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Dream.14 Live Blog: Norifumi 'KID' Yamamoto vs. Federico Lopez Updates

This is the Dream.14 live blog for Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto vs. Federico Lopez, featherweight bout on tonight's card at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Yamamoto (17-3) is in desperate need of a win after two straight MMA losses and has not won a fight in over three years. Lopez (4-2) out of Team Quest in Murrieta, Calif. is coming off two straight losses.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: Lopez walks in. Lopez throws a roundhouse kick, slips and falls. Yamamoto lands a leg kick. Yamamoto signals Lopez for him to come in. Lopez throws another high kick that is blocked. Yamamoto throws an inside leg kick that goes low. Yamamoto stops to apologize. A short rest and fight is back on with 3:43 left. Lopez throws front kicks. Lopez comes in with a right hand. Lopez looks to come in again but Yamamoto counters with a right hand. Lopez buckles to his knees. Yamamoto immediately rushes in with repeated heavy left hands that leave Lopez out cold.

Yamamoto wins by KO

Yamamoto picks up a much-needed win and tells the crowd that he will sleep well tonight.

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