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Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi

Weight Limit
51.8 kg
Height
153 cm / 5'0" ft
Country
Japan
Age
39 Y
Team
HybridFighter

About Mei Yamaguchi

DEEP Jewels World Champion Mei Yamaguchi was born in Tokyo, and she started learning karate at the age of 6 because she wanted to be like action star Jackie Chan. She went to school in Los Angeles, and grew up dividing her time between Japan and the United States. After she tragically lost her mother to illness, Yamaguchi found comfort in martial arts and threw herself into training.

After moving back to Japan, she made her professional mixed martial arts debut in 2007, and won a four-woman tournament two years later to become the Valkyrie Featherweight Champion. In 2015, Yamaguchi claimed the second championship of her veteran career by defeating three tough opponents to win the DEEP Jewels Featherweight Grand Prix and the belt. Following great success in Japan, she finally made her ONE Championship debut in May 2016 with a shot at the inaugural ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship, and she went five action-packed rounds with Angela Lee.

Despite a valiant effort that was undoubtedly the toughest test of Lee’s career to date, Yamaguchi ultimately lost by unanimous decision in a bout that deservedly won several Bout of the Year awards. After taking the time to correct all the mistakes she made the first time, the veteran Japanese warrior bounced back with huge wins over top contenders Jenny Huang and Gina Iniong to earn another shot at the coveted belt, and she continues her quest for the World Title today.

ONE Championship Records

Event Results

Result Method Round Method and round Opponent Opponent and event Country Date Event
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
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Jihin Radzuan
Malaysia
Bad Blood
Feb 11, 2022
Malaysia Feb 11, 2022
Bad Blood
Feb 11, 2022
DRAW
Technical Decision TD
R1 (12)
Technical Decision
R1 (12)
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Danielle Kelly
United States
ONE X
Mar 26, 2022
United States Mar 26, 2022
ONE X
Mar 26, 2022
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
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Julie Mezabarba
Brazil
Empower
Sep 3, 2021
Brazil Sep 3, 2021
Empower
Sep 3, 2021
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
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Denice Zamboanga
Philippines
Philippines Feb 28, 2020
King of the Jungle
Feb 28, 2020
WIN
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
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Jenny Huang
Taipei, China
CENTURY PART II
Oct 13, 2019
Taipei, China Oct 13, 2019
CENTURY PART II
Oct 13, 2019
WIN
Submission SUB
R1 (3:46)
Submission
R1 (3:46)
R1 (3:46) Laura_Balin_athletes avatar
Laura Balin
Argentina
Enter the Dragon
May 17, 2019
Argentina May 17, 2019
Enter the Dragon
May 17, 2019

Breakdown

Wins - 6
Losses - 6
3
Submission SUB
0
3
Unanimous Decision UD
5
0
Split Decision SD
1

Finish Rate

Finishes
3
Finish Rate
50%
Wins
6
Total Bouts
13

Bout Duration

Avg. Bout Duration
08m : 51s
Total Duration
1h : 55m : 04s

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