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Yushin Okami to make ONE Championship debut on May 3

Yushin Okami
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

One of Asia’s most enduring fighters is set to make his ONE Championship debut.

Former UFC, WSOF/PFL, Pancrase, and PRIDE competitor Yushin Okami (35-12) has been officially announced for the ONE Championship: For Honor show on May 3 in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he will face Kiamrian Abbasov (20-4) in a welterweight bout.

Okami, 37, signed with the Singapore-based promotion in February following a second stint with the UFC in which he went 1-2. He also competed for the UFC from 2006 to 2013, picking up notable wins over the likes of Hector Lombard, Alan Belcher, Nate Marquardt, Mark Munoz, and Mike Swick, and once challenging Anderson Silva for a middleweight championship. In between UFC stints, he went 5-2 fighting for DEEP, Pancrase, and the WSOF/PFL.

A 25-year-old from Kyrgyzstan who has competed primarily in Russia, Abbasov has won 12 of his last 13 fights. He is 1-1 in ONE, most recently picking up a first-round submission win over Agilan Thani in December.

ONE Championship: For Honor will be headlined by a Muay Thai bout between flyweight champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao and challenger Jonathan Haggerty.

See the full card below:

Sam-A Gaiyanghadao vs. Jonathan Haggerty - Muay Thai

Yushin Okami vs. Kiamrian Abbasov

Tetsuya Yamada vs. Marat Gafurov

Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon vs. Tyler Hardcastle - Muay Thai

Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol vs. Nou Srey Pov

Thanh Le vs. Yusup Saadulaev

Paul Lumihi vs. Sunoto

Dae Hwan Kim vs. Ayideng Jumayi

Keanu Subba vs. Ryogo Takahashi

Kenta Yamada vs. Deividas Danyla - Muay Thai

Rudy Agustian vs. Chan Rothana

Andrew Miller vs. Mohammed Bin Mahmoud - Muay Thai

Adrian Mattheis vs. Himanshu Kaushik

Guntur vs. Angelo Bimoadji

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