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Oct 2, 2015 5:44 am

Jon Fitch vs. Yushin Okami Winner Will Face Jake Shields For Vacant WSOF WW Title

The World Series of Fighting had to deal with a big situation recently, with the whole Jake Shields vs. Rousimar Palhares situation. After their welterweight title fight the promotion made the decision to strip Palhares of his belt and suspend him indefinitely. Palhares continually scratched at Shields’ eyes throughout the fight and then, when he...

Jul 30, 2015 11:27 am

Jon Fitch vs. Yushin Okami Set To Headline WSOF 24

According to sources close to the situation, welterweights Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami will face off in the main event of WSOF 24, which is scheduled to take place Oct. 17 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino Also expected on the card is a light heavyweight fight between Vinny Magalhaes and Matt Hamill. And that’s not...

Jul 22, 2015 2:43 pm

WSOF’s Yushin Okami Moves To Welterweight Division

Former UFC middleweight and current World Series of Fighting fighter Yushin Okami will be making the move down to the welterweight division. Okami will be making the cut and dropping to 170 lbs. for the first time on WSOF, according to VP and matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz, who announced the move on MMAJunkie Radio. Okami will...

Jun 1, 2015 2:01 am

FREE FIGHT! Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami (Full)

American middleweight Tim Boetsch and Japanese middleweight Yushin Okami exchange blows throughout their bout inside the Octagon. Boetsch battles Dan Henderson in the main event at UFC Fight Night in New Orleans, Louisiana. Championship Mindset — Cain Velasquez Prepares For UFC 188

Jan 10, 2014 11:14 am

Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares are Both Expected to Debut for WSOF in March

Recent WSOF acquisitions, Yushin Okami (above) and Rousimar Palhares, will be expected to make their organizational debuts at the WSOF’s March 29 event.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It has been months since both Yushin Okami and Rousimar Palhares signed with the World Series of Fighting following their releases from the UFC; but it seems...

Dec 21, 2013 10:44 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Anderson Silva K.O.’s Yushin Okami

UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has more than another title defense on his mind when he faces the last man to defeat him, powerful Japanese contender Yushin ‘Thunder’ Okami.

Oct 14, 2013 10:41 am

Yushin Okami Picked Up By World Series Of Fighting

  On Sunday night, World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo confirmed what many had speculated. With the click of his Twitter account, Sefo welcomed Yusin Okami to the WSOF. “Welcome to the team @OkamiYushin great to have you as part of #WSOF,” Sefo tweeted. After an 18-fight (13-5) run with the UFC, Okami was...

Oct 2, 2013 11:11 am

UFC Removes Yushin Okami from Middleweight Top 10 Rankings

  Following his release from the UFC, middleweight fighter Yushin Okami has been removed from the organization’s ranking system.  This move highlights the UFC’s release of its second top-ten ranked fighter this year.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The UFC removed Yushin Okami from its middleweight rankings earlier this week, just days after the organization...

Sep 27, 2013 2:25 pm

Yushin Okami Released By UFC

Former middleweight title challenger, Yushin Okami, has been released by the UFC following his latest loss at the hands of Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza earlier this month. After a seven-year stint with the promotion, Okami amassed an impressive 13-5 record and is still considered a top 10 middleweight fighter. The release comes as a shock, the...

May 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Dana White: ‘Jacaré’ Souza’s Next Opponent Will Be Yushin Okami

Following his impressive UFC debut last week at UFC on FX 8 over Chris Camozzi, former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza left the MMA world eager to see what the world renowned grappler’s next challenge in the octagon would be. There was talk of Vitor Belfort potentially being Souza’s next opponent, but “Jacaré” was quick to...

Jul 25, 2012 1:35 pm

UFC 150 | Buddy Roberts Steps in to Face Yushin Okami

Greg Jackson trained and instructor at the New Mexico gym middleweight Buddy Roberts gets an immense  opportunity in his second UFC fight as he steps in to face top 10 middleweight Yushin Okami on short notice at UFC 150.   Roberts was already competing on the card against Colorado native Chris Camozzi, but now moves up in...

Apr 26, 2012 11:51 am

Free Fight Video | Anderson Silva Takes Out Yushin Okami In Rio

Anderson “The Spider” Silva got his chance to avenge the last loss of his career when he took on Yushin Okami at UFC 134 in Brazil. Hometown hero Silva put on an incredible performance and thoroughly dominated Okami before finishing him with deadly accurate strikes.

Nov 16, 2014 9:52 am

REPLAY! Branch Finishes Okami In The Fourth Round

Last night at WSOF 15, David Branch successfully defended his WSOF middleweight championship against former UFC fighter Yushin Okami via TKO in the fourth round. Check out the fight highlights: Your browser does not support iframes.

Nov 15, 2014 2:19 pm

‘WSOF 15: Branch vs. Okami’ Official Results

The World Series Of Fighting returns tonight with ‘WSOF 15: Branch vs. Okami’. Fight fans can join BJPENN.COM for our live stream (where available) and live results. The festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET. MAIN CARD: (NBCSN, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Dave Branch def. Yushin Okami via TKO (strikes) – Round 4, 3:39 –...

Mar 4, 2014 10:32 am

Okami Set For WSOF Debut On March 29

Perennially top-ranked middleweight Yushin “Thunder” Okami (29-8) makes his World Series of Fighting debut on March 29, as he battles Svetlozar Savov (12-4) on the NBCSN-broadcast main card of “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares.” Additionally, a featherweight matchup between Brenson Hansen (5-2) and Boostayre “Bullit” Nefarios (2-1) has also been added to...

Jun 24, 2013 10:55 am

Teixeira vs. Bader, Jacare vs. Okami reported for third UFC on Fox Sports 1

The third UFC on FOX Sports 1 fight card, slated for Sept. 4 in Brazil, is piecing together. In a fight that was supposed to happen in May, Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader will square off in an important light heavyweight match-up. An injury forced Bader off the Memorial Day weekend fight card so Teixeira...

Mar 4, 2013 9:34 am

Okami Calls Out Bisping, “The Count” Says Get In Line | UFC NEWS

“Join the back of the line is all I’m going to say. Everybody seems to call me out at the moment. I’m happy with that. It means I’m going to have a job for a long, long time.” “I’m fighting Alan Belcher and all my attention goes to him. Yushin is an incredible opponent, and...

Mar 2, 2013 8:43 pm

UFC On Fuel TV 8 Results: Okami earns split decision win over Lombard | UFC NEWS

Two rounds of blueprint Yushin Okami led to a big victory Saturday at UFC on Fuel TV 8 in Japan. Okami won a 29-28, 29-28, 28-28 split decision over Hector Lombard The victory improves Okami to 30-7. Sensing desperation, Lombard hurt Okami with some huge punches to the head to start the third round. Lombard...

Jan 8, 2013 4:50 am

Lombard vs. Okami Booked For UFC’s Return Trip To Japan | UFC NEWS

There is no doubt about it. When the UFC picked up top middleweight, Hector Lombard, they were expecting a title challenger to Anderson Silva’s throne. Unfortunately for the massive amounts of Lombard supporters, he failed to deliver in his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch. After a successful second UFC bout and a dominant victory over...

Sep 13, 2012 2:04 pm

Belcher vs. Okami II Booked For UFC 155 | UFC NEWS

A middleweight contest between Alan Belcher and Yushin Okami has been booked for the UFC’s year-end-show in Las Vegas. For the two middleweights this bout is a rematch from way back in 2006 where Okami was able to best Belcher via decision at UFC 62. MMAfighting.com was the first to report the match. UFC 155...

Jun 18, 2012 3:22 pm

UFC 150: Palhares In For The Injured Cane Against Okami | UFC NEWS

And the injury train just keeps on rollin! The hard hitting Luiz Cane has been forced out of his UFC middleweight debut against Yushin Okami with an undisclosed injury. In his place comes another Brazilian in the form of the always tough, Rousimar Palhares. UFC 150 takes place on August 11 from the Pepsi Center...

Apr 27, 2012 6:45 pm

Okami vs. Cane | UFC 150 in Denver August 11

By Lorenzo Luciano: UFC 150 is officially headed to Denver’s Pepsi Center with a new middleweight bout added to the card between Yushin Okami and Brazilian Luiz Cane. The bout was confirmed by UFC officials with the Denver Post. Yushin Okami is a Japanese mixed martial artist with a record of 26 wins and 7...

Feb 27, 2012 9:04 am

Following Big Win Over Okami, Boetsch Wants Dan Henderson Next

“Honestly, the name that really pops in my head is Dan Henderson just because they’re wondering what to do with him. Dan Henderson has been a hero of mine since I started in this sport. I really admire the guy. He’s a great fighter, been at the top for a long time. I think part...