UFC middleweight title: Anderson Silva defeats Yushin Okami via knockout at 2:04 of Round 2. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will defend his title against the last man to defeat him in Yushin Okami. The pair fought in January 2006 for Hawaii’s ‘Rumble on the Rock’ promotion during the first round of a 175lbs tournament. After pulling Okami into his active guard, Silva struck him in the face with an upkick, incapacitating Okami and ending the fight. Because the blow that ended the fight was found to be illegal, as a fighter cannot kick his opponent in the head while both knees are on the ground, Silva was disqualified. Okami was offered recovery time and the opportunity to continue the fight, but opted for the disqualification victory. He has also recently spent considerable time training with Chael Sonnen, who was on his way to a five-round decision victory to take Silva’s title at UFC 117 before he was submitted in the final minutes of the fifth round.
The Bloody Elbow technique team welcomes back Jack Slack to talk about what has happened to clinch striking in MMA.
Watch Jacare Souza vs. Yushin Okami fight highlights to see what happened during the UFC Fight Night 28 co-main event Wednesday night.
Ronaldo Souza eyes a future UFC middleweight title fight, but first must defeat Yushin Okami at UFC Fight Night 28 on Sept. 4, 2013 via FOX Sports 1. Something "Jacare" says he can accomplish with...