Menjivar (25-10) has competed as heavy as welterweight. He competed in the UFC as a lightweight in 2004. “The Pride of El Salvador” returned to the UFC in 2011 as a bantamweight and has gone 4-2 in the organization at 135 pounds.
Menjivar is coming off a loss to former featherweight titleholder Urijah Faber at UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in his last outing and hopes to get put a “w” in the win column against Yamamoto and work his way back into title contention.
Yamamoto (18-6) was once considered the top featherweight fighter in the world, but has fallen on a rough patch recently, losing five of his last six fights.
Yamamoto made his UFC debut in February 2011 in the bantamweight division. He’s gone 0-3 in the UFC, losing to Vaughan Lee by submission in his last outing. He’ll likely be fighting to keep his job against Menjivar.