okamiIt seems that with each of the UFC’s stringent cuts/releases that the world MMA landscape benefits from such actions.

Yushin Okami (29-8) is currently ranked 7th by the USA Today MMA Rankings. The 32-year-old fought eighteen times in the UFC since signing with the promotion in 2006 and posted a record of 13-5. He fought for the middleweight title once in 2011 losing to Anderson Silva via TKO in the 2nd round.

In his last appearance for the UFC he lost to Ronaldo Souza at Fight Night 28 in Spetember, which snapped a three-fight win-streak for the Japanese fighter.

Over the weekend WSOF president Ray Sefo tweeted “”Welcome to the team @OkamiYushin great to have you as part of #WSOF.”

This marks the second time this year that the WSOF have signed a Top 10 ranked fighter straight from the UFC after Jon Fitch joined the promotion following a similar situational release from the promotion.

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