Belfort vs. Okami will determine no.1 contender


The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organisation returns to Germany on November 13 when UFC 122 emanates from König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen.

In the high-stakes main event, mixed martial arts legend Vitor ‘the Phenom’ Belfort will face Japanese powerhouse Yushin ‘Thunder’ Okami in a three-round contest to determine who will  challenge for the UFC Middleweight Championship in 2011.

UFC 122 is the first UFC event to take place in Germany since the world’s premier combat sports organisation made its mainland Europe debut in Cologne last June.

UFC Managing Director of International Development Marshall Zelaznik said: “We are glad to be coming back to Germany with UFC 122 and to reward our loyal UFC fans in Germany. Both Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami are one win away from a shot at the UFC Middleweight Title and are coming to Germany with a great deal to win and lose. This is a sporting event with tremendous international significance, and we are delighted to have been able to bring this event to Oberhausen.”

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USAF Imagery Analyst site profile image  

9/21/10 3:23 PM by USAF Imagery Analyst

I just watched my first MMA event several years ago...I mean days. My comment was intended to represent that no one should have expected either Leites or Maia, to do what they did in the ring. Likewise, with the opposite end of the spectrum, many weren't expecting Sonnen to have done as well as he did. Therefore, to think that Okami would be such a great contender because of past and recent peformances is silly because quite the opposite has been true with fighters against Silva. The great contenders fold under pressure and the subpar contenders have done well.

GaGas Soldier site profile image  

9/21/10 2:48 PM by GaGas Soldier

okami will reign supreme

Jweinberg site profile image  

9/21/10 2:46 PM by Jweinberg


Wasa-B site profile image  

9/21/10 1:45 PM by Wasa-B

Okami has a much better chance vs Bisping than Belfort though Bisping is very underatd on here and is improving all the time.I could see Bisping's footwork and work rate out pointing Okami and leaving Okami to only mount some offense perhaps in the 3rd round ala Franklin (though Bisping will be more aggressive than Franklin). Bisping doesnt tire though.Bisping should beat Sexy on cardio alone. If Sexy's hands can sharpen back up to where they were vs Belcher, it will be a better fight. He needs to improve his ground game though. He will likely mount little offense on Bisping at the stage his ground game is at. Sexy does mix his striking and tds up pretty well. It could be more of a factor if his ground game was better so he could pressure even more with the clinch.

hubris site profile image  

9/20/10 10:47 PM by hubris

who cares about the contender, they should have just matched done Vitor vs Anderson right awayespecially with the cheater Chael getting caught for PEDs

fapout site profile image  

9/20/10 10:42 PM by fapout

any blues wanna s/nbet on this fight...I'll take Vitor

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

9/20/10 9:25 PM by JimmersonzGlove

 Yep. If Okami wins a boring decision and Bisping beats Akiyama, I wouldn't be surprised if they gave the shot to Bisping since he's a bigger name.

SgtJustinTeplitz site profile image  

9/20/10 8:55 PM by SgtJustinTeplitz

vitor vs wandy 2 for championship fight, imo!

EVILYOSHIDA site profile image  

9/20/10 7:23 PM by EVILYOSHIDA

vitor will either win in the 1st round or get gnped/lnped by okami for a decision loss

OzLoco site profile image  

9/20/10 7:13 PM by OzLoco

This fight makes me happy.Easier to justify than insto-title-shot for Vitor.