Yushin Okami will return to the Octagon after suffering a tough loss to Tim Boetsch at UFC 144, as the Japanese middleweight will take on Luiz Cane at UFC 150 in August. The event, which was officially announced yesterday, takes place at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on August 11th.
Okami (26-7) will look to rebound from that loss to Boetsch. After winning the first two rounds and seemingly on his way to a decision win, Boetsch came out in the third round and dismantled the former middleweight title contender. Boetsch landed several uppercuts on Okami, knocking out the Japanese native in front of his home nation crowd. This was just his fourth loss in the UFC, and the first ever time he’s suffered consecutive losses during his career.
He will take on Luiz Cane (12-4-1), who will be making his middleweight debut. Cane also suffered a tough loss in front of his hometown crowd, as he lost to Stanislav Nedkov at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro last August. After winning three of his first career UFC bouts, Cane has now lost three of his last four.
UFC 150 is expected to be headlined by the rematch between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar for the lightweight title.
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