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WSOF 20 draws Matt Hamill vs. Vinny Magalhaes; Yushin Okami vs. Ryan Ford heads to WSOF 21

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) took advantage of last night's live broadcast on NBC Sports (full results here) to announce two big cards coming up in April and June of this year. If you've got a captive audience live on NBC Sports,Show More Summary

WSOF 15 conference call highlights: Melvin Guillard, company vice president collide

You mad? The World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 15 main event this Saturday (Nov. 15, 2014) will feature David Branch defending his Middleweight title against former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star Yushin "Thunder" Okami. However,...Show More Summary

David Branch Looking to Make Dominant Title Defense Against Yushin Okami

By his own admission, David Branch is a late bloomer. While that term is most often directly tied to a fighter's success in mixed martial arts—something Branch has found in solid clips the past few years—the New York native used those...Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 50: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

Ronaldo Souza is blazing a path straight toward Chris Weidman and the middleweight championship. After beating Chris Camozzi, Yushin Okami and Francis Carmont in his first three UFC appearances, Souza recorded another impressive win at UFC Fight Night 50. Show More Summary

WSOF 15: Yushin Okami earns title fight against Middleweight champion David Branch on Oct. 24, 2014

"Thunder" road to a mixed martial arts (MMA) championship begins on Oct. 24, 2014. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran and top-ranked 185-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) standout, Yushin Okami, has earned a World Series of Fighting...Show More Summary

Thunderstruck! Winner of David Branch vs. Jesse Taylor at WSOF 10 draws Yushin Okami next

"Thunder" is already making his presence felt, having competed just once inside the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) cage. Well, that was quick. As per World Series of Fighting (WSOF) President Ray Sefo on Wednesday's (June 11, 2014)Show More Summary

Welcome Home! Yushin Okami to headline August's World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 12 in Japan

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) is planning on investing heavily in former UFC middleweight Yushin Okami and so far, it's working... There's no place like home. After making his successful World Series of Fighting (WSOF) debut last night (Sat., March 29, 2014) at WSOF 9: "Carl vs. Show More Summary

Why “Go Out on Your Shield” Is the Most Toxic Part of MMA’s Culture

(Photo via WSOF) By Matt Saccaro Rousimar Palhares and Yushin Okami were the stars at last night's World Series of Fighting 9. Both fighters crushed their respective cans, and got write-ups on MMA sites across the web because their "UFC...Show More Summary

Yushin Okami vs. Svetlozar Savov full fight video replay from WSOF 9 in Las Vegas

Watch former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Yushin Okami get back into the win column with a dominant second-round submission (arm-triangle choke) victory over Svetlozar Savov, who like "Thunder," was making his World Series of Fighting (WSOF) debut last night (March 29, 2014) on NBC Sports in Las Vegas, Nevada. Show More Summary

'Thunder' struck: Yushin Okami banking on WSOF middleweight title shot after beating Svetlozar Savov

Perennial top-10 middleweight Yushin Okami makes his return to MMA action this weekend at World Series of Fighting 9. Find out what he had to say about his return and more in MMAmania's exclusive interview. When Ultimate Fighting Championship...Show More Summary

So What?! Yushin Okami unfazed by UFC release, eyes World Series Of Fighting (WSOF) middleweight strap

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami didn’t sulk for very long when he found out he was released from the promotion. In fact, he’s excited for a new beginning in World Series of Fighting...Show More Summary

Yushin Okami to Face the Complete Opposite of Yushin Okami in WSOF Debut

(Savov poses with his Bulgarian pop star girlfriend, Desi Slava, while Okami can only crysterbate into a box of tissues offscreen.) After signing a multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting back in October, former UFC middleweight...Show More Summary

Yushin Okami's WSOF debut in Japan delayed, fights Svetlozar Savov at WSOF 9 on March 29

Yushin Okami finally has a set date for his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) action. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight will lace up the gloves for World Series of Fighting (WSOF) on March 29, 2014, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Show More Summary

Yushin Okami on Bridging the East-West Training Divide and Moving Forward After His UFC Release [Tokyo Dispatch #2]

(Photo via Getty) By Elias Cepeda I got off the Oedo subway line from Shinjuku station at the Kiyosumi Shirakawa stop and waited for a few minutes to meet up with my guide for the night, Stewart Fulton. Stewart is a Scottish ex-pat who has lived in Tokyo for over a decade. Show More Summary

UFC 168 Free Fights: Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami, Chris Weidman vs. Mark Munoz, Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche [VIDEOS]

(Fight starts at the 12:05 mark) The UFC, in its infinite grace, has released three more classic fights featuring UFC 168 headliners. Above, you'll see Anderson Silva's second-round TKO of Yushin Okami from UFC 134 back in August 2011. Show More Summary

Jacare Souza: 'I have the style beat anyone, including UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman'

Can Ronaldo Souza defeat current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman? "Jacare" says "yes!" Ronaldo Souza recently bounced Yushin Okami from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster by knocking "Thunder" out in the very first round at UFC Fight Night 28 back on Sept. Show More Summary

UFC: Former DEEP Champ Katsunori Kikuno Signs with UFC

For those fans who were worried that the release of Yushin Okami was signaling a lack of commitment of the UFC to court the Asian market, Zuffa has signed former DEEP champion Katsunori Kikuno to their roster to bolster their futureShow More Summary

Is Hector Lombard a Legitimate Threat to Georges St-Pierre?

Nearly eight months ago, Hector Lombard lost his second fight in three outings in the UFC, and the former Olympian judoka appeared desperate to make a change. Following his loss to Yushin Okami in March, Lombard made what many considered an unlikely weight cut to 170 pounds for his bout at UFC 166. Show More Summary

Side-by-side pic: UFC 166's Hector Lombard at Welterweight vs 'Lightning' at Middleweight

(Click the photo above to enlarge it) You know what they say, "if at first you don't succeed, change weight classes." After dropping a split decision to Yushin Okami at UFC on Fuel: Silva vs. Stann, Lombard's career was at a crossroads. Show More Summary

Yushin Okami Signs With WSOF, Will Hopefully Have a Better Debut Than Jon Fitch

(Oh, so this is the "wouldn't get up from butt scoot" guy? Photo via Getty.) When looking back at the past few years of their respective careers, it's hard not to draw a comparison between Yushin Okami and Jon Fitch. We're guilty ofShow More Summary

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