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Yushin Okami inks deal with World Series of Fighting

It didn't take long for former UFC #1 contender Yushin Okami to find a new home. The Team Quest southpaw has signed an exclusive multi-fight deal with Ray Sefo's World Series of Fighting and will likely debut in March of 2014. MMAFighting released news of the signing earlier today. Okami was released by the UFC just weeks after being TKO'ed by Ronaldo Souza in Brazil...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Okami cut after recent loss

Once heralded by UFC President Dana White as "the best fighter to ever come out of Japan," former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami (29-8) has been released by the UFC. A fixture in the division since making his organizational debut with a win over Alan Belcher at UFC 62, the Japanese veteran compiled a 13-5 record inside the Octagon, including wins over Mike...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: UFC Cuts Former Top Contender Yushin Okami

In a somewhat surprising move, the UFC has cut former middleweight top contender Yushin Okami (pictured). The 32-year-old has been with the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion since August 2006, compiling a respectable 13-5 record against the who’s who in the division during that span. confirmed Okami’s unemployment status with UFC officials Friday....
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Watch highlights of Jacare Souza’s knockout of Yushin Okami.

  Souza upsets Okami in 1st round Watch highlights of Jacare Souza’s knockout of Yushin Okami.
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Blasts Yushin Okami at UFC Fight Night 28 (Video)

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (pictured) has been all business since joining the big leagues. The Brazilian sent another stern message to the UFC 185-pound division on Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 28 by steamrolling former top contender Yushin Okami. Despite Okami’s impressive credentials, the Japanese fighter never stood a chance. Jacare dropped...
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

'Jacare' vs. Okami highlights

No. 5 upset No. 3 tonight in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, as Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza uncorked a vicious overhand right that put Yushin Okami down and out in UFC Fight Night's middleweight co-main event. Jacare, the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, needed just half of Round 1 to dispense of the veteran Okami. Now 2-0 in his UFC career, Jacare appears ready to target...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Yushin Okami Batters Buddy Roberts at UFC 150

A middleweight scrap between Yushin Okami (Pictured) and Buddy Roberts was the second fight to air live in Saturday’s “UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II” pay-per-view broadcast. Please click HERE to catch our live results and play-by-play coverage. Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado is hosting tonight’s festivities. The show is headlined by a lightweight title rematch between...
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares Out of UFC 150, Yushin Okami Now Battles Buddy Roberts

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...
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Luiz Cane out, Rousimar Palhares in against Yushin Okami at UFC 150

The injury bug strikes again as Luiz Cane has been scratched from his scheduled middleweight clash with Yuhsin Okami at UFC 150. UFC officials announced on Monday that fellow Brazilian Rousimar Palhares will fill the void left by Cane to take on Okami at the August 11th event. Palhares and Okami will both be looking to get back on the winning track after setbacks in their most recent...
Via MMA Interplay
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Luiz Cane vs.Yushin Okami set for UFC 150

UFC officials have announced that Luiz Cane will make his middleweight debut against Yushin Okami at UFC 150. UFC 150 takes place August 11 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The main event for the card has yet to be announced. Cane is 12-4 in his professional mixed martial arts career. He is 2-3 in his past five bouts and is 4-4 in the UFC thus far. In his last bout he was...
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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