Yuta The Smiling Sniper Kubo
Current Rank
175 CM / 5'8"
Japan Japan
65 KG / 143 LBS
Social Media
The Smiling Sniper

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 3-1-0 (1 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 8:15 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 2:0 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 8.61 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 7.13 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential 1.48 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 52.69% Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Loss Mosab Amrani Glory 13: Tokyo
Dec 21 2013
Decision - Unanimous
Win Gabriel Varga Glory 8: Tokyo
May 03 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Chibin Lim Glory 8: Tokyo
May 03 2013
02:58 of Round 2
Icon fighter video play
Win Masaaki Noiri Glory 8: Tokyo
May 03 2013
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play

Fighter Bio

Twitter Yuta The Smiling Sniper Kubo

3-1-0 (1 KO) Japan

Glory 8 Featherweight Tournament Champion

K-1 MAX 63kg Champion

ISKA World Light-Welterweight Champion


‘The Smiling Sniper’ Yuta Kubo made his GLORY debut in May 2013 by winning the eight-man featherweight slam tournament at GLORY 8 TOKYO. Along the way he beat three of the world’s top talents at this weight and stamped his authority on the number one ranking spot.

Kubo had previously fought at and dominated the 67kg weight class and has even ventured as high as lightweight (70kg), with success in each division. He combines a highly-technical fighting style with a killer instinct.

He is also an experienced tournament fighter, having won several eight-man tournaments in his native Japan prior to being signed by GLORY. Having made his professional debut aged 17, Kubo has fought and beaten all his closest rivals at least once.

Kubo started practicing taekwondo at the age of 8 and kickboxing at the age of 15. He won the ‘Best Rookie’ award from the New Japan Kickboxing Federation in 2005, the year he turned professional, and has scooped numerous titles and awards since then.