Yushin “Thunder” Okami's Professional MMA debut
Okami made his professional debut against Hidehisa Matsuda on July 20, 2002, fighting on the preliminary card of Pride The Best Volume 2.
He made a winning start to his career, defeating Hidehisa Matsuda who carried a 0-1-0 professional MMA record into the fight.
Yushin Okami beat Hidehisa Matsuda by KO/TKO at 3:52 of Round 1.
Yushin “Thunder” Okami's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
Okami made his debut in the UFC against Alan Belcher on August 26, 2006, fighting on the preliminary card of UFC 62: Liddell vs Sobral having compiled a 17-3-0 professional MMA record.
Yushin Okami beat Alan Belcher by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.
Since his debut, Okami has gone on to fight a total of 21 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 14-7-0.
Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Middleweight Championship loss to Anderson Silva
Okami lost his 1st middleweight title challenge, losing to Anderson Silva on August 27, 2011 at UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami.
Yushin Okami lost to Anderson Silva by KO/TKO at 2:04 of Round 2.
Outside the UFC
After his UFC stint, Okami took his next fight at WSOF on March 29, 2014, fighting against Svetoslav Savov on the main card of WSOF 9: Carl vs. Palhares.
Yushin Okami beat Svetoslav Savov by Submission at 4:46 of Round 2.
Return to Ultimate Fighting Championship
After 7 fights outside of the promotion, Okami returned to the UFC on September 22, 2017, fighting against Ovince St. Preux on the main event of UFC Fight Night 117: St. Preux vs. Okami.
At the time of his UFC return, his professional MMA record stood at 35-10-0
Yushin Okami lost to Ovince St. Preux by Submission at 1:50 of Round 1.
When was Yushin Okami's last win?
Okami's last win came against Agilan Thani at ONE Championship on Saturday October 12, 2019. Yushin Okami beat Agilan Thani by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.