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  • 25 days ago
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Japanese star Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon to face Roman Salazar in a UFC 184 bantamweight bout on Feb. 28. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Japanese bantamweight Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto will return to the Octagon in February after three years away from the cage. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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He really wants that UFC win. Longtime Japanese fighting sensation Norifumi Yamamoto will return to the Octagon after nearly three years on the shelf, in a mixed martial arts (MMA) showdown against unheralded regional import Roman Salazar at the upcoming UFC 184: "Weidman vs. Belfort" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Feb. 28, 2015 inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. UFC announced the bantamweight booking on Wednesday. Yamamoto (18-6, 1 NC) made his Octagon debut in early read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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After a layoff that will be nearly three years to the day since his last fight, Norifumi Yamamoto is set to make a long-awaited return to MMA. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, the one time biggest star of the Japanese MMA scene, will return to action against Roman Salazar on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles. Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, who at one time was the biggest star on the Japanese MMA scene, has signed for a comeback fight after what will end up as three years out of action.The 37-year-old Yamamoto (18-6, 1 no contest) will face Roman Salazar (9-3) in a match announced by UFC's Japan office on Wednesday, Japanese time, at UFC 184. The show takes pla read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto (18-6, 1 NC) will return to the UFC for the first time in three years when he steps inside the cage on February 28, 2015 at UFC 184.KID's return was posted on the UFC's Japanese website on Tuesday evening, and his return is slated to come against Roman Salazar (9-3).Salazar made his UFC debut in October in a loss to Mitch Gagnon. He succumbed to a rear-naked choke in just two minutes and six seconds.Yamamoto was one of the most highly regarded lighter-weight fighters in t read news >>

  • 4 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 >>

  • 5 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 >>

  • 5 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 >>

  • 5 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 >>

  • a year ago
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With Kid Yamamoto out of UFC 165, Wilson Reis now faces Ivan Menjivar on the Sept. 21 fight card in Toronto, Canada. read news >>

  • a year ago
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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 >>

  • a year ago
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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 year ago
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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 >>

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