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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...

Feb 20, 2012 12:40 pm

Tim Boetsch | I Am Going To Smash Okami At UFC 144

“My initial reaction was really surprised to be completely honest. It was a huge step into competition. I was pretty surprised that they were giving me the chance to fight the top of the ladder so soon. I was like, ‘holy cow.’ I didn’t think I would move up that quickly, but at the same...

Nov 15, 2011 10:55 am

UFC NEWS – Okami Books Boetsch For UFC In Japan

Japans most successful UFC fighter, Yushin Okami is planning on bringing the pain to his native soil in 2012 when the UFC heads to Japan in February. “UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As...

Sep 5, 2011 12:46 pm

Anderson Silva Was Injured in Latest Bout with Okami

“A month before the fight, I hurt my shoulder training with Junior dos Santos and stepped in feeling pain in Rio. I had to take painkillers and advised the Athletic Commission about the medicine I took. I talked to my doctors a lot. I did MRI right after and began to feel pain on the...

Oct 17, 2015 4:03 pm

WSOF 24 Live Results

WSOF 24 goes down tonight live from Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The event is headlined by a key welterweight fight featuring former UFC title challengers Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami. In addition to the main event, WSOF 24 also features two title fights. Heavyweight champion Blagoi Ivanov will defend his belt against challenger Derrick...

Oct 17, 2015 8:31 am

Fitch: “I make grown men look like children”

As Jon Fitch prepares for his WSOF 24 headlining fight against Yushin Okami tonight, his mindset going into the fight couldn’t be more clear. He spoke to MMAJunkie to explain his plan for the fight, as well as what a win over Okami will mean for his career. “I plan on smashing him on Saturday,...

Aug 23, 2015 10:17 am

UFC champ Weidman speaks out on Anderson Silva: “People don’t like liars”

Anderson Silva’s hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission did not go as the former middleweight champion had hoped. Silva tried his best to explain the fact that the positive test result was due to his ingestion of a tainted sexual performance pill, but the NSAC was not buying it and suspended Silva for a...

Aug 12, 2015 8:40 am

WSOF 24 Adds Nick Newell and Flyweight Title Fight

The World Series of Fighting continues to put on exciting shows and WSOF 24 will be no exception. They announced that Nick Newell will be making his return against Tom Marcellino and that they have added a flyweight title fight between Magomed Bibulatov and Donavon Frelow, who were supposed to meet for the vacant title...

Feb 12, 2015 10:55 am

Romero vs. ‘Jacare’ Rebooked For UFC on FOX 15 Co-main Event

A key middleweight bout featuring Yoel Romero taking on ‘Jacare’ Souza has been re-booked and will now serve as the co-main event for April’s UFC on FOX 15 event. Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. Former Strikeforce middleweight title holder Ronaldo Souza is currently riding...

Jan 29, 2015 4:20 am

Diaz Has Wanted To Fight Silva Since “Rumble On The Rock”

“I’ve been in this sport a long time. My friend Jake Shields fought in Rumble on The Rock. He, Carlos Condit, Yushin Okami, Anderson Silva and other fighters. In the same period I was fighting in the UFC and in Japan. I think that we all were fighting at the 175-pound limit and I wanted...

Nov 4, 2014 2:15 pm

A Few Disgruntled Men Targeting WSOF Bosses On Twitter

The World Series Of Fighting roster is filled with notable Mixed Martial Arts Talent. Jake Shields, Melvin Guillard, Yushin Okami, Tyron Spong and many more make up their, talent rich, employee list. Their champions are A-level too. What’s not A-level though, is their social media engagement with their disgruntled employees. Check it: Hey @AliAbdelaziz00 I thought you...

Oct 13, 2014 4:15 pm

WSOF Not Worried About Triple Header With UFC And Bellator

On November 15, The UFC, Bellator MMA, and World Series Of Fighting will all go head to head in ratings. UFC will be hosting UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum live from Mexico, on PPV Bellator will be hosting Bellator 131: Bonnar vs. Ortiz, which will air on Spike TV. And WSOF will be hosting WSOF...

Oct 6, 2014 8:26 am

TRIPLE HEADER: UFC 180, Bellator 131, And WSOF 15 All Set For November 15th

On November 15th, fight fans will have a decision to make. On the same night the UFC will be holding UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum, Bellator will be holding Bellator 131 featuring a headlining bout between former UFC champion Tito Ortiz, and multiple time steroid abuser Stephan Bonnar, and the WSOF will be having WSOF...

Jun 18, 2014 6:01 am

Gegard Mousasi vs. ‘Jacare’ Souza set for UFC 176 co-main event

A key middleweight bout has been added to August’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles, as UFC officials announced today that Gegard Mousasi will meet Ronaldo Souza in the evenings co-main event. Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was last seen in action in the main event of “UFC Fight Night 41” in Berlin, where...

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

Apr 11, 2014 7:36 am

Is Nick Diaz Worth $500,000?

By Connor Woodard The Diaz brothers have never been a pair to shy away from asking for what they believe that they’re entitled to, even if those demands are often rather unrealistic. Sometimes these requests are granted, such as the case of Nick Diaz getting a title shot against Georges St-Pierre, despite coming off of...

Apr 7, 2014 9:26 pm

Dana White: ‘Jake Shields Just Another Guy’

“We look at everything. Everything. Money has something to do with it. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t. But that wasn’t the only reason or the main reason. It was a part of the piece of the puzzle as we were doing our evaluation of him.” “Mixed Martial Arts is a young man’s...

Apr 7, 2014 7:14 pm

Shields Manager: ‘Jake Surprised, But Ready To Move Forward’

“I think, obviously, Jake was disappointed. He is a guy who for many years has been a champion, fought on a championship level, been top ranked. He was on a four-fight win streak prior to the Lombard loss, so I think it was something that took him by surprise, but he’s prepared to move forward…...

Apr 1, 2014 7:41 am

WSOF 9 Salaries: Newly crowned Rousimar Palhares makes $75k payday

The top earners from last Saturday’s World Series of Fighting’s WSOF 9 event are new welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares and bantamweight Marlon Moraes, who both walked away with a cool $50,000 and a $25,000 win bonus. Palhares, who was released from the UFC last October, was able to secure his signature leg lock on former...

Mar 31, 2014 9:24 am

World Series of Fighting Launches Summer Schedule

  The World Series of Fighting (WSOF), following WSOF 9, which aired last Saturday, has begun preparations for their summer schedule. WSOF 10, scheduled for June 10th, will showcase two title bouts as Georgi Karakhanyan faces Rick Glenn for the featherweight championship. Meanwhile, David Branch will face off against Jesse Taylor for the inaugural middleweight...

Mar 28, 2014 9:03 pm

Metamoris 3 Breakdown: Dean Lister vs. Renato ‘Babalu; Sobral

Metamoris 3 features a grappling match that long-time MMA fans should take notice of. Former UFC vets Dean Lister and Renato “Babalu” Sobral (pictured) will meet in one of the six matches featured in Saturday’s anticipated BJJ event in Los Angeles. The online live PPV stream starts at 4:00pm (Pacific time) exclusively at Metamoris.com. Metamoris...

Mar 27, 2014 9:31 am

WSOF To Stream Full Fight Cards On NBCSports.com

World Series of Fighting events, including the main events and undercard matches, will now be available to fans globally through a live stream on NBCSports.com. The announcement comes just in time for “World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares,” which takes place March 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas....

Mar 25, 2014 12:34 pm

NSAC Pulls Two WSOF 9 Bouts, Fighters Still Get Paid

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has pulled two bouts that were planned for Saturday’s WSOF 9. The fights were pulled from the event’s preliminary card. The scratched bouts were bantamweights Jimmy Jones (4-2) vs. Rudy Morales and (2-0) lightweights Tanner Cowan (0-0) vs. A.J. Williams (0-0). “World Series of Fighting is committed to putting on as...