Naoyuki
Kotani
33-11-7( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 5 fights.
Record: 33-11-7
Summary: Good puncher, aggressive fighter, good leg submissions

Fighter Info

From: Kanagawa Japan
Fights Out Of: Kanagawa Japan
Age: 32
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Media

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
95
31% Successful
29
Types of Successful Strikes
0
29
83% Standing
14%
24
4
1
Striking Defense
53
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
9
11% Successful
1
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
2
3
Takedown Defense
40
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Yan Cabral Oct 25, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Naoyuki Kotani -- -- -- --
Loss
Norman Parke Jul 19, 2014
34 2 0 2 R2 KO/TKO
Naoyuki Kotani 8 0 0 0
Loss
Dennis Siver Sep 8, 2007
28 0 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Naoyuki Kotani 9 0 2 0
Loss
Thiago Tavares Apr 5, 2007
21 4 2 7 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Naoyuki Kotani 12 1 1 2
Loss
Luiz Azeredo
PRIDE Bushido 9: The Tournament
Sep 25, 2005
5 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Naoyuki Kotani 0 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING:  I have been practicing a lot of grappling

Thoughts on opponent, Yan Cabral? His grappling is very good and he is very tall.

When and why did you start training for fighting? My brother, Hiroki Kotani, is a fighter and he taught me MMA techniques. I my career in 2000, when I was 17.

What ranks and titles have you held? Amateur champion in Rings, judo black belt

Do you have any heroes? I like WWE pro wrestling, so my hero is Shawn Michaels. I like Ken Shamrock too.

What is your favorite technique?
I like punching techniques. My kickboxing teacher is Riki Onodera, who has taught Rumina Sato and Ryo Chonan.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
UFC is the best fighting organization; it is my dream place. I have been fighting to get back to the UFC and now I have this second chance, so I aim to be the UFC champion.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I like sweets and cakes, so I want to become a patissier (pastry chef). I studied in the patissier special school.

What was your job before you started fighting?
Student.

 

  • Pro since 2000

 

  • 25 wins by submission (armbar 10, guillotine 1, heel hook 4, leg scissor choke 1, Achilles lock 1, rear naked 2, toe hold 1, triangle choke 1, triangle armbar 1, kneebar 1, kimura 2), five by knockout

 

  • Loss to Parke snapped 13 fight winning streak

 

  • 16-3-2 between UFC bouts

 

  • Last pre-Parke loss was to Jorge Masvidal via decision in 2010

Career

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