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:
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
Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami
Diego Sanchez vs. Takanori Gomi
Stefan Struve vs. Mark Hunt
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann