Report: Yushin Okami to Fight Svetlozar Savov in WSOF Debut
By FCF Staff
Yushin Okami will make his World Series of Fighting debut on March 29th, and the former UFC middleweight contender will reportedly fight Svetlozar Savov.
WSOF 9 will be hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will feature welterweight champ Steve Carl taking on Rousimar Palhares.
The Okami-Savov match-up was confirmed by WSOF officials to MMA Fighting.com.
Okami (29-8) will be competing for the first time since September, when he was stopped by “Jacare” Souza at UFC FN 28. The powerful Judoka, who is 6-4 in his last 10 fights, was released by the UFC after the loss.
Savov (12-4) has gone 3-2 in his last 5 five bouts, and will be making his WSOF debut.
The main card for WSOF 9 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network, and will also feature Marlon Moraes taking on Josh Rettinghouse for the inaugural bantamweight title.