Who is Yushin Okami and what does he do?
Yushin Okami (岡見 勇信, Okami Yūshin, born July 21, 1981) is a Japanese mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight division of the UFC. A professional competitor since 2002, Okami has also formerly competed for PRIDE, Pancrase, M-1 Global, World Series of Fighting, DEEP, and Professional Fighters League.
Who was Yushin Okami’s opponent at UFC 69?
After three victories in the UFC, Okami made his main card and broadcast debut at UFC 69 against Mike Swick, who was riding a five-fight win streak in the UFC at the time. Okami won the bout via unanimous decision.
When did Yushin Okami lose to Jake Shields?
Moving on to the next round, Okami faced the future EliteXC welterweight and Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields, a tournament favorite. Okami lost a hard-fought majority decision to Shields, who went on to win the tournament. By 2006, Okami had amassed a record of 17–3 and was the third-ranked Pancrase Middleweight fighter.
When did Yushin Okami fight Vitor Belfort?
Okami was able to stuff most of Muñoz’s takedowns and kept the fight standing where he showed superior striking, stunning Muñoz in the third round with a straight right counter. Okami was expected to face Vitor Belfort on November 13, 2010, at UFC 122, with the winner facing Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Championship.
When did Yushin Okami and Chris Tanner fight?
The fight occurred at UFC 82 on March 1, 2008, in Columbus, Ohio. After dropping Tanner with a straight left in round 1, Okami landed a knee in the Muay Thai clinch position that knocked out Tanner 3 minutes into round 2.
When did Yushin Okami fight Anderson Silva in UFC?
Okami faced Anderson Silva at UFC 134 on August 27, 2011, for the UFC Middleweight Championship. In this match, Okami was rocked badly by a headkick in the first round. In the second round, Okami was dropped by a straight-right and then dropped again this time by a right hook.