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Monday morning media: Kid Yamamoto returns

By Zach Arnold | July 2, 2007

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This is a great satire piece because you could clearly picture Spike TV coming up with a gimmick like this.

Updated HERO’s 7/16 Yokohama Arena card line-up:

  1. Middleweight Tournament (70 kg, 3R at 5 mins): Kaoru Uno vs. Katsuhiko Nagata
  2. Middleweight Tournament (70 kg, 3R at 5 mins): Hideo Tokoro vs. Black Mamba
  3. Middleweight Tournament (70 kg, 3R at 5 mins): Vitor “Shaolin” Ribiero vs. Kazuyuki Miyata
  4. Middleweight Tournament (70 kg, 3R at 5 mins): JZ Calvan (ATT) vs. Andre Dida (Chute Boxe)
  5. (3R at 5 mins) Alexandre Franca Nogueira vs. Shuichiro Katsumura
  6. (3R at 5 minutes) Yoon Dong-Sik vs. Bernard Ackah
  7. (3R at 5 mins) Ralek Gracie vs. Katsuyori Shibata

Sadaharu Tanigawa stated his intentions for Kid Yamamoto’s participation on the next HERO’s show in September. Yoshihiro Akiyama may also return in September.

Onto today’s headlines.

  1. Game Critics: What’s next for PRIDE?
  2. AOL Fanhouse: UFC 73 – Preview and Predictions
  3. UFC Junkie: Interview with Hermes Franca
  4. Sam Caplan: My thoughts on Kurt Angle
  5. Fight Hype: 10 fights that we need to see in MMA
  6. MMA on Tap: NSAC making noise
  7. Sprawl ‘n Brawl: Josh Barnett talks about his issues with UFC
  8. The Fightworks Podcast: Talking about nasty staph infections in MMA
  9. The Houston Chronicle: Rivals to the end, Penn and Pulver part ways
  10. The Pioneer Press: Blaine takes on a bloody ‘sport’
  11. KTRE (TX): MMA battle in Lufkin
  12. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Martial artists aren’t looking to mix it up
  13. The Weston & Somerset Mercury (UK): Weston’s Kade Sherlock victorious
  14. MMA Insider: Binky Jones earns brown belt Friday night
  15. UFC HP: Stephan Bonnar’s second act
  16. UFC Mania: Tim Sylvia hopes to get back in the ring in October

Topics: HERO's, Japan, K-1, Media, MMA, PRIDE, UFC, UK, Zach Arnold | 13 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

13 Responses to “Monday morning media: Kid Yamamoto returns”

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  2. torgo says:

    My favorite part of the satirical article is

    “In the second round, debates will doff their shirts and take part in a no-holds physical combat.”

    Really… No-holds physical combat.

    That’s some bush league Onion-ripoff crap right there.

  3. liger05 says:

    My boy Shibata is getting back in the ring.

  4. Zack says:

    That’s actually a great lineup.

  5. Jonathan says:

    What is the deal with the first comment on this page? What does it mean? It doesn’t seem to make any sense to me.

    and I am sad that Akiyama is not fighting again.

  6. Ernest says:

    This Card Looks Great Thus Far. That Andre Dida – JZ Fight is Going to Be Great.

  7. Royal B. says:


    It’s polish.

  8. 45 Huddle says:

    A lot of people have Ribeiro in their Top 10. He is a hard fighter to rank. The winner of this tournament is without question Top 10, and perhaps borderline Top 5. The Lightweight Division is so wide upon right now. Just look at the UFC, it is 25 fighters deep. Hopefully within the next year or so we will have more order to the weight class and an established #1 fighter. I could easily see 5 different fighters making that claim right now.

  9. Zack says:

    Shaolin MIGHT be top 10?

    If he’s not in your top 10, you’re a moron.

  10. 45 Huddle says:

    Nothing is certain in the Lightweight Division.

    And I do think Ribeiro is only a maybe in the Lightweight Top 10.

    Since defeating Ishida almost 3 years ago, what exactly has he done? He has lost to Kawajiri, and he hasn’t beaten one Top 10 level fighter at Lightweight. In fact, not one of them is probably Top 20.

    The sport has changed so much in 3 years, that a fighter who doesn’t have 1 Top 20 win in three years could easily be excluded from a Top 10. You can only hold onto those past wins (Ishida, Hansen, & Menjivar) for so long.

    But my point really won’t matter soon. If he and JZ fight, those are two top tier Lightweights competing against each other. The winner should surely put his name at least in the mix for being one of the top of the weight class. Along with Gomi, Sherk, Penn (if he stays), Melendez, and perhaps one or two others.

  11. The Gaijin says:

    Uhhh…he subbed Hansen, who’s pretty highly regarded. And if you actually WATCH his fights you know you’re making some pretty ignorant comments. He doesn’t just beat guys he BLOWS through them and puts on absolute clinics.

  12. liger05 says:

    Ribeiro is awesome!!!

  13. Zack says:

    45 Huddle’s arguments live and die by the fight finder.

    If Shaolin beats JZ he might be ranked up there with Sherk? Sherk hasn’t beaten a top 10 LW yet.

    Potentially he could be top 3, but until he beats top dudes, you can’t put him there yet. Shaolin has been ridiculously consistent for years. He’s also 1-1 with Kawajiri…his only blemish.


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