Former UFC Title Challenger Yushin Okami to Make One Championship Debut on May 3

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 10, 2019


Yushin Okami will make his One Championship debut against Kiamrian Abbasov at the promotion’s “For Honor” event in Indonesia on May 3.

The Singapore-based organization announced the welterweight bout on Wednesday. Okami vs. Abbasov will headline the MMA portion of the card, which takes place at Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event’s official headliner will be a muay Thai flyweight title fight pitting Sam-A Gaiyanghadao against Jonathan Haggerty.

Okami went 1-2 during his second Octagon stint and is coming off a decision loss to Alexey Kunchenko at UFC Fight Night 142 this past December. The 37-year-old Japanese veteran challenged for the Las Vegas-based promotion’s middleweight title in August 2011, losing to Anderson Silva via second-round technical knockout at UFC 134. “Thunder” owns a 35-12 career mark that includes wins over the likes of Hector Lombard, Alan Belcher, Nate Marquardt, Mark Munoz, Evan Tanner and Mike Swick, to name a few.

Abbasov, meanwhile, has been victorious in 12 of his last 13 professional appearances. Most recently, the 25-year-old Kyrgyzstan native submitted Agilan Thani in the opening stanza at One “Destination of Champions” this past December. Abbasov is 20-4 as a professional overall.

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