UFC President Dana White has verified via Twitter that in fact Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto has been signed to the UFC. The announcement came only a day after rumors of talks with the Japanese 145 lb. star. Kid reportedly had a falling out with FEG’s Dream promotions prior to Dream.14 and expressed much interest in the higher talent pool in the UFC, hoping to one day get a shot at Jose Aldo.
Along with Yamamoto comes the signing of Michihiro Omigawa from Dream as well. Omigawa will be making his return to the UFC off a five win streak, but will have a tough fight against the undefeated featherweight, Chad Mendes. A tentative date is yet to be set for the two clashing.