- 2 months ago
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Golf clap. Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight contender Urijah Faber will take on international veteran Masenori Kanehara at the UFC Fight Night 52: "Hunt vs. Nelson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Fight Pass, which is scheduled for Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 20, 2014, according to Fight Sport Asia (via FOX Sports). It would have been Faber vs. Norifumi Yamamoto, but "Kid" was ruled ineligible following an injury. Faber (31-7) is fresh off a submission read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Urijah Faber still has his eyes set on a fight against Norifumi Yamamoto. Interestingly enough, Dana White revealed during a recent UFC Fight Night 52 press conference that he would love to book it if "The California Kid" escaped UFC 175 unscathed; which he did. After T.J. Dillashaw dethroned Renan Barao as ruler of the bantamweight division at UFC 173, it didn't take long for fans to start foaming at the mouth for a potential teammate vs. teammate match up pitting T.J. against Urijah Faber. Unf read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Since they're all in the twilight of their careers, it seemed natural for the UFC to add Takanori Gomi, Norafumi "Kid" Yamamoto and Yoshihiro Akiyama to the UFC Fight Night 52 card in September in Japan, according to Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting. Although none of the three men have flourished since joining the UFC, the company's brass must assume that if anything's going to motivate them, it'll be the UFC's first trip to Japan since UFC on Fuel TV 8. Of the three, only Gomi fought on the UFC on read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Three of the biggest stars from the heyday of Japanese mixed martial arts, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Takanori Gomi and Kid Yamamoto, will return on UFC's Sept. 20 show at the Saitama Super Arena. For Akiyama and Yamamoto, it will be their first fight in more than two years. Three of the biggest stars in Japanese mixed martial arts history will return for UFC's Sept. 20 show at the Saitama Super Arena in what is scheduled to be the most star-loaded show to date on Fight Pass.Takanori Gomi (35-9, 1 no co read news >>
With Kid Yamamoto out of UFC 165, Wilson Reis now faces Ivan Menjivar on the Sept. 21 fight card in Toronto, Canada. read news >>
Norifumi Yamamoto has withdrawn from his scheduled bantamweight showdown with Ivan Menjivar at UFC 165, and “The Pride of El Salvador” will now meet Wilson Reis instead. read news >>
It didn't take long for Wilson Reis to book his next fight after being scrapped from Wednesday's card in Brazil. With "Kid" Yamamoto out, Reis will step in later this month to meet Ivan Menjivar at UFC 165. read news >>
A bantamweight bout between Ivan Menjivar and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto has been added to the UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson fight card slated for Sept. 21. read news >>
A bantamweight bout between Norifumi Yamamoto and Ivan Menjivar is now official for UFC 165 in September. read news >>
A bantamweight bout between Ivan Menjivar and Norifumi Yamamoto reportedly is slated for UFC 165. read news >>
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Four-and-a-half months later, Vaughan Lee is still buzzing over what was by far the biggest win of his career.
In February, Lee fought for the first time outside his native England, going into hostile territory to fight Japanese legend Norifumi Yamamoto at UFC 144 in Japan - and he submitted "Kid" in the first round.
The win was so big, Lee on Monday told MMAjunkie.com, that he's already willing to make it a career calling card.
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