A competitive middleweight bout in the form of Mark Munoz vs. Yushin Okami has been agreed upon for UFC on Versus 2. MMA Weekly reported the fight which will take place on August 1 from Salt Lake City, Utah earlier today.
Munoz has been perfect (3-0) since his 185-pound debut against Nick Catone at UFC 102: "Couture vs. Nogueira" in August 2009. It wasn't a convincing win, however, earning a split decision nod from two of the three judges sitting ringside.
He didn't make the same mistake his next time out, smashing Ryan Jensen via verbal submission (punches) at UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva" earlier this year. Now 8-1, Mark most recently defeated Kendall Grove in what was a thrilling come-from-behind win at UFC 112: "Invincible."
Okami (24-5) got back in the win column at UFC Fight Night: "Florian vs. Gomi" as he defeated Lucio Linhares with a second round technical knockout (doctor's stoppage). Yushin had suffered only the second loss in his last eleven fights his last time out against now number one middleweight contender Chael Sonnen at UFC 104: "Machida vs. Shogun."
The well-rounded Japanese fighter has come close to a couple title shots over the years only to have them taken away from him by either a loss or a less-than exciting performance. A win over Munoz could very well put him back on track toward that goal.
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