Goiti Yamauchi

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Goiti Yamauchi

Goiti Yamauchi

Who is Goiti Yamauchi?

Goiti Yamauchi is a skilled Brazilian mixed martial artist. Goiti Yamauchi fights in the lightweight division for Bellator MMA, the second-largest American MMA organization. Yamauchi’s entire life has been devoted to fighting.

Yamauchi became interested in fighting at a young age and joined for training.

In 2007, he defeated defending champion John Lineker to become the amateur boxing champion of Paraná State.

Early Life, Family, and Education

Goiti Yamauchi was born in Anj, Aichi, Japan, on January 5, 1993.

When he was 3 years old, his family relocated to Curitiba. He currently lives in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

He was also given a Japanese father and a Japanese-Brazilian mother at birth. He is so of mixed race and Japanese nationality by birth.

Goiti began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the age of nine. Muay Thai, boxing, and wrestling soon followed.

As a result, he earned his long-awaited Jiu-Jitsu black belt at the age of 20.

In addition, his parents sent him to a respectable school, but he forwent his schooling in order to pursue a career as a professional fighter.

His family did, however, support him and his choice.

In the life of a professional fighter, there isn’t much time for schooling because I train at least three times every day in addition to taking breaks.

Net Worth & Earnings

Goiti Yamauchi’s financial worth is currently being assessed.

For his victory in the fight at Bellator 229, Goiti received a bonus of $26,000 in addition to his salary of $52,000.

His main source of riches is his career as an MMA fighter.

However, whenever his career takes off and develops to the next level in the future, the up-and-coming fighter Yamauchi will be making a respectable sum of money.

Facts of Goiti Yamauchi

Full Name Goiti Yamauchi
Birth Date January 5, 1993
Birth Place Anjō, Aichi, Japan
Nick Name No
Religion N/A
Nationality Japanese-Brazillian
Ethnicity Not Available
Education N/A
Horoscope Capricon
Father’s Name N/A
Mother’s Name N/A
Age 29 Years Old
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg)
Reach 74 inches (188 cm)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Hazel-colored
Net Worth N/A
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend No
Children No
Profession Mixed Martial Arts
Division Featherweight (145 lb)
Lightweight (155 lb)
Build Athlete
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling, karate
Team Yamauchi Team
Academia Arena
MMA Record 29-25-4
Kickboxing Record 7-7
Years Active 2008-Present
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Net Worth N/A
Salary Not-fixed
MMA Merch  Gear, Gloves, Punching Bag
Last Update July 2022

Career as a Fighter

Yamauchi became interested in fighting at a young age and joined for training.

In 2007, he defeated defending champion John Lineker to become the amateur boxing champion of Paraná State.

After that, in 2010, he began his professional fighting career. He was seventeen years old at the time.

In the same way, he competed against numerous fighters from numerous organizations in Brazil from October 2010 to May 2013.

Career in MMA

Yamauchi signed a contract with Bellator MMA on January 15, 2013, making it a date he will never forget.

Musa Toliver vs. Goiti

At Bellator 99, Goiti finally made his promotional debut by competing against Musa Toliver, a debutant.

On September 13, 2013, he achieved a victory by submitting with a rear-naked choke early in the first round.

Saul Almeida versus Goiti

Similar to the first, his second promotion contest took place at Bellator 109 on November 22, 2013.

He defeated Saul Almeida in the first round by knockout as a result.

Bellator MMA in 2014

Yamauchi participated in three games in 2014. He competed in one of them, Bellator 110’s featherweight tournament quarterfinal, among others.

However, he was defeated by Will Matinez in a unanimous decision.

On May 17, 2014, he then fought Mike Richman at Bellator 120. He prevailed after a competitive battle by unanimous decision.

Goiti Yamauchi
Goiti Yamauchi in a MMA match. Source: mmajunkie

Similar to this, Goiti defeated Martin Stapleton at Bellator 125 on September 19, 2014, by submitting him with a rear-naked choke in the opening frame.

Bellator MMA in 2015

The contestant only faced Isao Kobayashi once in 2015, at Bellator 144 on October 23, 2015.

He won as a result after being submitted with a rear-naked choke in the third round. He also became the first fighter to submit to Kobayashi, aside from that.

Bellator MMA in 2016

Yamauchi had nevertheless engaged in three combats that year.

Bellator 151 hosted the opening match of this season on March 4, 2016. In his battle with Bubba Jenkins, he was defeated by a unanimous decision.

Similar to that, he fought Ryan Couture at Bellator 162 on October 21, 2016, and prevailed.

He won the first round through submission as a result. In addition, he was the first boxer to knockout Ryan Couture.

Later, on December 10, 2016, he submitted Valeriu Mircea at Bellator 168 in the opening round using a triangle choke.

Bellator MMA in 2017

Yamauchi participated in just one fight in 2017 and defeated Adam Piccolotti in the opening round of Bellator 183 by rear-naked submission.

Bellator MMA in 2018

On January 20, 2018, Yamauchi competed against Michael Chandler at Bellator 192. However, he was defeated by a unanimous decision.

Similar to that, he faced Saad Awad at Bellator 210 on January 20, 2018. He prevailed after a divided decision.

Saad Awad versus Goiti

On October 4, 2019, he competed at Bellator 229 against Saad Awad, which he defeated by submission.

Daron Cruickshank versus Goiti

Similarly, on December 29, 2019, fighter Yamauchi defeated Daron Cruickshank at the Bellator & Rizin: Japan event by submitting with a rear-naked choke.

He was scheduled to wrestle PFL veteran Nate Andrews on December 10, 2020, at Bellator 254.

Yamauchi, though, put on nearly seven pounds more than necessary for the lightweight division. The conflict was over as a result.

According to commission chief Mike Mazzulli, Yamauchi had a history of missing weight, according to the Mohegan Sun.

Therefore, starting now, he must compete in the Welterweight division.

“Since I can no longer compete in the lightweight division, I’ll move up to the welterweight division. Whatever happens, I’m confident it will be for the better for me.

I might return to the lightweight class in the future, but with all that has transpired, it is sadly not possible right now.


Goiti, a fighter, faced five opponents during his amateur career, winning five of them, according to Sherdog.

Similar to that, he had participated in fifteen fights before to joining Bellator MMA.

Nevertheless, he only fell to Rodrigo Cavalheiro once, and he prevailed in the other fights.

As a result, the fighter won a featherweight tournament in Smash Fight and received a featherweight title from Iron Fight Combat.

Furthermore, during his Bellator MMA career, he has engaged in a total of fourteen fights. At the same time, he won the remaining battles while dropping three fights.

Personal Life

Although details about his personal life are kept private, it appears that Goiti Yamauchi is currently unmarried.

He is presently preoccupied with his professional career.

Apart from that, nothing is known about his personal and private life.

Similarly, there may not be much separation between his personal and professional lives.

Because he spends most of his time training and fighting, according to his social media.

Yamauchi the fighter has also never been associated with any scandal, rumors, or affairs.

Instead, he concentrates on developing his MMA career because becoming a world champion is his ultimate objective.

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Age and Body Measurements

Goiti Yamauchi is 28 years old at the moment. In addition, he is a Capricorn.

An ambitious, dependable, gloomy, and workaholic man is a Capricorn.

The rebel fighter is also 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall and weighs 145 pounds (66 kg).

With blonde hair, hazel eyes, and a beard, he has a dashing appearance.

As a fighter, he spends a lot of time working out, keeping his body in good condition.

Social Media Presence

The renegade fighter Yamauchi can be found on Twitter and Instagram.

His Instagram handle is @goitiyamauchi and his Twitter handle is @GoitiOfficial.