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YUSHIN OKAMI VS DEAN LISTER AT UFC 92 ON DEC. 27

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In a pivotal match-up between two top middleweights, MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that on Dec. 27 Yushin Okami will return from a lingering hand injury to face submission wizard Dean Lister, as confirmed by Lister’s management group at Haymaker’s Empire


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Post #1   9/29/08 8:08:00PM   

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good matchup, okami is strong as an ox, i don't know if lister will be able to work a sub on such a strong guy.

Post #2   9/29/08 8:13:28PM   

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WTF??!!!! Yushin should be fighting for the title!!

He must want to fight then, because he is definately next in line to challenge A. Silva IMO!

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well w/ him being out a while, i figured he'd want a warmup to the anderson fight
i think okami wins pretty decisively on this one

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Okami wins by being stronger and keeping it on the feet. His stand up keeps improving every time he is out there, and I dont see Lister having an answer to it.

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Thats a sweet matchup. Wish it was closer though. And unfortunately I don't see the boogeyman winning this, Okami will outwork him on the feet to a ud or possible knockout given that Listen isin't top notch standing up. Hopefully he can score a few takedowns and maybe a lucky sub.

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okami could have waited to get his title shot but being the fighter he is took this fight
i think okami will win and get his title shot next

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Okami gnp 3rd round ref stoppage
Lister doesnt have super stamina, and okami will grind him down.

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Posted by jae_1833



WTF??!!!! Yushin should be fighting for the title!!

He must want to fight then, because he is definately next in line to challenge A. Silva IMO!



He prob wants another fight after the injruy. I am sure the UFC is expecting Okami to take this and be Silvas next challenger if he gets past Cote (he will)

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sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeett

should be an interesting fight. okami 1rd ko

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Lister will sub him, the guy has ridiculous JJ.

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Lister will lose on the feet, but on the ground I wouldn't be surprised to see Lister pull something out. The man is a phenom. Although Okami is no joke in any regard, either. Great fight

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Wow. This will be a nice fight.

Lister by (T)KO - unlikely
Lister has never won by KO, and Okami has only been finished by KO once.

Lister by Sub - unlikely
Lister has finished 9 of his 11 wins by submission. But....Okami has never been submitted. So it is unlikely, but this is MMA.

Lister by UD - unlikely
Lister is not much of a striker. If it stays on the feet, I think Okami will have the advantage. And if it goes to the ground, I think Okami will be taking it there, him being the bigger stronger fighter.

Okami by (T)KO - unlikely
Okami does have decent striking, but I think Lister has solid defense standing, and on the ground.

Okami by Sub - extremely unlikely
No explanation needed. I'm not saying it's not possible just, you know.

Okami by UD - likely
Okami is huge a huge MW who is solid in all areas. He can control the fight with his strength, striking, and wrestling. All of which, I think are superior to Lister's. And if it goes to the ground, I think his JJ defense is solid as well.

Okami by UD. For the record, I am rooting for Lister.

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I just hope Okami gets his title shot after this because he's deserving of it for ages now. Much more so than Cote imo.

A good match-up, but Okami is a monster at MW and will control 95% of the fight en route to a UD.

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i smell snooooooooooooozefest!

lister by SD.

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