Syuri Kondo


Out of UFC
February 18, 2021
Kondo is no longer on the UFC roster, Damon Martin of reports.
Kondo was able to pick up a win over Chanmi Jeon in her 2017 company debut, but since lost three consecutive fights. The 32-year-old strawweight's run has seemingly ended with a loss to Ashley Yoder in June of 2019.
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Can't stay upright in loss
June 22, 2019
Kondo lost to Ashley Yoder via unanimous decision (26-30 25-30 24-30) at UFC Fight Night 154 in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday.
Kondo had a good deal of success on the feet in this fight, but unfortunately, she wasn't there for long. Yoder took her down to the mat early and often, and dominated in the grappling exchanges. The kickboxer did well not to be submitted, but she needs to work on her takedown defense in order to put her striking to good use. After winning her UFC debut in 2017, Kondo has now dropped three fights in a row, which raises the question of where she goes from here. Kondo falls to 6-3 in professional MMA as a result of the loss.
Part of Greenville card
May 1, 2019
Kondo will take on Ashley Yoder in a strawweight matchup at UFC Greenville on June 22, Jose Youngs of reports.
Kondo has appeared under the UFC banner on three separate occasions, and averages 7.30 significant strikes landed per minute, which even includes a loss to Poliana Botelho where she recorded just two significant strikes. That time of volume appears fantasy-friendly on the surface, but this is a toss-up matchup where Kondo will enter the cage with disadvantages in both height and reach.
Fails to successfully represent pro wrestling
November 24, 2018
Kondo lost to Xiaonan Yan via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night 141 on Saturday in Beijing, China.
Kondo struggled to close the distance and land in this fight. She pushed forward throughout the contest, but Xiaonan was able to cut angles and land counters. Not only did she eat counters, but she also had to absorb a lot of leading leg kicks and side kicks. Kondo made it to the UFC using her clinch game, but since making her debut she had tried to fight at distance and struggled.
Loses undefeated record in Chile
May 19, 2018
Kondo lost to Poliana Botelho via TKO (punches) at 0:33 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Santiago, Chile.
Kondo did not even have a chance to get going in this fight. Botelho landed her first kick very hard to the body. The shot clearly hurt Kondo, and it sent her back to the cage. From there, Botelho turned it on with punches and finished the fight. Kondo made her way to the UFC fighter lesser competition, and in her first big step up in competition she really struggled. With more performances like this, she might end up back in Pancrase very soon.
To fight Poliano Botelho at UFC Chile
February 26, 2018
Kondo is scheduled to fight Poliano Botelho on May 19 at a UFC event in Santiago, Chile, Alexander K. Lee of reports.
Kondo defeated Chan-Mi Jeon in her UFC debut last September, defeating the 20-year-old in three rounds by split decision. Botelho is also coming off a victorious UFC debut in which she dropped Pearl Gonzalez by unanimous decision.