WSOF Announces Plans For Pay-Per-View Event In 2015

In a somewhat surprising move the World Series Of Fighting promotion have announced their intention to hold a pay-per-view event in the second half of 2015. On top of that the promotion have also revealed that they will be sharing 50% of the net profits from the PPV with the fighters who compete on the show. “Until now, one of the main things holding this sport back from becoming...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-UFC Fighters Star At World Series Of Fighting 9

WSOF 9 lived up to all of the hype surrounding it the past few weeks. The fight card featured two former UFC fighters making their WSOF debuts and they didn’t disappoint. Yushin Okami was cut from the UFC and decided to go to WSOF to prove to the world that his skills are still world class. Okami showed his ability to strike in the first round but the second was all about his ground...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotes From The Road To WSOF 9: Rousimar Palhares & Yushin Okami

QUOTES FROM THE ROAD TO WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING  9: ROUSIMAR “TOQUINHO” PALHARES AND YUSHIN “THUNDER” OKAMIROUSIMAR PALHARES QUOTESToquinho developed a special connection with nature and animals while growing up on a farm in Brazil.Junior Dos Santos, Minotauro Nogueira and Toquinho while training with Team NogueiraFishing on the river in BrazilFollow Toquinho on Instagram “Steve...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Yushin Okami Makes World Series Of Fighting Debut March 29 At WSOF 9

Top-ranked middleweight Yushin Okami vs. Svetlozar Savov added to World Series of Fighting 9′s star-studded lineupBrenson Hansen vs. Boostayre Nefarios also added to preliminary card, lineup complete now with 13 fightsLAS VEGAS (March 4, 2014) – Perennially top-ranked middleweight Yushin “Thunder” Okami (29-8) makes his World Series of Fighting debut on March 29, as he battles...
Via MMAInsider
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Yushin Okami Vs Svetlozar Savov Set For WSOF 9

Yushin Okami has been given his first assignment in the World Series Of Fighting promotion, with the former UFC middleweight set to face Svetlozar Savov at WSOF 9 on March 29th. Okami was released from the UFC last year after a single loss to former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza, but with three wins prior to that against the likes of Hector Lombard and Alan Belcher...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Yushin Okami Makes Post-UFC Debut Against Svetlozar Savov at WSOF 9

Former UFC middleweight top contender Yushin Okami (pictured) kicks off his post-UFC career against Svetlozar Savov at World Series of Fighting 9. The March 29 event takes place inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Okami was cut from the UFC in September after getting trounced by Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. “Thunder” was the promotion’s sixth ranked middleweight...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

I've caved - There is just too much UFC

At this point I am more familiar with the painfully long named anonymous Russian on a Bellator card, than I am with most fighters in the UFC. I never thought I’d say this, but there is just too much UFC right now. I like them being every weekend, I do. However, these cards are getting so saturated with guys who, 3 years ago, wouldn’t be deemed UFC worthy. Dana White used to bash...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares And Yushin Okami Will Debut On WSOF’s March 29th Show

Two major World Series Of Fighting signings from the UFC, Rousimar Palhares and Yushin Okami, will both be making their debuts at an event on March 29th the promotion has announced. At this stage opponents haven’t been confirmed for either fighter though. Palhares arrives in the WSOF’s cage after his UFC career came to a controversial end when he was cut for failing to release...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rousimar Palhares & Yushin Okami Expected To Make WSOF Debut’s On March 29th

According to a recent report from Brazilian website Globo, the newly signed duo of Rousimar Palhares (15-5, pictured) and Yushin Okami (29-8) are expected to make their World Series of Fighting debut’s on March 29th, at a yet to be announced event.Although no opponent is confirmed for Palhares at this point, WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz told Globo that the promotion are currently...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Free Fight – Anderson Silva vs Yushin Okami

On December 28th Anderson Silva (33-5) will be seeking to reclaim the UFC middleweight championship when he takes on Chris Weidman (10-0) for the second time, at UFC 168. Prior to that bout you can check out Anderson in one of his finest moments from back at UFC 134 in August, 2011 where he became the first man to finish Yushin Okami (29-8) in thirteen UFC fights. Check out the full...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Competition vs. Entertainment in the UFC

Competition or entertainment, which is the most important? In a perfect world, every mixed martial artist would have a combination of elite fighting ability and an innate knack of captivating the viewing audience. Every fighter would fight like Anderson Silva or Anthony Pettis, in a perfect world. They would compete, and win, whilst being exciting. They would profess how they are...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

The UFC signs Tatsuya Kawijiri

First, they let Yushin Okami go, and now it looks like the UFC is back in the Asian male business, as they’ve signed former Pride/Dream and ONE FC standout Tatsuya Kawijiri, who is currently riding high on a 5 fight winning streak. You have to enjoy this pick up, as Kawijiri isn’t necessarily a contender, but he is a fun fighter that could still make an interesting dent in the...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jon Fitch understands why Yushin Okami was cut from the UFC

Jon Fitch was ranked #7 in the world when he got cut from the UFC off a loss to Demian Maia, Yushin Okami was ranked #6. Both had been winning for years, but the UFC cut them anyways, not because their skills were declining, but pretty much because they didn’t want to pay them “big” money anymore. That’s the simple way of putting it, and the disappointing way of putting it...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Former UFC Title Contender Yushin Okami Signs With WSOF

 Former UFC title contender Yushin Okami (29-8, pictured) has signed a multi-fight deal with World Series Of Fighting, according to a recent report from MMAFighting.Yushin “Thunder” Okami is expected to make his debut for the promotion around March of next year, although an opponent and date is currently being finalised.Okami, who hails from Japan, was released by the UFC last...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Yushin Okami Signs with World Series of Fighting

Former UFC middleweight top contender Yushin Okami (pictured) will be taking his talents to World Series of Fighting. MMAFighting.com confirmed Sunday with WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz that Okami has inked a multi-fight deal to join the up-start mixed martial arts promotion. As customary, financial terms of his contract were not disclosed. The 32-year-old is expected...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Beyond the Cage: Why MMA is the 'Best Sport in the World'

If you're reading this, you're lucky. Not that I'd deem someone who reads an article I have produced as lucky (wait no, I definitely would). You're lucky because if you have come across this article and took the time to start reading it you are probably an MMA fan. And MMA is the greatest sport in the world to participate in. When I say participate, I don't necessarily...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Yushin Okami Releases By The UFC

  Former middleweight title contender Yushin Okami (29-8, pictured) has been released by the UFC, with the news being confirmed yesterday by MMAJunkie. Okami has long since been considered one of the best middleweight’s in the world and still stands at #6 in the UFC’s official rankings. It therefore comes as a surprise that Okami […]
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Dana White on Okami Release: He Never Got Over the Hump

Earlier today, news broke out that former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami had been released by the UFC. The Japanese fighter compiled a 13-5 record inside the octagon and was 3-1 in his last four fights yet was coming off a devastating loss to Ronaldo Souza at UFC Fight Night 28 three weeks ago.  White explained his decision to release the No. 6 middleweight to Kevin...
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Dana White Says Yushin Okami’s Firing Was Numbers Game

UFC president Dana White not only sent mild shock waves throughout the MMA world with Friday’s unexpected release of former middleweight top contender Yushin Okami (pictured), but he also sent a stern message to nearly ever fighter on his roster – the UFC is looking to trim the fat, so their athletes better perform.  Oh, and doing so in exciting fashion certainly will help your...
Via 5thRound.com
September 27, 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...
Via Fox Sports
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Yushin Okami has been released by the UFC. What?

He has a 13-5 UFC record, is only a few fights removed from losing to Anderson Silva for the middleweight title, and has been cut, after going 3-1 in his last 4 fights, losing to Jacare Souza in Brazil last month. Apparently, Yushin Okami is just too expensive for the UFC, despite his #6 ranking. Uhhhhhh. That’s right, Dana White has decided to buy another Ferrari rather than keep...
Via Fight Hub TV
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. MMAJunkie.com confirmed Okami’s unemployment status with UFC officials Friday....
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Fights For The Future: UFC 165

Francis Carmont (22-7) vs Yushin Okami (30-8): This is a fight I called for after Okami lost to Ronaldo Souza. Carmont is still a bit of a work in progress that has come around recently even though he’s been fighting since professionally 2004. Carmont just beat Costa Philippou which puts him just inside the UFC’s […]
Via MMAInsider
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Teixeira rebounds from rough start to KO Bader

The left hook landed to the chin, and Glover Teixeiras legs gave way. The Brazilian was a heavy favorite, but now it looked like he was about to lose so much. On the line was a ridiculous 19-fight win streak, his No. 2 light-heavyweight divisional ranking, and possibly a chance to fight for gold. In that moment though, his own consciousness was the only thing worth protecting. Ryan...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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