UFC officials announced the Japanese stars inclusion on the upcoming UFC 184 event, in February.
UFC 184 takes place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The pay-per-view event features Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort, and Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano.
Yamamoto is set to face Roman Salazar.
The growing UFC 184 card is as follows:
- Champ Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort – for middleweight title
- Champ Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano – for women’s bantamweight title
- Frank Mir vs. Antonio Silva
- Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza
- Josh Koscheck vs. Neil Magny
- Roman Salazar vs. Norifumi Yamamoto