twitter google

UFC Releases Yushin Okami

Yushin Okami

The UFC has decided to cut ties with perennial middleweight contender Yushin Okami after more than seven years with the promotion. Okami tallied a 13-5 record with the promotion but came up short in his lone title shot against then-champion Anderson Silva. MMAJunkie first reported Okami’s release.

Okami’s last bout in the Octagon saw him drop a brutal TKO at the hands of top contender Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak for the fighter UFC President Dana White has called, “The best fighter to ever come out of Japan.”

Okami still sits at #6 in the UFC, and the MMAFrenzy, middleweight rankings. While it is easy to compare this cut to the release of Jon Fitch, Fitch had a 1-2-1 record in his last four while Okami’s 3-1 mark makes the move a bit more surprising.


Follow MMAFrenzy