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Mario Yamasaki tapped as referee for UFC 98 Evans-Machida main event

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Veteran MMA official Mario Yamasaki has been tapped as the referee for next month's UFC 98 title fight between UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and top contender Lyoto Machida, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned.

The assignment was revealed during today's Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas.

UFC 98 takes place May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and Evans vs. Machida is the night's main event.









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Post #1   5/13/09 3:15:41PM   

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Mario is the man! Thats why he is in the UFC game.

Post #2   5/13/09 3:22:53PM   

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Best Ref not named Big John but this is the second time I have heard that someone was the ref for the main event I thought they kept the quiet till fight time.

Post #3   5/13/09 5:37:10PM   

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any mention if he'd have the stache or not ?

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good ref to have

Post #5   5/13/09 7:40:32PM   

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Good. He won't pull a premature stoppage. He's definitely one of the best in the business.

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Good. He won't pull a premature stoppage. He's definitely one of the best in the business.



definitely, hes one of the best ref's at letting there be little to no doubt about whether or not it deserved to be stopped.

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why is this news

Post #8   5/13/09 9:07:58PM