UFC Books “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Chris Beal
By FCF Staff
One of Japan’s greatest fighters to date has been added to UFC FN 89, as the promotion has announced Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto will battle American flyweight, Chris Beal.
UFC FN 89 will take place on June 18th in Ottawa, Ontario.
The 39 year-old Yamamoto (18-6) will be fighting for the first time since February, 2015, when his bout with Roman Salazar was declared a no-contest (the latter could not continue due to an eye poke). The Japanese star, who at one point was regarded as one of the best fighters in the world, has gone winless in four UFC bouts.
The 30 year-old Beal (10-2) is coming off a split decision loss to Chris Kelades last August.
UFC FN 89 will be headlined by a welterweight fight between Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson.