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Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto vs. Matt Hobar scrapped from UFC Fight Night 75 due to injuries

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UFC Fight Night 75 (UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs. Nelson) will take place this Saturday in Japan, but it will do so with one less bout. The UFC reported on its website on Tuesday evening both Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto and his opponent Matt Hobar were injured and their bout had been removed from the card.

"Due to training injuries suffered by both Kid Yamamoto and Matt Hobar, their UFC Fight Night bout in Saitama this weekend has been scrapped," the report says.

"The card, headlined by the heavyweight matchup between Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson, will now proceed with 10 bouts, with the featherweight fight pitting Diego Brandao against Katsunori Kikuno now moving on to the FOX Sports 1 main card."

Yamamoto, 38, last fought in February where his bout with Roman Salazar was ruled a no-contest due to accidental eye poke. He has not won in the UFC or since 2010. His record stands at 18-6 with 2 no-contests.

Hobar, 28, most recently competed at UFC 181 in December of 2014, where he dropped a unanimous decision win to Sergio Pettis. His record stands at 9-3.

UFC Fight Night 75 is scheduled to take place at the Saitama Super Arena, in Saitama, Japan.