ONE Championship has just announced that Japanese MMA legend Yushin “Thunder” Okami has joined the promotion.
With a professional record of 35 wins and 12 losses, Okami is one of the most prolific martial artists to emanate from Japan over the last two decades. With a career that began in 2002, UFC veteran Okami has competed in numerous weight classes, from light heavyweight down to welterweight, in various Japanese promotions including Pride and Pancrase.
Okami has defeated some of the biggest names in the industry, athletes such as Ryuta Sakurai, multiple-time MMA world champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva, Evan Tanner, Mike Swick, Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz, multiple-time Pancrase middleweight world champion Nate Marquardt, and former Bellator world champion Hector Lombard, among others.
A black belt in Judo, Okami has also taken part in numerous high-profile grappling tournaments including the famed ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in 2003. Okami is highly-skilled in all areas of martial arts, featuring world-class grappling skills paired with tremendous knockout power. He brings his veteran experience over to ONE Championship, instantly becoming a top contender