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Anderson Silva vs Yushin Okami for UFC Rio

Written on April 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Anderson Silva vs. Georges St-Pierre? Not so fast. The middleweight champ still has a contender to beat in Yushin Okami at UFC Rio.

UFC President, Dana White, confirmed on USA Today last Wednesday that the Silva vs GSP superfight is yet to come. Apparently, middleweight champion – Anderson Silva – will face Yushin Okami at UFC Rio this August 27.

Yushin Okami earned a title shot after defeating Nate Marquardt last year. However, following Anderson Silva’s victory over Vitor Belfort, most fans thought that the match on the horizon for the champ is the Silva vs GSP superfight. Still, George St-Pierre has an up coming bout against Jake Shields at UFC 129.

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