Yushin Okami In Talks With World Series of Fighting
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.28.2013
The middleweight could be on his way to the promotion...
MMA Junkie reports that World Series of Fighting is in talks with middleweight Yushin Okami (29-8 MMA, 13-5 UFC), just one day after he was released from the UFC.
WSOF President Ray Sefo posted on Twitter: "We're in talks with his team."
Just hours after he was released, WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz wrote on Twitter: "You have a home at [WSOF]."
If Okami signs with the promotion, he has possible competition in fellow middleweights David Branch, Elvis Mutapcic, Jesse Taylor and Danillo Villefort. The events air on NBC Sports Network and could soon have international events.
Okama went 3-1 in his past four fights. His most recent fight was a TKO loss, but he has wins over Hector Lombard, Alan Belcher, Nate Marquardt and Mark Munoz. He won 13 of his 18 fights during his seven years in the UFC, including a failed title shot at Anderson Silva in 2011. Dana White has said that Okami could end up back in the UFC eventually.