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UFC 130 Fight Card: 'Kid' Yamamoto Injured, Michael McDonald Steps in Against Chris Cariaso

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Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto's road to his first UFC victory will have to wait, as he had to pull out of UFC 130 due to an undisclosed injury. 20-year-old Michael McDonald, who was expected to face Nick Pace on UFC 133, will now step in to face Chris Cariaso. made the announcement today:

"Kid Yamamoto has withdrawn from his May 28th bout vs Chris Cariaso due to injury," said UFC President Dana White. "In his place will be UFC’s youngest fighter and one of it’s most exciting, Michael McDonald, who is coming off a recent Fight of The Night performance. Chris Cariaso carries a great record of his own with a fast style and he plans on cementing his place in the bantamweight division with a win over the highly touted prospect. Both have verbally agreed to the fight."

Michael "Mayday" McDonald (12-1)
Win Edwin Figueroa - unanimous decision - UFN 24
Win Clint Godfrey - submission (armbar) - WEC 52
Chris Cariaso (11-2):
Win Will Campuzano -  Decision (Unanimous) - UFC: Fight For The Troops 2
Loss Renan Barão - Submission (Rear Naked Choke) - WEC 53

The updated UFC 130 fight card is after the jump.

- Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard (Lightweight Championship)
- Matt Hamill vs. Quinton Jackson
- Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
- Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve
- Jorge Santiago vs. Brian Stann

- Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
- Demetrious Johnson vs. Miguel Torres

- Tim Boetsch vs. Kendall Grove
- Cody McKenzie vs. Bart Palaszewski
- Chris Cariaso vs. Michael McDonald
- Renan Barao vs. Cole Escovedo