With the main and co-main events set for UFC 184, officials are starting to piece together the preliminary cards, adding the return of Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto to the docket.
Set for February 28 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the card features Chris Weidman defending his middleweight belt vs. Vitor Belfort. Also, Ronda Rousey squares off with Cat Zingano for the female bantamweight title.
Yamamoto (18-6) will be competing for the first time in three years, and is looking for his first UFC victory in three previous tries. He’ll meet Roman Salazar (9-3), who lost his Octagon debut to Mitch Gagnon.
During his career, Yamamoto fought last in 2012, losing via submission to Vaughan Lee. His other UFC losses came at the hands of flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Darren Uyenoyama.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Vitor Belfort
UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Cat Zingano
Heavyweight: Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva
Middleweight: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Yoel Romero
Bantamweight: Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Roman Salazar