Lombard versus Okami signed for Japan

“Thunder” and “Lightning” will collide at the Saitama Super Arena when Yushin “Thunder” Okami (28-7) takes on Hector “Lightning” Lombard (32-3-1) at UFC on FUEL TV 8.

Featuring a light-heavyweight headliner between Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann, UFC on FUEL TV 8 takes place on March 3 in Saitama, Japan.

Lombard, who migrated to the UFC as the Bellator MMA middleweight champion, saw an incredible 25-fight unbeaten streak snapped at the hands of Tim Boetsch at July’s UFC 149.

He rebounded with an impressive first-round knockout of grappling ace Rousimar Palhares at December’s UFC on FX 6.

Okami brings a two-fight win streak to the bout. Following back-to-back losses to Tim Boetsch and Anderson Silva (in a failed bid for the UFC’s middleweight title), Okami has since bounced back with wins over Alan Belcher and Buddy Roberts.

The latest UFC on FUEL TV 8 card reads:

Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
Hector Lombard vs. Yushin Okami
Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya
Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares
Bryan Caraway vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Cristiano Marcello vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Alex Caceres vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Hyun Gyu Lim

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