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Joe Soto Replaces Kid Yamamoto at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa

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Veteran bantamweight Joe Soto has stepped in to replace Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto against Chris Beal at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa on June 18. UFC announced the change on Thursday.

Soto (15-5) is looking to get his first UFC win after going 0-3 in his first three outings for the fight promotion. He made his Octagon debut in 2014, taking on T.J. Dillashaw on one day’s notice. He’s coming off a split decision loss to Michinori Tanaka in January.

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Beal (10-2) is coming off back-to-back losses. The bout against Soto will be his first Octagon appearance in 2016, and he hopes to get back in the win column.

UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson is headlined by a five-round welterweight bout between contenders Rory MacDonald and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. The event takes place at the TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on June 18.

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