Yushin
Okami
30-8-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 21 fights.
Record: 30-8-0
Summary: Ground and pound, strength

Fighter Info

Nickname: Thunder
From: Kanagawa Japan
Fights Out Of: Kanagawa Japan
Age: 32
Height: 6' 2" ( 187 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1259
39% Successful
488
Types of Successful Strikes
0
488
56% Standing
14%
30%
273
69
146
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
58
47% Successful
27
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
8
61
0
Takedown Defense
85
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Yushin Okami Sep 4, 2013
1 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Ronaldo Souza 28 0 0 0
Win
Yushin Okami Mar 2, 2013
37 3 0 5 R3 Decision - Split
Hector Lombard 45 0 0 2
Win
Yushin Okami Dec 29, 2012
20 1 0 8 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Alan Belcher 6 0 2 2
Win
Yushin Okami Aug 11, 2012
26 3 0 8 R2 KO/TKO
Buddy Roberts 15 0 1 0
Loss
Yushin Okami Feb 25, 2012
29 1 0 2 R3 KO/TKO
Tim Boetsch 42 0 1 0
Anderson Silva Aug 27, 2011
43 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Yushin Okami 16 0 0 0
Win
Nate Marquardt Nov 13, 2010
21 3 1 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Yushin Okami 25 1 0 3
Win
Mark Munoz Aug 1, 2010
16 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Yushin Okami 22 1 0 0
Win
Yushin Okami Mar 31, 2010
50 0 0 3 R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Lucio Linhares 8 0 0 0
Loss
Chael Sonnen Oct 24, 2009
91 4 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Yushin Okami 25 0 1 0
Win
Yushin Okami Dec 27, 2008
39 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Dean Lister 6 0 0 0
Win
Yushin Okami Mar 1, 2008
26 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Evan Tanner 19 1 0 0
Win
Yushin Okami Oct 20, 2007
41 1 1 6 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jason MacDonald 25 0 0 0
Loss
Rich Franklin Jun 16, 2007
36 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Yushin Okami 17 1 3 2
Win
Yushin Okami Apr 7, 2007
28 4 2 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mike Swick 28 0 0 1
Win
Yushin Okami Dec 30, 2006
35 3 0 8 R3 Submission
Rory Singer 28 0 0 0
Win
Yushin Okami Oct 14, 2006
39 3 1 3 R3 KO/TKO
Kalib Starnes 19 0 1 0
Win
Yushin Okami Aug 26, 2006
12 5 0 8 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Alan Belcher 8 0 0 0
Loss
Jake Shields
ROTR 9
Apr 21, 2006
23 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Majority
Yushin Okami 22 1 0 1
Win
Yushin Okami
ROTR 8
Jan 20, 2006
0 1 0 0 R1 DQ
Anderson Silva 16 0 0 0
Win
Yushin Okami
PRIDE Bushido 2
Feb 15, 2004
42 2 0 1 R2 Decision - Unanimous
Ryuta Sakurai 22 0 2 2

Biography

TRAINING: After coming back to Japan, I’ll be training in match form. I’m trying to adjust to bring my best to the day.

When and why did you start training for fighting? Five years ago; my friend got me started.

What ranks and titles have you held? Third-ranked Pancrase middleweight, 2003 ADCC Japanese qualification winner.

Do you have any heroes?
Caol Uno

What is your favorite technique?
Ground and pound

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
UFC is my dream since from when I started training MMA, and my challenge to the world.

What was your job before you started fighting? Working in a restaurant and Pachinko.

•    Last man to defeat Anderson Silva (in Hawaii in a non-UFC event. Okami won via disqualification after an illegal Silva upkick from his back)

•    Widely ranked as one of top 3 middleweight fighters in the world

•    Never dodges tough opponents: Has fought against nearly every top 185 pounder in the world – and beaten most of them. In addition to his win over Silva, holds wins over Alan Belcher, Mike Swick, Nate Marquardt, Evan Tanner and Mark Munoz

•    Extremely tough and durable; in 31 career fights against a Who’s Who of the sport, has only been stopped once inside of the distance.

•    A judo black belt with exceptional balance, strength and takedown defense. Is one of the best defensive, counter-style fighters in the world, which helps him frustrate and wear down opponents.

•    30 years old. Grew up in Kanagawa, Japan, where he was a self-described “gentle child.”
 
•    ” Skilled in track and field during his school years, Okami eventually gravitated to combat sports, and by 2001, the 20-year old was entrenched in the fight game and a year away from his pro debut.


•    A globetrotter: Okami’s fighting passport has been stamped in Russia, South Korea, Northern Ireland, the United States, Germany and Hawaii.

•    After loss to Chael Sonnen at UFC 104 has since trained extensively with Sonnen in Portland, Oregon.

•    “Team Quest offered the highest training environment to me that exists,” said Okami. “I wish to express my gratitude to them. Communication was the only problem for me because my English language skill is still low.”

Career

Trained With

Chael Sonnen
Chael Sonnen
29-14-1
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Rich Franklin
Rich Franklin
29-7-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva
33-6-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Nate Marquardt UFC® 122 MARQUARDT vs OKAMI

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