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Former UFC Star Yushin Okami in Talks to Join World Series of Fighting

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It’s almost October, and Yushin Okami just might find himself in the World Series.

Okami, cut by the UFC on Friday, may sign with the World Series of Fighting, according to a tweet by Ray Sefo, the president of the upstart World Series of Fighting organization.

 

Okami’s cut stunned the MMA world. He won three of his last fights before he was TKO’d by Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC Fight Night 28 on Sept. 4. At the time of his release, he was the No. 6 ranked middleweight in the UFC.

The World Series of Fighting has a contract with NBC Sports and has slowly been building a roster of stars, including ex-UFC fighters, Jon Fitch, Anthony Johnson and Andre Arlovksi. According to its Web site, the World Series of Fighting only has 12 fighters on its middleweight roster.

Okami has victories over Hector Lombard, Mark Munoz and Nate Marquardt. He has also fought Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen and Tim Boetsch