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Earlier this week, Dana White mentioned that his promotion was in talks to add Japanese featherweight Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto to the mix of the UFC’s top notch 145-pound class.
Well, according to the UFC president, the popular 33-year-old Japanese fighter has come to terms with the Zuffa-owned organization.
White tweeted the news last night.
Despite being an unremarkable 1-2 in his last three outings, Yamamoto (18-3 1 NC), who has fought Stateside twice has built a solid career competing mostly in Japan. He holds a number of impressive wins over a number of notable opponents including Royler Gracie, Rani Yahya, Caol Uno, Genki Sudo and current DREAM featherweight champ Bibiano Fernandes.
Although the Baldfather didn’t say when Kid will make his Octagon debut, expect him to be part of the UFC’s planned 2011 move into the Asian market.
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