UFC 134: You don't want to miss Anderson Silva vs Yushin Okami in Brazil

via www.cagetoday.com

Of all the potential match-ups for UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, Japanese fighting sensation Yushin Okami is probably the least sexy of the bunch.

Yet that's exactly what we're in for when the world's largest fight promotion heads back to Brazil for the first time in a decade for UFC 134: "Silva vs. Okami" at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on Aug. 27.

They've met once before, a 2006 bout that ended via disqualification when "The Spider" used one of his long limbs to kick "Thunder" in his grill, which would normally be fine, except they were on the ground when it happened.

That meant a disqualification defeat for Silva. To this day, it's the last official loss on his record.

While that's an easy angle to sell the fight, the reality is that the Brazilian was handling his opponent before landing the illegal upkick. It wasn't exactly close and didn't inspire much confidence in Okami's chances in the rematch.

But if you're feeling like that's reason enough not to watch them throw down on Aug. 27, Silva has a message for you:


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