Yamamoto and Kawajiri Expected to Appear at DREAM.11


Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto throws a left hand at Genki Sudo. Photo courtesy of FEG.

Japanese stars Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Tatsuya Kawajiri are expected to appear on the upcoming DREAM.11 event scheduled for October 6 at the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan. No opponents have been named at this time.

DREAM.11 will air live on HDNet and features the DREAM featherweight grand prix semi-final and final along with the semi-final for the “Super Hulk” tournament.

Yamamoto, a native of Tokyo, Japan, possesses a mixed martial arts record of 17-2. Yamamoto recently returned to action after spending a year and a half on the sidelines rehabbing various injuries. Yamamoto’s return was spoiled by MMA newcomer Joe Warren who stole a split decision. Yamamoto holds victories over the likes of Rani Yahya, Bibiano Fernandes, Genki Sudo, Caol Uno, Royler Gracie, and Jeff Curran. Yamamoto was last in action with K-1 World Max 2009 where he was stopped by Jae Hee Cheon in a kickboxing contest.

Kawajiri possesses a mixed martial arts record of 24-5-1 with victories over the likes of Joachim Hansen, Yves Edwards, Vitor Ribeiro, Chris Brennan, Kultar Gill, and Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante. Kawajiri, much like Yamamoto, was in action at K-1 World Max 2009 where he was stopped by Masato.

For the full DREAM.11 card, be sure to check out our rumors section.

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