Report: Vitor Belfort vs Yushin Okami to headline UFC 122 on Spike TV in Germany


UFC 122 is set to take place on November 12 in Oberhausen, Germany. The event will air on Spike TV in the United States via tape delay. And now, it looks like UFC 122 has a main event.

From The Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer (via Bloody Elbow):

Vitor Belfort vs. Yushin Okami will be the main event of UFC 122 on 11/13 in Oberhausen, Germany. This will be a Spike show in the U.S. The winner will likely face the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen winner for the middleweight title sometime next year.

I think most people probably saw this match up coming. With Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen set to run it back sometime early next year, Belfort and Okami were left behind to face each other with a title shot awaiting the winner.

Belfort of course has been nursing an injury that kept him out of his scheduled UFC 112 title fight against Anderson Silva earlier this year. "The Phenom" was last seen in action at UFC 103 where he finished Rich Frankin in the first round in his first fight back with the promotion since 2005.

Yushin Okami, the proverbial top contender in the UFC's middleweight division, will finally get a chance to fight for a title shot. Seemingly always in the "mix," Okami has been passed over when it comes to the division's big fights likely due to his less than thrilling fighting style.

While it may not be fair, it's probably a fact.

Yushin has won two straight fights with his most recent victory coming at UFC on Versus 2 against Mark Munoz. "Thunder" has gone 9-2 during his tenure with the UFC with his only losses coming at the hands of Rich Frankin and Chael Sonnen.

A win over Belfort coupled with another successful title defense from Anderson Silva against Chael Sonnen would set up an interesting rematch between the two fighters as Okami was the last man to defeat Silva, albeit controversially, back in 2006.

Keep it locked to for more news on UFC 122 as it breaks.

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