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“Kid” Yamamoto Off Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery, Likely to Fight at DREAM 14

Norifumi Kid YamamotoNorifumi “Kid” Yamamoto will not fight at “Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery” on May 15 in St. Loius, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced on Thursday, as the Japanese featherweight is instead expected to return to action at DREAM 14 on May 29 in Saitama, Japan.

Yamamoto was scheduled to make his Strikeforce debut against Federico Lopez on the preliminary card of the Showtime-televised event, but has instead been tapped to fill a DREAM 14 event that recently lost it’s planned light heavyweight grand prix.

“Kid” (17-3) dropped back-to-back DREAM bouts to Joe Warren and Massanori Kanehara in 2009, which snapped a 14-fight win streak that began in 2002 and included wins over notables Caol Uno, Genki Sudo, Bibiano Fernandes, and Rani Yahya.

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