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UFC 82: Evan Tanner vs. Yushin Okami

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Former middleweight champion Evan Tanner will return to action against top 185-pound contender Yushin Okami at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” on March 1, 2008, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

http://mmamania.com/2007/12/27/ufc-82-evan-tanner-vs-yushin-okami-exclusive/

I gotta think this match has title shot implications.

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Post #1   12/27/07 3:49:58PM   

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I don't think this fight should happen yet though, Evan has had a long lay off and Yushin is STIFF comp for anyone in that div right now...I think Belcher would be a better pick.

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Posted by jae_1833

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I don't think this fight should happen yet though, Evan has had a long lay off and Yushin is STIFF comp for anyone in that div right now...I think Belcher would be a better pick.



I honestly didnt think they would match him up against a big contender like Okami. I had a feeling he was going to fight somebody like Jason Macdonald AT BEST.

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damn i didnt think that they were gonna put evan right in with the top of the division....but i do think it will be a good fight...im taking okami in this one....

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The only reason I said Belcher was because he is rumored to be fighting Ricard Almieda at UFC 81...I'm thinking if it has fallen through then the match up would make sense. MacDonald is a good pick too though, so would Leben. Oh and what if Martin Kampmann was finally better!! Also good picks would be Lutter or Quarry.

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I thought Tanner was supposed to be facing an up and coming guy? I know that Okami is good (and Tanner will probably lose), but I would have liked to see him face a young guy (see: Demian Maia).

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this fight is gonna be epic i see tanner by rnd 3 tko. man im so excited to see him back hes one of my favorite fighters. ufc 82 looks slick . this has to be for a title shot cause who else would they give it to if not okami or tanner those are ttghe only two who could even plead a case.

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Posted by JuggaloWarrior878

this fight is gonna be epic i see tanner by rnd 3 tko. man im so excited to see him back hes one of my favorite fighters. ufc 82 looks slick . this has to be for a title shot cause who else would they give it to if not okami or tanner those are ttghe only two who could even plead a case.




rofl @ epic

come on now

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great, if okami wins this one he definately gets the next shot, should be a very good fight, tanner is tough as nails and okami is as solid as they come, gotta go with yushin by ud though.

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I think it's a good descison, a former champ, coming of a win in the UFC vs a contender coming of a win.

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i wait and see what hairstyle tanner comes out with, if he has the dreads, i say he's deads...lol.

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I'll be rooting for Tanner all the way, but Okami is likely to take this one

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i ahould happen for okami he needs this win to get him a title shot tanner needs the win to push him into title contender but even if tanner wins he needs another big fight either against marquadt/leites winner or kampman

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man i would love to see tanner pull this one off but it is a tough task. Ill be rooting for him, but will have to check out the lines before i say where my money will be...

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