Okami vs. Boetsch scheduled for UFC 144 in Japan

source: mmajunkie.com
 

Japanese middleweight contender Yushin Okami (26-6 MMA, 10-3 UFC) will finally get a home game.

UFC executives today announced that the recent title challenger faces Tim Boetsch (14-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at UFC 144.

Featuring a lightweight title contest between current champ Frankie Edgar and top contender Ben Henderson, UFC 144 takes place Feb. 26 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

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s3xyama site profile image  

12/17/11 5:22 AM by s3xyama

Okami's got this is the bag unless anderson mentally broke him, in the bag!

Keith McKay site profile image  

11/21/11 10:11 AM by Keith McKay

Boetsch!!!!

sPoOFEEe site profile image  

11/21/11 4:10 AM by sPoOFEEe

Okami already beat Belcher, id like to see him against Maia as well, but Boetsch will do.okami ftw

Chris27 site profile image  

11/15/11 9:03 PM by Chris27

Not bad but I'd have liked to see Belcher or Maia vs Okami.

Brian Littlefield site profile image  

11/15/11 4:55 PM by Brian Littlefield

 Boetsch will finally stake his claim in the MW division. 

Godmode site profile image  

11/15/11 2:21 PM by Godmode

Huge fight for Tim. Let's see if he's a legit top10 MW in the world... but even if he he is, is nowhere near Silva's level.Okami is way more technical striker, but Boestch has got some pretty heavy hands tho. I can see Okami TKOing or grinding a victory, but if Boestch is able to manhandle Okami like he has been doing at 185, it's gonna be intresting..I'm looking forward for a war and this is a FOTN contender for sure!

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

11/15/11 2:10 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

Should be a fun fight.

Sephiroth site profile image  

11/15/11 2:03 PM by Sephiroth

 This should be a good fight but I think Okami takes it. I don't think Boetsch can bully and take Okami down and Okami is the better striker. I do think it will be a close competitive fight though.

JaseHxC site profile image  

11/15/11 1:51 PM by JaseHxC

Okami will never see a main card again if he loses this fight. I see it as being very competitive though, hopefully with Boetsch getting the W.

MIKE CIESNOLEVICZ site profile image  

11/15/11 1:48 PM by MIKE CIESNOLEVICZ

Good matchmaking! Cool fight