Well, that was quick.
As per World Series of Fighting (WSOF) President Ray Sefo on Wednesday's (June 11, 2014) media conference call, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Yushin Okami is set to to face the winner of David Branch vs. Jesse Taylor.
The two middleweights battle for the inaugural 185-pound strap at WSOF 10: "Branch vs. Taylor," which takes place at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 21, 2014. The main card can be seen exclusively on NBC Sports Network, while the "Prelims" will be streamed on the promotion's official website.
"If we go by ranking, most likely the winner of this fight will fight Yushin Okami. This is probably the next match up. We got a big fight on their hands ... I believe David Branch and Jesse Taylor on June 21, they have something to prove."
"Thunder" was released from UFC after his lopsided loss to Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at UFC Fight Night 38 last September. He was victorious in his debut for the organization at WSOF 9 against Svetlozar Savov in an extremely dominant performance, where he secured his first submission victory since 2006.
Okami was supposed to headline WSOF's debut event in Japan this summer in August, however, due to minor issues, the event has been postponed to a later date.
WSOF 10 is now complete with three title fights, and to check out more information on the event, click here.