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Hector Lombard and Yushin Okami Collide in UFC’s Return to Japan

Written by Tom Ngo
January 7th, 2013
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UFC Middleweight Yushin Okami

I’m no weather man, but it looks like there’s gonna be some “Thunder” and “Lightning” in Japan on March 2nd. Late Monday night, it was announced Yushin Okami (Pictured) will meet Hector Lombard at “UFC on FUEL TV 8.”

Okami collected his second consecutive victory at UFC 155 by dominating Alan Belcher. The former middleweight top contender posted a TKO win over Buddy Roberts prior to December’s contest.

After watching his 24-fight winning streak disappear in his big league debut to Tim Boetsch, Lombard rebounded in violent fashion by beating Rousimar Palhares into unconsciousness last month.

The 185-pound shootout kicks off the FUEL TV broadcast, which will air live in North America at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan hosts the bash.

Here is the card’s current roster:

Preliminary Card:

Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Marcelo Guimares

Kyung Ho Kang vs. Alex Caceres

Kazuko Tokudome vs. Cristiano Marcello

Takeya Mizugaki vs. Bryan Caraway

Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares

Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya

Dong Hyun Kim vs. Siyar Bahadurzada

Main Card:

Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami

Diego Sanchez vs. Takanori Gomi

Stefan Struve vs. Mark Hunt

Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann

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