KID vs. Cariaso and Mighty Mouse vs. Barao at UFC 130 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Two batamweight fights have been announced for UFC 130 in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 28th, 2011. Top rated Japanese star, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto will face grinder, Chris Cariaso and the ever quick, Demetrious Johnson will take on promotional newcomer, Renan Barao.

Yamamoto will be looking to put on a better showing this time around after getting out-wrestled by Demetrious Johnson at UFC 126 last month. Cariaso is a Muay Thai specialist has won five of his last six bouts including a promotional debut win over Will Campuzano on the UFC Fight Night 23 card in January.

Johnson was on the other side of the coin at UFC 126 also making his octagon debut upsetting the top rated Japanese star, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto via unanimous decision. Prior to that he’d picked up wins over Nick Pace and Damacio Page in the WEC. Barao has been on an incredible run after losing his first professional MMA fight, winning twenty five straight bouts including submission wins over the above mentioned, Chris Cariaso and Anthony Leone in the WEC.

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