Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee Added to UFC 144

Written by Tom Ngo
November 28th, 2011

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Well, if Takanori Gomi is going to get another shot inside the Octagon, then it only makes sense Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (Pictured) should, as well. The UFC has announced the Japanese superstar will face Vaughan Lee in their February 26th event.

Yamamoto has lost four of his last five contests, including his only two bouts in the big leagues. He dropped a unanimous decision to Darren Uyenoyama earlier this month at “UFC on FOX.”

The bantamweight brawl marks Lee’s follow up fight with the promotion. He lost to Chris Cariaso in his UFC debut.

The Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan will host the event. A lightweight title scrap between champion Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson is scheduled to headline the card.

No word from the UFC on how the show will be made available for viewing.

Here is the card’s updated roster:

Preliminary Bouts:

Tiequan Zhang vs. Leonard Garcia

Takanori Gomi vs. George Sotiropoulos

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee

Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso

Steve Cantwell vs. Riki Fukuda

Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski

Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch

Main Bouts:

Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt

Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis

Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Ryan Bader

Ben Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)

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