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Old 09-01-2011, 03:56 PM
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Default "Kid" Yamamoto Out of 135

Dang it I was really looking forward to seeing Kid Yamamoto and Gomi on the same card...

Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto vs. Damacio Page scratched from UFC 135 prelims
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Sep 01, 2011 at 9:40 am ET
A bantamweight bout between Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto (18-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Damacio Page (15-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been scratched from next month's UFC 135 event.

Both fighters suffered injuries in the lead-up to the fight.

UFC 135 takes place Sept. 24 at Denver's Pepsi Center. The night's main card, including light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones vs. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, airs on pay-per-view.

Yamamoto vs. Page was slated for a part of the preliminary card that's expected to stream on Facebook.

Yamamoto made his long-awaited UFC debut earlier this year and suffered a unanimous-decision loss to Demetrious Johnson at UFC 126. The K-1 HERO'S and DREAM vet now is just 1-3 in his past four fights following a seven-year, 14-fight win streak in Japan. Yamamoto, who was slated to fight Chris Cariaso at UFC 130, has now pulled out of two straight fights.

Page, who competed in the WEC prior to the organization's merger with the UFC earlier this year, closed out his WEC career with a submission loss to Johnson and then was tapped out again during his UFC debut, which came in a UFC on Versus 3 bout with ex-champ Brian Bowles back in March. The Greg Jackson-trained fighter had won seven of eight bouts before the back-to-back losses.

The latest UFC 135 card now includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

•Champ Jon Jones vs. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (for light-heavyweight title)
•Matt Hughes vs. Diego Sanchez
•Rob Broughton vs. Travis Browne
•Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi
•Mark Hunt vs. Ben Rothwell

•Tim Boetsch vs. Nick Ring
•Aaron Riley vs. Tony Ferguson

•Ricardo Romero vs. James Te Huna
•Cole Escovedo vs. Takeya Mizugaki
•Junior Assuncao vs. Eddie Yagin
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