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An unintentional eye poke from Kid Yamamoto led to his UFC 184 fight with Roman Salazar being declared a No Contest. Kid Yamamoto's return to the UFC didn't go quite according to plan. The Japanese legend faced off with Roman Salazar on the preliminary card of UFC 184, and was looking decent over the first few minutes of the fight. But an accidental eye poke ended up stopping the action in the second round, and the bout was declared a No Contest. Both men actually poked each other in the eye in read news >>

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Going into his UFC 184 fight against Roman Salazar at Staples Center, there were many questions about whether legendary Japanese fighter Norfiumi "Kid" Yamamoto still had it. After their bout in Los Angeles, the questions still remain. Salazar, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was ruled unable to continue after taking a brutal double eye poke which was ruled incidental. Referee John McCarthy ruled the bout a no-contest at 2:37 of the round. The bantamweight duo engaged in a back-and-forth first round fille read news >>

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LOS ANGELES – It was not likely the way Norifumi Yamamoto wanted to come back after a layoff in excess of 1,000 days.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Shinya Aoki scored a rare 'twister' submission win over unheralded Yuki Yamaoto at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 on Wednesday, bringing his professional record to 37-6 with 1 no-contest. The win was impressive enough and can be seen below: However, Aoki wasn't done. After the bout, Aoki left the ring, only to give his opponent two middle fingers in defiance as he walked out: read news >>

  • 3 months 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 >>

  • 3 months 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 >>

  • 3 months 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 >>

  • 3 months 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 >>

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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 >>

  • 3 months 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 >>

  • 7 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 >>

  • 7 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 >>

  • 8 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 >>

  • 8 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 >>

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