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Old 12-30-2008, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okami guarenteed title shot by Dana White

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UFC middleweight Yushin Okami defeated 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,” White said.

Okami was very close to receiving a title shot earlier in the year after beating Evan Tanner at UFC 82 (Silva defeated Dan Henderson on that same card). Unfortunately, Okami was injured during training and the matchup could not be finalized.

Okami and Silva have an interesting backstory in that Okami is the last man to beat the champion. Okami defeated Silva by disqualification due to an illegal kick. The match took place in January 2006 for the Rumble on the Rock promotion.

Prior to Silva vs. Okami being signed, Silva will first have to defeat Thales Leites. Silva and Leites are set to square off in April.
Source:http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2008/12/...ve-title-shot/

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Old 12-30-2008, 10:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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are u happy now guys ?
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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well he needs one more fight cuz is not silva fighting ufc 97?
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That should calm the masses for awhile. Of course he may have to fight again between now and then... hope he doesn't lose cause I want to see that fight too.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Where have i been that i missed lietes has a title shot against Silva? Has that been common knowledge for a while? :shame:
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What's it matter? I don't think he can beat Anderson unless the Spider illegaly kicks him again. Hell I don't even think that he can get past Maia.
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yea me 2 . why do people care about okami? give him maia so he can get subb'd
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What's it matter? I don't think he can beat Anderson unless the Spider illegaly kicks him again. Hell I don't even think that he can get past Maia.
QFT. I don't know why everyone cares so much, Okami is kinda like a mini version of Hendo and not even Dan could beat Silva.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm not happy, it's certainly not a PPV ill be buying unless there are some seriously good fights to complement the ME.
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