UFC 122’s Official Headliners: Vitor Belfort vs. Yushin Okami
At long last, UFC is back in Germany tagging along Vitor Belfort and Yushin Okami.
Okami, which has long flirted with the assertion of title, recently won a split decision victory over Mark Munoz on Versus 2. It’s the fifth victory in his six fights, together with victories over Lucio Linhares, Dean Lister, Jason MacDonald and Evan Tanner. The only loss came Sonnen.
Belfort looks to reclaim the title shot. But when Belfort succumb to shoulder injury, Demian Maia and the Sonnen got shots on Silva’s belt. Belfort now is under the five-fight win streak and four wins came from Cage Rage and Affliction Entertainment. Last year at UFC 103, he returned to the UFC after four years and had his first knock-out over Rich Franklin.
Germany hosted its first show, the UFC 99 with Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva headliner in June 2009. Despite the resistance from German media that resulted to a Ban to minors from the show, IFC President Dana White vowed that they will return and continue with their European invasion.View Article Source »