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Dana White: Ronaldo Souza vs. Yushin Okami middleweight bout in works

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LAS VEGAS – After Ronaldo Souza's impressive UFC debut this past week in Brazil, questions quickly turned to who might be next for the Brazilian middleweight.

And now we apparently have the answer.

Souza (18-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will be booked for a fight against onetime middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami (29-7 MMA, 13-4 UFC). UFC President Dana White revealed the planned booking on Thursday to reporters during a media event for UFC 160 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Post #1   5/23/13 7:31:16PM   

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That's a good fight, that's a good friggin fight!

Post #2   5/23/13 7:59:59PM   

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Just great! Okami has never been submitted so it's going to be interesting to see how he'll deal with Souza's ground game

Post #3   5/23/13 8:06:31PM   

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No brainer will be on the Rio card
Only three fights announced with only a tad over two months till. Time to announce some fucking fights

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I like this fight a lot. If anyone can submit Okami it's Souza. I really wish Philippou didn't have to pull out of the fight. If Souza had beaten him it would be easier to determine where he is in the division. Camozzi is a solid middle of the pack guy but he was supposed to lose. A win over Okami would have me sold on him as a top 5 middleweight.

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I'd like to see it.

Post #6   5/23/13 8:52:22PM   

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I don't think Souza wins here, Okami is too big and rangy

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Jacare beats Okami in this one I think, but I doubt he gets the finish

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Posted by prozacnation1978

No brainer will be on the Rio card
Only three fights announced with only a tad over two months till. Time to announce some fucking fights


I wouldnt mind seeing it in Japan also.

Post #9   5/23/13 11:04:45PM   

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Listen - Mr. Okami via 3 rounded BEATdown....a TON of joy for murking teh Crocodile boy.

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im not sure i care too much who wins this fight, but i guess i want jacare to win just because he's a new name in the ufc and i want to see better fights at middle. a win for jacare over okami should open up some good fights in the top 5 MW's

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Posted by DrivenDavies15

Just great! Okami has never been submitted so it's going to be interesting to see how he'll deal with Souza's ground game





I wonder if Okami will even shoot for a takedown. I think Jacare definitely has the crisper boxing but Okami's boxing is effective and he has a way of making all of his fights ugly. I'm curious to see where the line opens on this.

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I think "Jacare" might have the advantage standing and on the ground. He is also a blackbelt in Judo, so it might be hard for Okami to take him down and his striking has improved greatly.

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Okami stills fights in the UFC?

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Posted by TheCatFather

Okami stills fights in the UFC?


ummm...yes?

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