SportsNavi, translation- Momoro Kaji
Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto who recently became HERO’S lightweight champion by defeating Genki Sudo on the K-1 Dynamite New Year’s event is about to have another challenging fight. ‘Kid’ not only proved himself by defeating Royler Gracie and Caol Uno to get his title, but won his fights in devastating fashion. According to SportsNavi, K-1 is setting kid up against their World Max favorite, Masato. Anyone who knows K-1, knows that Masato is not only a superstar in Japan, but is one of K-1’s best kickboxers.

SportsNavi reports that Masato will fight in all five events in 2006; including, the New Year’s Eve Dynamite show. Possible opponents for Masato in 2006 are Andy Sauer, Remigijus, and Buakaw. Kid might fight Masato on HERO’S April 5th show, and if not that show then on September 27th. Also, if Kid wants to fight in World Max he is invited.