Ivan Menjivar Meets Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto at UFC 165

Written by Tom Ngo
June 24th, 2013

UFC Ivan Menjivar

As the rumor mill has been chirping about for the last week, a bantamweight brawl between Ivan Menjivar (pictured) and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto will in fact go down at UFC 165.

The UFC made the 135-pound tango official Monday morning.

Menjivar will be looking to bounce back from UFC 157‘s submission loss to Urijah Faber. The “Pride of El Salvador” is victorious in four of his last six fights.

Having lost all three of his bouts inside the Octagon, Yamamoto will likely be fighting for his UFC life. The 36-year-old has dropped five of his past six scraps overall.

The September 21 event takes place inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Here is the card’s current roster:

Ivan Menjivar vs. Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto

Myles Jury vs. Mike Ricci

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)

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