Archive: yushin okami

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...

Sep 5, 2013 10:25 am

Jacare Souza Changes Tune, Would Fight Teammate Anderson Silva For Title

UFC middleweight fighter, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza knocked out Yushin Okami Wednesday night in a fight that has him knocking on the door of a title shot at 185 lbs.  When asked about that match up, however, Jacare was less than thrilled at the idea of facing fellow Brazilian fighter, Anderson Silva, though he conceded that...

Jul 3, 2013 2:20 pm

Nate Marquardt to Meet Hector Lombard at Welterweight at UFC 166

Two fighters coming off losses and both in the early stages of their respective welterweight careers, will do battle at UFC 166. Ariel Helwani reported the news earlier today that UFC veteran and former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nate Marquardt would do battle against former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard. For Marquardt, a knockout loss marked...

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...

Jun 18, 2013 10:37 am

Mike Swick eyes return to middleweight division

It wasn’t THAT long ago when UFC veteran Mike “Quick” Swick (15-5 MMA, 10-4 UFC) found himself perhaps just one victory away from challenging for the UFC’s middleweight title. After defeating David Loiseau in September of 2006, Mike Swick was then tasked with battling Japanese juggernaut Yushin Okami at UFC 69. After being smothered for...

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...

Apr 10, 2013 8:54 am

Hector Lombard Considering Weight Cut to Welterweight

Hector Lombard is looking for a fresh start in a new weight class. Lombard (32-4) had a successful run in middleweight class outside the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but the “Lightning” holds a 1-2 record in the organization. After he goes under the knife for a nose surgery, Lombard is considering dropping to welterweight. Lombard broke...

Mar 4, 2013 11:56 am

Is Hector Lombard in Jeopardy of Being Cut By the UFC?

Hector Lombard was one of the most highly sought after free agents in the MMA business just a little over a year ago. Back then the former Bellator Middleweight Champion was 31-2-1 and was riding an extremely impressive 25-fight winning streak. That kind of streak doesn’t just come around every day and UFC president Dana...

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...

Mar 1, 2013 1:03 pm

Former UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald retires from MMA | MMA News

After 40+ fights in a career that spanned nearly 15 years, Canadian Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald has decided to hang up the gloves and retire from MMA. MacDonald (25-16 MMA, 6-7 UFC) had originally stated that he would return to the octagon following his UFC on FUEL TV 3 loss to Tom Lawlor last May....

Jan 23, 2013 9:24 am

Costa Philippou vs. Michael Bisping Needs to Happen in England this July

  Everything would have been much easier had Michael Bisping defeated Vitor Belfort this past Saturday night at UFC on FX 7 in Brazil. The outspoken Brit would’ve earned a shot at UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and the rest of the contenders would’ve waited until that bout happened before being able to stake their...

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...

Dec 30, 2012 7:15 am

Tonight on BJPenn.Com Radio: Costa Philippou, Shannon Knapp, Crooklyn & Josh Nason

  Last night in Las Vegas the UFC presented UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2. The card offered a little bit of everything, but it was the main event that had everyone buzzing before and after the fight. Cain Velasquez came in like a man possessed and recaptured the UFC Heavyweight Championship he lost...

Dec 27, 2012 5:26 pm

UFC 155 Main Card Predictions

  Saturday night the UFC will hold it’s last event of 2012 as they present UFC 155:  Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2. The organizations top two heavyweights will meet for the second time in 13 months. Their first fight took place last November in Anaheim, CA as part of the first ever UFC card on...