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Ivan Menjivar colliding with “Kid” Yamamoto at UFC 165

Ivan Menjivar colliding with “Kid” Yamamoto at UFC 165

The brilliant career of Norifumi Yamamoto is winding down but before “Kid” considers retirement he’ll have a chance to exit the Octagon with his head held high. Though not confirmed by officials, Yamamoto appears to be set for a match-up with Ivan Menjivar at UFC 165.

TVA Sports was first to report the scrap’s addition to the September 21 card. The Toronto-based event is scheduled to feature a title-fight between light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and clear-cut contender Alexander Gustafsson in the main event.

The 18-6 Yamamoto has thirteen TKOs to his credit but is currently on a three-fight slide and hasn’t seen action in more than a year. Among the notable wins notched on his record are those over Rani Yahya, Jeff Curran, Caol Uno, and Bibiano Fernandes.

Menjivar also came up short in his last clash, suffering a submission loss to Urijah Faber last February. He holds an overall record of 25-10 with nineteen finishes.

  • joe mo mma says:

    Yamamoto must have signed a sweet contract if he can lose 3 straight fights and still be in the UFC.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I think they are giving him this chance due to the fact that he has been around for a while and done very well, maybe he is on the downside but he was for a while one of the best in his class.


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