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Monday, Jun 24, 2013

UFC 165: Ivan Menjivar vs. “Kid” Yamamoto Confirmed

Menjivar (photo via Fighthouse Management)

By FCF Staff

As expected, the September 21st, UFC 165 card in Toronto, Ontario will feature a bantamweight bout between established vets Ivan Menjivar and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto. The UFC Canada Twitter account confirmed the match-up on Monday.

Menjivar (25-10) will be looking to rebound from a submission loss he suffered versus Urijah Faber in February, as he was forced to tap-out to a opening round, rear-naked-choke. Prior to the defeat, Menjivar caught Azamat Gashimov with an armbar in round one at UFC 154 last November. The 31 year-old Tristar fighter is 3-2 in his last five bouts.

Yamamoto (18-6) is in a must win situation, as the Japanese vet is coming off consecutive losses to Demetrious Johnson, Darren Uyenoyama and most recently Vaughan Lee. The 36 year-old-bantamweight knocked out Federico Lopez at DREAM 14 in May, 2010, before joining the UFC.

UFC 165 will be hosted by Toronto’s Air Canada Centre and will feature light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones taking on Alexander Gustafsson in the main event.



posted by FCF Staff @ 1:07 pm
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