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UFC middleweight Yushin Okami defated Dean Lister by unanimous decision at UFC 92. Even though the fight was not the most exciting bout on the card, UFC President Dana White confirmed that the victory puts Okami back in the hunt for the middleweight title currently held by Anderson Silva.

“Yushin Okami will be getting a title shot. Definitely,” said White.

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Post #1   12/30/08 7:47:23AM   

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Good for him. He deserves his shot.

Post #2   12/30/08 8:42:23AM   

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"not the most exciting bout"

i love that slogan. you could also describe it more precise by "boring as ****" though, haha!

Post #3   12/30/08 8:45:49AM   

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Yeah I'm not really looking forward to this match but he has earned his shot a while ago so I'm glad to see Dana is doing what is right.

Post #4   12/30/08 9:25:40AM   

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I agree with theguido, Okami has earned his shot. So lets see what happens, most of Okami's fights are boring, but you never know especially when he's fighting Anderson. I personally hope he defeats Silva (oh how that would throw a wrench in everything)

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It's about time the correct decision was made on this, I'm sure if he asked Anderson thats the fight he wants anyway. This will be his 2nd or 3rd toughest test even if its boring which I doubt it will.

Post #6   12/30/08 9:53:52AM   

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As a huge fan of both fighters, I am glad to see this rematch. For some reason, I love Yushin Okami's style, just like Lyoto Machida, he just shuts people down and its awesome to watch. It sucks to hear that Andy Silva wants to retire so early, so maybe a loss to Okami will spark the competitive spirit in him....

OKAMI FTW!!!

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It will be a intersting fight. Anderson trains with Machida so the "Boring" fight style (I call it effective) is something Anderson sees everyday. I like the Match up.

Post #8   12/30/08 9:58:22AM   

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For those of you who think Okami has a shot against Silva...

Post #9   12/30/08 10:24:33AM   

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About time

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Posted by ohiostate1016

For those of you who think Okami has a shot against Silva...


I think Anderson is going to win but that isn't how Yushin fights anymore. Props for the link never saw that.

Post #11   12/30/08 12:04:31PM   

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i hope silva takes him out quickly so he can move on to the next fight shortly. but okami does deserve the fight.

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Ok ok, Silva still has to beat Leites who is a tough competitor. But I think Silva will win and then will have even a better chance at losing his belt to Okami.

UFC should have done Okami vs Silva and Leites vs Lister.

Post #13   12/30/08 1:24:45PM   

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This is way overdue. I don't think that Okami will beat Silva but he is more than deserving of his shot.

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It's about time the correct decision was made on this, I'm sure if he asked Anderson thats the fight he wants anyway.


Silva doesnt sound like he want to fight Okami again. He thinks Okami was faking after the head kick on the ground to get a DQ win. imo Okami was out, he didnt seem to know what happened.


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