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Yushin Okami vs. Luiz Cane confirmed for UFC 150

The UFC will return to the birthplace of the Octagon, heading to Denver on August 11 to put on UFC 150 from Denver’s Pepsi Center. UFC 1 and UFC 2 were both held in the Mile High City with the organization most recently returning last September for Jon Jones‘ successful title-defense against Quinton Jackson.

In addition to the card being confirmed, a pair of bouts were made official for the summer show, as Yushin Okami will face Luiz Cane and Thiago Tavares takes on Dennis Hallman.

Okami (26-7) is coming off back-to-back losses after winning six of seven fights in the UFC. “Thunder” was knocked out by Tim Boetsch in his native country of Japan earlier this year following a loss to Anderson Silva for the middleweight title in 2011.

Comparably, Cane (12-4) will be making his debut in the middleweight division after going just 1-3 in his four previous fights. The only win Cane has claimed since 2009 came over Eliot Marshall.

Tavares (17-4-1) is coming off two straight wins over Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher, compiling a 4-1-1 mark in his previous six, while Hallman (51-14-2) has worked his record inside the Octagon to 3-2 since re-joining the UFC in 2009 including a recent victory over John Makdessi.


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