Mario Yamasaki

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Birthday
22, 1964
Birthplace
Brazil
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1964 (age 55)
Birthplace
Brazil

About

Best known as a referee in Ultimate Fighting Championship, he is the founder and chief instructor of the Yamasaki Academy.

Before Fame

He was a jiu jitsu fighter who trained under 5th degree black belt, Marcelo Behring.

Trivia

He is a refereeing veteran of over 400 fights including those in organizations like UFC, Strikeforce, WEC, and EliteXC.

Family Life

He was the first of two sons born to Shigeru Yamasaki.

Associated With

He was criticized by announcer Joe Rogan following a controversial decision to disqualify Erick Silva at UFC 142.