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Yamamoto in the U.S.

Various eyewitness accounts place K-1’s Kid Yamamoto at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif.

Josh Thomson said on Beatdown Radio that Yamamoto is training at AKA and getting ready for an upcoming match. There are also images circulating around the Internet where Yamamoto can be seen training at AKA.

For those of you who do not know, Yamamoto is one of the top amateur wrestlers in Japan and was even training to make the next Olympics but was injured while doing so. He’s considered by many to be the top 145 lbs. fighter in the world and has fought many times at 155 lbs., against guys who outweighed him by at least 20 lbs.

  • says:

    Kid needs to fight in the states in a BAD way..

  • Liem says:

    Dana White has shown great interest in signing Kid to the UFC. However, Kid only weighs 143 pounds. Kid has done a phenomenal job fighting in the lightweight division, but I’m unsure how he’ll do against BJ Penn or Sean Sherk. Kid verses BJ or Sherk would be a dream fight for me. I would also like to see Dana White opening the 145lbs weight class for the likes of Kid Yamamoto, Jens Pulver, and etc.


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