Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto is Confident - exited to fight at UFC 126
Dana White and newly signed UFC bantamweight, Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto has graced the cover of issue #154 of Kampiro Magazine. According to Nightmare of Battle, the popular Japanese MMA magazine also mentioned that #23 ranked lightweight, and former Sengoku lightweight champ, Satoru Kitaoka could be heading to Zuffa as well.
Japanese MMA promotion DREAM today announced three featherweight bouts for September 25's "DREAM.16" card. Fighters include Michihiro Omigawa, Cole Escovedo, Hiroyuki Takaya and Mitsuhiro Ishida.
DREAM 14 will air live on HDNet at 3:00 AM EST from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will feature the return on the White Cage along with a battle between current Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz and Japanese MMA legend Hayato "Mach" Sakurai. The card will also include Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, Kazushi Sakuraba, Ralek Gracie, Joachim Hansen, and Ikuhisa Minowa.
Highlights from Yamamoto vs. Kanehara from Dynamite!! 2009 HT: MMA-Core
The event will also see DREAM and Sengoku lightweight champions Shinya Aoki and Mizuto Hirota battling one another, 2008 Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii making his debut, and some intriguing bouts featuring Melvin Manhoef, Kazuo Misaki, Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Kazunori Yokota, Akihiro Gono, Hayato Sakurai, and many, many more.
Bloody Elbow brings you full live coverage of Dynamite!! 2009 in Saitama, Japan. Bouts include DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki vs. Sengoku ace Mizuto Hirota, retiring kickboxer Masato against Andy Souwer, and dueling gold medal judokas Satoshi Ishii and Hidehiko Yoshida.
Is the Fight Against Masanori Kanehara at New Years Eve, Kid Yamamoto's Last Shot at Redemption? What happens if he loses three straight?
"Kid" Yamamoto, Hideo Tokoro and "Mach" Sakurai backstage before this week's Dynamite!! press conference.