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Yushin Okami cut from the UFC

Written on September 28, 2013 by Hector

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Former middleweight contender Yushin Okami has been cut in the UFC after his TKO loss to Ronaldo Souza

This perhaps is the most surprising of ’s roster cuts since the promotion released welterweight contender John Fitch early this year. Officers of have confirmed in MMAjunkie.com that they have released former middleweight contender .

Okami, who was branded by UFC president as the best fighter to come out of Japan has been a top ranked fighter since he joined UFC in 2006. He won his debut fight with a decision against in the preliminary card of UFC 69. Throughout his seven years in the UFC, Okami compiled a record of 18 wins and 5 losses. His impressive resume includes wins over the likes of , and former Strikeforce champion .

The 32 year old Japanese has been riding on a three fight winning streak before losing by 1st round TKO to in his most recent outing.

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