One Championship Signs Yushin Okami





 

 

Asia’s largest international sports media company ONE Championship announces the signing of Yushin Okami. Okami boasts a professional career starting in 2002 with a total of 35 wins (12 losses). He has fought in promotions such as PRIDE, PANCRASE, DEEP, and the UFC over the years as a middleweight and, more recently, welterweight.

He has faced many of MMA and grappling’s elite athletes such as Anderson Silva, Evan Tanner, Mike Swick, and Nate Marquardt. In addition to his MMA career he has also competed on the world stage in grappling in the world famous competition ADCC.

He has a proven track record breaking the world’s powerful people, and in the history of Japanese fighting sports Okami is among one of the best fighters in the past 20 years, reaching a UFC title challenge against Anderson Silva in Brazil.

Okami is currently training with Team MAD in Korea.

ONE will hold its inaugural event in Japan on March 31, 2019 named “ONE: A NEW ERA” at Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo.

Fight Card to date:

Eduard Folayang vs. Shinya Aoki 170 lbs
Jingnan Xiong vs. Angela Lee 125 lbs
Aung La Nsang vs. Ken Hasegawa 205 lbs
D. Johnson vs. Yuya Wakamatsu 135 lbs
Eddie Alvarez vs. T. Nastyukhin 170 lbs
Kevin Belingon vs. Bibiano Fernandes 145 lbs
Tatsumitsu Wada vs. Ivanildo Delfino 135 lbs
Kairat Akhmetov vs. Reece McLaren 135 lbs
Danny Kingad vs. Andrew Leone 135 lbs

 

 

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Jeremy Deschner
Black Belt in American Karate from the Texas Karate Institute. Now training in Brazilian Jiujitsu in Japan. Twitter: @mmajpn1 @jiujitsu_Jedi