Solis arrived in Japan early on Thursday morning, Japanese time, for the bout and was met at the airport by the media, which included members of a TV Tokyo show, which asks why people are in Japan.
Solis, unsurprisingly, told the media that he was there for a fight.
Not only is the rugged South American in Japan for a fight, but he also seems to be very confident of scoring the upset next week, when he faces Yamanaka, and he suggested that the champion has a glass chin. It seems clear that Solis isn't just in Japan for a fight, but to score a career defining victory.
When asked about his weight the fighter seemed to suggest that he was just over what he needed to make and that he was 100% prepared for the bout, with the weight expected to be shifted easily come the weigh in.
So far Solis is 2-0 in Japan, having beaten both Kohei Kono and Daiki Kameda in the country. A win over Yamanaka would be a surprise but given his confidence it's clear he believes he can win the bout.
(Image courtesy of daily.co.jp)