UFC 165: “Kid” Yamamoto Withdraws, Ivan Menjivar Has New Opponent
The line-up for the September 21st, UFC 165 card has received a short notice change, as the promotion has announced that “Kid” Yamamoto will no longer fight Ivan Menjivar as scheduled. Octagon newcomer Wilson Reis will step in as a replacement, who had been set to fight Hugo Viana tomorrow night, until a knee injury forced “Wolverine” to withdraw.
No specific information regarding Yamamoto’s withdrawal was mentioned in the announcement.
Reis (16-4) is currently on a four fight win streak and is coming off a submission win over Owen Roddy, while competing for Cage Warriors. Prior to the run, Reis put together a 5-4 record while fighting for Bellator.
Menjivar (25-10) is coming off a submission loss to Urijah Faber at UFC 157 in February, which left his overall UFC record at 4-3.
UFC 165 will be hosted by the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and will feature light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones taking on Alexander Gustafsson in the main event. Interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao will fight Eddie Wineland in the co-headliner.