UFC on Fox 29 Update: Yushin Okami, Dhiego Lima Set for Welterweight Tilt in Arizona

By Tristen Critchfield Feb 6, 2018


Yushin Okami and Dhiego Lima will clash in a welterweight bout at UFC on Fox 29.

Promotion recently officials confirmed the pairing. UFC on Fox 29 takes place at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., on April 14 and is headlined by a lightweight showdown between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje.

Okami returned to the Octagon on short notice following a four-year hiatus at UFC Fight Night 117, where he suffered a first-round submission loss to Ovince St. Preux in the evening’s main event. That ended a four-fight winning streak for the Japanese veteran, who has competed in World Series of Fighting, Deep and Pancrase after his initial UFC stint.

A cast member on Season 19 and Season 25 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Lima is 1-4 in five promotional appearances. He last appeared at the “TUF 25” finale, where he was submitted in the second round by Jesse Taylor.

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