Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen middleweight bout set for UFC 104 in Los Angeles

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emfleek
7/17/09 11:26:49AM
A middleweight bout between long, longtime contender Yushin Okami (23-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) and Chael Sonnen (23-10-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) is set for UFC 104.

The bout was revealed on the recently launched UFC Japan website.

UFC 104 takes place Oct. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and features a main event between UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. The Okami vs. Sonnen bout will likely take place on the night's pay-per-view-televised main card.

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Twenty20Dollars
7/17/09 11:44:25AM
As much as I want Okami to know Sonnen's head off, I guess Okami will prolly grind out a decision.
kopower
7/17/09 12:09:55PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

As much as I want Okami to know Sonnen's head off, I guess Okami will prolly grind out a decision.




This one has a decision written all over it.
KaibaThedon
7/17/09 12:32:03PM
Had Okami over Miller at UFC98, he pulls out so I take Miller over Sonnen and he gets his ass beat, so now I will have to take Okami over Sonnen via UD!
Mayhem13
7/17/09 12:37:41PM
Good matchup, both strong wreslters...may give the standup edge to Okami though...

I like the matchup, but probably won't be the most exciting fight we have seen..haha

I will take Okami by decision I guess.

Where does this leave Cote now? Henderson like he asked? Maybe Bisping...or Wanderlei?

I am calling Wanderlei vs Cote at 105.
Irish_Pride
7/17/09 12:39:32PM

Posted by Mayhem13

Good matchup, both strong wreslters...may give the standup edge to Okami though...

I like the matchup, but probably won't be the most exciting fight we have seen..haha

I will take Okami by decision I guess.

Where does this leave Cote now? Henderson like he asked? Maybe Bisping...or Wanderlei?

I am calling Wanderlei vs Cote at 105.



I'm agreeing with everyone else. Okami by decision. I just don't see this fight being too exciting. I really like the idea of Wanderlei vs Cote at 105. I would like that fight.
DCRage
7/17/09 12:50:52PM
Okami should win this one then again somehow get denied his title shot. It'll be a typical Okami fight-food & bathroom break.
george112
7/17/09 12:58:57PM

Posted by DCRage

Okami should win this one then again somehow get denied his title shot. It'll be a typical Okami fight-food & bathroom break.





haha
prozacnation1978
7/17/09 1:00:45PM
not the best fight but i am a okami fan i won't mind seeing him fight live again
Hendo67
7/17/09 1:12:12PM
This fight does not have me excited at all...
Kpro
7/17/09 1:12:36PM
I'm taking Sonnen by Decision.
TimW001
7/17/09 1:14:20PM
WAR YUSHIN.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
7/17/09 3:20:08PM
going with Sonnen
fizz
7/17/09 3:54:14PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

As much as I want Okami to know Sonnen's head off, I guess Okami will prolly grind out a decision.



Well whoever you put those 2 fighters against its going to end up with a semi-boring decision!

SO why not make them fight toghether and let them decision eatch other!
pinoymixplaya
7/17/09 4:07:10PM
I don't understand why the UFC and Mr. Joe Silva won't hook up Okami with some real exciting fighters. A fight with Wanderlei or Cote or Maia would have been amazing...but nooooooo....maybe they are trying to get him to lose so they can kick him to the curb? but they are trying to market Japanese fighters, so wouldn't his loss be a setback?
wrona666
7/17/09 4:56:00PM
I might go against the grain on this one and go with Sonnen UD......
Giant_Ochai
7/17/09 5:39:31PM
Okami has to win standing or from his back. Interesting fight.
Amigop
7/17/09 8:25:46PM
ehh sounds like a boring fight. could get explosive if they choose not to wrestle. but its prolly gonna be a 3 round fight for a takedown
sclasclemski
7/17/09 8:26:34PM
I like this fight....I think a win for either of these guys puts them in the ring with a top level guy (high profile) for a fight to really make them stand out. It may end up a boring fight but they will be placed into a position where if they want to be a true contender then they will have to step up.
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