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Saturday, 03/02/2013, 08:43 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 stuffed an Okami takedown and ended up in Okami’s half-guard. Lombard was in position to finish the fight but couldn’t muster the energy, thanks in part to Okami’s nice defense.

In the second round, Okami showed nice striking, peppering and frustrating Lombard early. Lombard kept going for broke, working to the inside, but Okami scored another nice takedown midway through the second. Okami’s strong top game neutralized Lombard. Okami mounted Lombard late in the round

Okami stayed clear of Lombard’s explosive striking power in the first round. A takedown late in the round by Okami scored some point but Lombard eventually got things back to the feet.

The loss dropped Lombard to 32-3-1-1 and just 1-2 in the UFC.

Final Result: Yushin Okami def. Hector Lombard via split-decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)




0 Responses to “UFC On Fuel TV 8 Results: Okami earns split decision win over Lombard | UFC NEWS”

  1. BringFitchBack says:

    And Lombard wants to fight Silva????!!!! He can’t even beat Okami…………..

  2. mike eib says:

    Okami is the hype killer. they should have wiedmen vs okami to see if wiedman is just hype.

  3. 11thhour says:

    fuck that was a shit decision, okami is no better than fitch. boring asshole

    • Nic says:

      I can see why someone would call Okami boring, but that fight was pretty definitive. Lombard definitely had the first round but Okami controlled him for sure the next two. I was shocked by the split decision. I certainly wouldn’t call it controversial.

  4. 123 says:

    iknow anderson silva embarrassed him but in the time chris weidman has been out yushin okami has beat.. buddy roberts, alan belcher & hector lombard.. all the top contenders at middleweight are fighting eachother.. yushin okami, luke rockhold, alan belcher, tim boetsch, michael bisping, hector lombard, vitor belfort, .. every1 except chris weidman..

  5. GRT 3000 says:

    Thunder and Lighting my ass. what a snoozer.

  6. Slim Charles says:

    WAR OKAMI!!!

  7. punchkick says:

    lombard vs muñoz needs to happen

  8. confucius says:

    MW division is a total fucking snoozefest. when was the last middleweight fight that made you jump out of your seat besides silva fights? Tired of these fucks laying and praying for the UD. dana should fire boring fighters even if they are winning.

  9. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Bullshit decision! Lombard won that fight. Shitty judges need to find another job.

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