Ivan Menjivar. vs. Kid Yamamoto set for UFC 165 in September

Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE

In addition to the Light Heavyweight title fight, UFC 165 will feature a battle between "The Pride of El Salvador" and "Kid" Yamamoto.

Last week, the UFC announced it's plans for Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones' next title defense. Coming off his one-sided, own-toe-breaking demolition of Chael Sonnen at UFC 159, Jones will face Swedish striker Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC 165. Gus is coming off a unanimous decision victory over former champ Mauricio Rua back at UFC on Fox 5. The fight will go down on September 21 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.

On Wednesday, TVA Sports reported that the event picked up an exciting Bantamweight fight:

Ivan Menjivar is coming off a first round submission loss to Urijah Faber at UFC 157. He's currently ranked at #10 in the 135 lb. division and has gone 4-2 in the UFC. Norifumi Yamamoto hasn't fared nearly as well. He came to the UFC with a lot of hype from his resume in Japan, but has lost all three of his fights with the North American promotion. Chances are that this will be his last shot for success in the UFC.


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