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Sep 20, 2017 10:50 am

VIDEO | Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami have their first staredown in Japan

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in the MMA hotspot of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight scrap between PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its latest feast at the expense...

Oct 18, 2015 3:52 pm

WSOF 24’s Jon Fitch: ‘I respected Yushin Okami’s power too much’

World Series of Fighting hosted UFC veterans Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami’s first meeting at “WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami”. With a combined seventy-six professional fights to their name, it is to nobody’s surprise that they fought intelligently and cautiously for fifteen minutes straight. Of course one would catch the other off guard with the...

Oct 17, 2015 8:10 pm

WSOF 24 Results: Jon Fitch Defeats Yushin Okami by decision

Tonight in the main event of World Series of Fighting 24, Jon Fitch defeated Yushin Okami via unanimous decision. With tonight’s win, Fitch returned to the win column, and as he stated prior to the fight, will seek another title shot under the WSOF banner. Tonight’s win marks the 27th in Fitch’s career, and his...

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

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.

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...

Sep 21, 2017 6:01 am

UFC Fight Night 117 weigh in results: Okami easily makes 205, one main card fighter misses

This Friday (Saturday morning in Japan), the UFC will return to the Saitama Super Arena, a combat sports stronghold just outside Tokyo, with UFC Fight Night 117. The card will be headlined by a bizarre light heavyweight scrap between established contender Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami, a former UFC middleweight title challenger, and more...

Oct 21, 2015 6:56 am

Ratings report: WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami viewership drops 16% from WSOF 23

This past Saturday former UFC welterweight title contender Jon Fitch squared off against Yushin Okami under the World Series of Fighting banner on NBC Sports. The fight went the distance, with Fitch ultimately being awarded the unanimous decision win, and another crack at the vacant WSOF welterweight championship. According to MMAFighting, the event drew in...

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...

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...

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...

Oct 22, 2017 8:32 am

After crazy, standing bulldog-choke finish, Jan Blachowicz targets MMA legend

On Saturday afternoon, during the main card of the UFC’s exciting stop in Gdansk, Poland, Polish light heavyweight star Jan Blachowicz dazzled with a standing bulldog-choke win over Devin Clark. OHHHH MY!!! What a finish by @JanBlachowicz!!! Unreal!! #UFCGdansk pic.twitter.com/UwyMvXr8R2 — UFC (@ufc) October 21, 2017 This Performance of the Night winning stoppage served to...

Sep 23, 2017 6:00 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Reebok Athlete Outfitting Payouts

The octagon returned to Japan yesterday for UFC Fight Night 117. The event was headlined by a light heavyweight scrap featuring Ovince Saint Preux taking on Yushin Okami. “OSP” put on another fine performance at the Saitama Super Arena scoring a first-round submission finish (Von Flue Choke) over his Japanese foe. In the co-main event...

Sep 23, 2017 7:27 am

Pros react to Ovince Saint Preux’s impressive first-round finish

Ovince Saint Preux squared off with Yushin Okami in the main event of UFC Fight Night 117 yesterday in Japan. “OSP” was able to secure top position early in round one, this after Okami decided to pull guard, and promptly submitted his Japanese opponent with a Von Flue choke. The victory marked Saint Preux’s second...

Sep 22, 2017 5:26 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Live Results

Unable to catch tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 fight card from Saitama Super Arena in Japan? BJPENN.com has you covered! Stay glued to this page for up to the minute live results from all of tonight’s action. UFC Fight Night 117 is headlined by a light heavyweight scrap featuring Ovince Saint Preux taking on Yushin...

Sep 19, 2017 11:30 am

PHOTO | Check out the awesome, updated poster for UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan

This weekend, the UFC will return to the MMA mecca of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between PRIDE legend and former UFC light heavyweight king Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its...

Sep 18, 2017 9:23 am

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua issues lengthy statement explaining withdrawal from OSP fight

Over the weekend, we learned that former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was out of his planned UFC Fight Night 117 scrap with Ovince St. Preux. Surprisingly, he’ll be replaced by former UFC middleweight, and recent World Series of Fighting welterweight Yushin Okami. On Monday morning, the PRIDE legend took to Instagram with...