UFC Quick Quote: Destiny is in the hands of Yushin Okami

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"I’m actually expecting Okami to pull this off. It’s a great fight between two very tough well-rounded guys. But based on the way Chael Sonnen controlled Marquardt in their bout, I think Okami has a chance to use a similar strategy and take the win. I think Okami will take him down, hold him there, beat him up a little and basically do more damage. I think Nate is much better off making this a striking match, using mixing in his kicks and punches and avoiding the ground altogether if he can. Okami may have been a little unlucky not to have gotten a title shot yet, but now his destiny is in his own hands and I think we’ll see the best of him at UFC 122."

Is Yushin Okami destined to rematch Anderson Silva now that both fighters compete under the Zuffa banner? Fellow 185-pound hopeful Michael Bisping seems to think so, telling the media during the UFC 122 media conference call that "Thunder" will roll on Nov. 13 in Oberhausen. If Okami can beat Marquardt and Silva outlasts Belfort, will history repeat itself in 2011? Or does "The Spider" avenge his controversial DQ loss from 2006?

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