Top draw off Dream show this weekend
by Dave Meltzer
Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto suffered a torn ACL in training this past week and his return to fighting scheduled for Monday's Dream show is off.
One of the most talented fighters in the world, Yamamoto, 17-1, was scheduled to face Joseph Benavidez, a fighter out of Urijah Faber's camp in Sacramento. Yamamoto vs. Faber has been a dream match hardcore fans have been wanting to see, but it's been up to this point politically impossible to make.
At the press conference earlier today at the New Otani Hotel in Tokyo, Dream promooter Keiichi Sasahara announced Yamamoto was off the show. Yamamoto appeared at the press conference on crutches.
Thanks to George Guida
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