. She was the runner up in both the 2009 and 2012 Shoot Boxing Girls S-Cup.

Last updated 03.21.2013, 2:20 PM ET
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