Found January 08, 2013 on
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A top middleweight match-up between hecotr Lombard and Yushin Okami has been made official for March 3rd at the Saitama Super Arena when the UFC returns for their annual show. The announcement was made earlier today on UFC.com
Okami is coming off a decision win over Alan Belcher and will be looking to pick up his first victory of 2013 when he meet the highly touted Lombard. now 2-2 in his last four outings, Okami is close to filling the role of divisional gatekeeper as it is unlikely he will ever get another shot at middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva.
After a disappointing debut loss to Tim Boetsch that derailed his hype train, Lombard followed up with an emphatic KO finish over Rousimar Palhares in his adopted homecountry of Australia. Now looking to work his way up to a title shot, Lombard will be in need of another decisive win over the durable Okami to get closer to that goal.
Also announced on the main card will be an outstanding featherweight bout between Rani Yahya and Mizut...
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Hector Lombard had this to say to News.com.au “Let’s cut the ********, let’s be honest, they won’t give me Anderson Silva. We have to be realistic and talk about things that might happen. I’ve got to take one fight at a time and one-by-one I can take them out and by the end of the year people are going to say he deserves the title shot. I want it to just be my hard work...
I’m no weather man, but it looks like there’s gonna be some “Thunder” and “Lightning” in Japan on March 2nd. Late Monday night, it was announced Yushin Okami will meet Hector Lombard at “UFC on FUEL TV 8.”
Okami collected his second consecutive victory at UFC 155 by dominating Alan Belcher. The former middleweight top contender posted a TKO win over Buddy Roberts...
UFC officials have announced that a middleweight bout between former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard and top contender Yushin Okami has been added to UFC on FUEL 8. UFC on FUEL 8 takes place March 3 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will be headlined by a welterweight bout between sluggers [...]