Okami still a huge underdog one week out

by Gene Mrosko | source: mmamania.com

Does Yushin Okami honestly stand a chance at dethroning Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva on Aug. 27, 2011, in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in the main event of UFC 134?

The oddsmakers certainly don't think he does, inserting "The Spider" as the huge favorite at -460.

That's probably because the veritable king of Brazil has defeated all 13 of his Octagon opponents via every form of finish you can imagine. He's shucked and jived, blitzed and battered, and wrapped and wrangled his way through every foe ensnared in his web.

The last man that walked to the cage to fight him and walked away without a loss was none other than the man that will be standing across the cage from him this Saturday.

But that hasn't instilled any confidence in the oddsmakers who have Okami as the heavy underdog at +365.

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tags: Yushin Okami (detail)  Anderson Silva (detail)  UFC 134   Brazil   


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paluka site profile image  

8/22/11 10:22 PM by paluka

I don't get it. Isn't Okami the greatest Japanese fighter that ever lived?

GC111 site profile image  

8/22/11 5:31 PM by GC111

So if Anderson finishes this it's Bones Jones next, right?

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8/22/11 5:29 PM by RyannVonDoom


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8/22/11 5:19 PM by X_Rated

What...? This is MMA anything. Literally anything can happen. Also - We've seen the blueprint to beating Silva. Take him down, keep him down, and beat him up. Okami is a fantastic wrestler in his own right, and he has better submission defense than chael does.

Deaf Forever site profile image  

8/22/11 5:07 PM by Deaf Forever

This.Okami would have to catch Silva with a Kimura or land a Mike Russow shot out of nowhere.


8/22/11 4:56 PM by K-Dub-"T"

 How about I send you my paypal instead?

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8/22/11 4:52 PM by X_Rated

My line of reasoning exactly

DevinS site profile image  

8/22/11 4:31 PM by DevinS

Okami gots this.

goku site profile image  

8/22/11 4:15 PM by goku

 its not out of the realm of possibility that yushin does to silva exactly what chael did..except yushin has better submission defense

Wasa-B site profile image  

8/22/11 4:01 PM by Wasa-B

Okami is a much better submission grappler but not as good a wrestler as Chael and not as aggressive with either tds or GNP. He likely wont get subbed by Anderson (though dont sleep on Anderson's guard) but he wont be aggressive enough to get Anderson down enough times imo.