Norifumi Yamamoto

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Norifumi Yamamoto (山本 徳郁, Yamamoto Norifumi, March 15, 1977 – September 18, 2018) was a Japanese mixed martial artist and kickboxer. He was born in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.

Yamamoto competed in the bantamweight division of the UFC. He became popular in the Shooto organization due to his aggressive persona. He moved on to K-1 Hero's, where he became the K-1 Hero's 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Champion in December 2005.

On September 18, 2018, Yamamoto died of stomach cancer in Tokyo; he was 41 years old.[1][2]

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  1. "MMA Legend Kid Yamamoto Tragically Passes Away at Age 41". BJPenn.com.
  2. "Former UFC fighter Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto dead at 41". The Independent. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.