Yushin Okami makes WSOF debut at WSOF 9 against Svetlozar Savov

Long time perennial Middleweight contender Yushin Okami (29-8) is set for his official World Series of Fighting debut at WSOF 9 later this month.

Okami has been slated to face Svetlozar Savov (12-4) on the NBCSN-broadcast main card. WSOF 9 will be featured by a dual championship headliner for the promotion’s Welterweight and Bantamweight championship titles.

The event takes place March 29th at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Okami, 32, fights out of Kanagawa, Japan, and is a judo Black Belt with career victories over notables Alan Belcher, Hector Lombard, Nate Marquardt, Mark Munoz, Anderson Silva and Mike Swick among others. This will be the Japanese vet’s first fight following his surprise release from the UFC in September last year.

25-year-old Bulgarian prospect Savov, meanwhile, makes his promotional WSOF debut as well. With three wins in his last five outings, Savov boasts eleven stoppages among his twelve career victories.

Check out the full fight card below:

MAIN CARD (NBCSN)

  • Steve Carl vs. Rousimar Palhares (For WSOF Welterweight Championship title)
  • Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Rettinghouse (For inaugural WSOF Bantamweight title)
  • Yushin Okami vs. Svetlozar Savov
  • Josh Burkman vs. Tyler Stinson
  • Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Johnny Nunez

PRELIMS (WSOF.com Stream)

  • Mike Corey vs. Shane Kruchten
  • Chris Gruetzemacher vs. John Gunderson
  • Sean Cantor vs. Bryson Hansen
  • Phil Dace vs. Danny Davis
  • Brenson Hansen vs. Boostayre Nefarios
  • Jimmy Jones vs. Rudy Morales
  • Gil Guardado vs. Jimmy Spicuzza

*Photo credit: Ultimate Fighting Championship

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Thinesh John is a Singapore-based MMA writer. You can check out some of his work over on MMASucka.com. Follow him (@ThineshJohnMMA), and be sure keep up with the latest Asian MMA news from FightSportAsia.com on Twitter (@FightSportAsia) and Facebook

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