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Yushin Okami Meets Buddy Roberts at UFC 150 After Fighters Fall Out

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A pair of middleweight matchups were set for UFC 150 on Aug. 11, as Yushin Okami was scheduled to meet Rousimar Palhares and Buddy Roberts was slated to face Chris Camozzi.

But Palhares and Camozzi have both been sidelined with unspecified injuries. So announced on Wednesday that Okami and Roberts will tangle at Denver's Pepsi Center instead.

For Okami, ranked No. 9 in the most recent middleweight rankings, Roberts represents his third UFC 150 foe. The Japanese star was first slated to fight Luiz Cane, then when Cane pulled out with an injury, Palhares took his place.

Roberts (12-2), a Jackson's MMA fighter, now has a big opportunity to step up in competition and make a name for himself. He won his UFC debut against Calo Magalhaes via unanimous decision on June 8, his sixth straight win and 10th in his past 11 fights.

Okami (26-7) is looking to shake off a two-fight losing streak. He was stopped by middleweight champion Anderson Silva last August and was TKOd in the third round against Tim Boetsch in February after dominating the first two rounds.