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Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen announced for UFC 104


A middleweight match-up between Yushin Okami and Chael Sonnen has been set for UFC 104.

The bout was recently via UFC’s Japanese website.

The event is set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on October 24.

Okami boasts an impressive UFC record of 7-1 with his last bout being a unanimous decision victory over Dean Lister in December of 2008. Constantly on the cusp of a middleweight title shot, a win over Sonnen will push the Japanese fighter that much closer to his ultimate goal in the UFC.

Sonnen got a rough start in his recent return to the UFC when he was submitted by Demian Maia in the first round of their UFC 95 bout, but came back strong at UFC 98 where he pulled off the unanimous decision victory over an always game Dan Miller.

A full list of the bouts expected for UFC 104 are listed below:

Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

Shane Carwin vs. Cain Velasquez

Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen

Ryan Bader vs. Eric Schafer

Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida

Patrick Barry vs. Antoni Hardonk

Rob Kimmons vs. Jorge Rivera

Razak Al-Hassan vs. Kyle Kingsbury

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