Rousimar Palhares Out of UFC 150, Yushin Okami Now Battles Buddy Roberts

Written by Tom Ngo
July 25th, 2012

UFC Middleweight Yushin Okami

Middleweight Yushin Okami (Pictured) has been assigned a third opponent for UFC 150.

Rousimar Palhares has been forced out of their August 11th tango with an undisclosed injury. Palhares initially stepped in for Luiz Cane.

Buddy Roberts, who was already slotted to fight Chris Camozzi in the event, will now stand opposite “Thunder.”

Coincidentally, Camozzi also had to withdraw with a wound.

Okami hopes to right the ship after dropping two straight scraps. He was last seen getting upset by Tim Boetsch at UFC 144. Okami was dominating much of the matchup, but Boetsch came out like a house on fire in the third and final stanza to post a comeback victory.

Roberts successfully made his Octagon debut at “UFC on FX 2” by posting a decision win over Caio Magalhaes. The scrap marked his sixth straight victory.

Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado hosts the bash.

Here is the show’s updated lineup:

Jared Hamman vs. Michael Kuiper

Dennis Bermudez vs. Tom Hayden

Nik Lentz vs. Eiji Mitsuoka

Max Holloway vs. Justin Lawrence

Buddy Roberts vs. Yushin Okami

Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman

Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard

Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)

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