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.
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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