Found July 25, 2012 on

UFC Middleweight Yushin Okami

Middleweight Yushin Okami (Pictured) has been assigned a third opponent for UFC 150.

Rousimar Palhares has been forced out of their August 11th tango with an undisclosed injury. Palhares initially stepped in for Luiz Cane.

Buddy Roberts, who was already slotted to fight Chris Camozzi in the event, will now stand opposite”Thunder.”

Coincidentally, Camozzi also had to withdraw with a wound.

Okami hopes to right the ship after dropping two straight scraps. “Thunder” was last seen getting upset by Tim Boetsch at UFC 144. Okami was dominating much of the matchup, but Boetsch came out like a house on fire in the third and final stanza to post a comeback victory.

Roberts successfully made his Octagon debut at “UFC on FX 2 by posting a decision win over Caio Magalhaes. The victory marked his sixth straight.

Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado hosts the bash.

Here is the show’s updated lineup:

Jared Hamman vs. Michael Kuiper

Dennis Bermudez vs. Tom Hayden

Nik Lentz vs. Eiji Mitsuoka

Max Holloway vs. Justin Lawrence

Buddy Roberts vs. Yushin Okami

Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman

Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard

Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)


Injuries force shift to UFC 150 card; Yushin Okami to face Buddy Roberts now

A pair of injuries has forced the UFC to make a change to UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II. Both Rousimar Palhares and Chris Camozzi suffered injuries in training and have been forced out of their scheduled bouts with Yushin Okami and Buddy Roberts, respectively. Instead, Okami will now face Roberts. Okami is looking to bounce back from consecutive TKO defeats to UFC middleweight...

Yushin Okami meets Buddy Roberts after injuries shuffle UFC 150

Two middleweigt bouts at UFC 150 were hit by the injury bug as Rousimar Palhares and Chris Camozzi have both been forced out of their scheduled fights. Palhares was set to square off against Yushin Okami while Camozzi was to meet Buddy Roberts. UFC match-makers officially paired Okami against Roberts on Wednesday. Okami (26-7), a former title challenger, will look to put an end to...
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