Whether you’re a fan of Yushin Okami and his style of fighting or not, when you’ve gone 13-5 in the world’s biggest promotion and contended for its title, you’re not going to have difficulties finding another organizations to fight for. Now, not long after he was surprisingly released by the UFC, Okami has been signed by World Series of Fighting.
WSOF President Ray Sefo announced the news via Twitter by stating: Welcome to the team @OkamiYushin great to have you as part of #WSOF @MMAWorldSeries…
Although no terms of the deal were announced, according to a report by MMA Fighting.com the contract is a multi-fight deal.
Word that the UFC had let Okami go surfaced in late September, following his stoppage loss to “Jacare” Souza at UFC Fight Night 28. The defeat ended the 32 year-old’s three fight win streak, which included wins over Buddy Roberts, Alan Belcher and Hector Lombard.
The news of “Thunder’s” release was met with mixed reviews, as the powerful middleweight’s grinding style wasn’t everybody’s favourite, yet it was extremely effective. UFC President Dana White claimed that Okami’s release was because he had become a “gate keeper”, and made no mention of his approach to fighting.
At any rate, it will be interesting to see how Okami does in the WSOF. Chances are he’s going to be one of the promotion’s top fighters.
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