Yushin Okami Drops to Welterweight; Takes on Dhiego Lima at UFC on FOX 29


Former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami (34-11 MMA) is dropping to welterweight to meet TUF 19 runner-up Dhiego Lima (12-6 MMA) on UFC 29 on FOX.

Okami was last seen in his return to UFC taking on light heavyweight standout, Ovince Saint Preux on short notice at UFC Fight Night 117 in September of last year. Okami lost in the first round via Von Flue Choke snapping a four-fight win streak he had compiled outside of the organization.

Dhiego Lima was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption in 2017.  Lima had been released from the UFC after consecutive knockout losses in 2015.  Given a second chance via the long-running reality show, Lima made the best of it winning three fights on the show before falling to Jesse Taylor in the finals in July of last year. Shortly thereafter, it was announced that Taylor had failed his post-fight drug test.

UFC 29 on FOX takes place in Glendale, Arizona on April 14th and is set to be headlined by lightweights Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaetjhe.

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