Thursday, November 29, 2007

"KID" Yamamoto vs Rani Yahya

K1 "Dynamite!" announced a blockbuster matchup between Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto vs Rani Yahya. Kid (16-1) is known for his aggressive fighting style featuring vicious strikes. Kid received his education in the United States and wrestled at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona, capturing three state championships. Even though he walks around at 143, wrestles at 132, he typically fights at 155. He has KO wins over Cael Uno, Genki Sudo and Royler Gracie. He also has a decision victory over Jeff Curran. However, his last three fights have been against relatively unknown fighters.

Yahya (11-3) is no slouch himself, and will be Kid's biggest test for some time. Before his loss to Chase Beebe (11-1), Yahya had submitted Mark Hominick (14-7).

Here is a Kid Yamamoto highlight


Billy's MMA Blog said...

Yahya did great against Beebe and got him in a killer knee bar in the first round, but after that Yahya gased out. He better prepare his cardio better for this fight.


Yahya will definately be a challenge for Kid. Don't think I have ever seen Kid lack in the cardio department so Yahya better be ready.

*Someday I hope things work out and we get to see a Faber v. Kid fight.