UFC officials have announced a middleweight bout between two top ten fighters in Yushin Okami and Hector Lombard which will take place on the UFC on FUEL TV 8 card on March 3rd. The event will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
Okami (28-7) is coming off a dominant unanimous decision win over Alan Belcher at UFC 155 in December. It was his second consecutive win after losing back-to-back fights for the first time in his career. It was also his second win over Belcher who he previously defeated in his UFC debut in 2006.
Lombard (32-3-1, 1NC) is coming off a dominant TKO win over submission ace Rousimar Palhares which also took place in December. It was a great bounce back win for the former Bellator middleweight champion who suffered an upset loss against Tim Boetsch in his UFC debut in July.
The UFC on FUEL TV 8 card thus far is below:
- Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
- Stefan Struve vs. Mark Hunt
- Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez
- Yushin Okami vs. Hector Lombard
- Dong Hyun Kim vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
- Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya
- Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares
- Takeya Mizugaki vs. Bryan Caraway
- Cristiano Marcello vs. Kazuki Tokudome
- Alex Caceres vs. Kyung Ho Kang
- Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
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