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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Report: Yushin Okami to Challenge WSOF Champ David Branch Next

Yushin Okami pounding Svetlozar Savov (photo via WSOF)

By FCF Staff

After securing the WSOF middleweight title in June, it looks like David Branch will take on one of the planet’s top 18er’s next: former UFC contender Yushin Okami.

During a media call to promote WSOF 12, the promotion’s President Ray Sefo, confirmed that the Japanese fighter will challenge Branch next. According to a follow up report from MMAFighting.com, the fight will take place October 24th. The venue and location for WSOF 15 has yet to be determined.

Okami (30-8) made his WSOF debut in March and tapped out Svetlozar Savov with a second round, arm-triangle-choke. The renowned grappler was surprisingly let go by the UFC in late 2013, following a stoppage loss to “Jacare” Souza. Okami had won three straight heading into the defeat.

Branch (14-3) won the inaugural WSOF title in June by tapping out Jesse Taylor with a first round, D’arce Choke. The Renzo Gracie trained fighter has won four fights in a row.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:13 pm
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