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)