Anderson Silva looks good to face Yushin Okami at UFC Rio on August 27. That’s what Rodrigo Minotauro leaked in his column in Brazilian newspaper Extra this Saturday. The title fight should be the evening’s main event.
Anderson was advised of the challenge and agreed to it. Although agreed upon, nothing has been signed yet and is thus not official.
Currently the top Japanese fighter in the UFC, Okami is coming off three wins in the organization, the last of which came against Nate Marquardt. Further spice for the likely showdown, Okami was the last person to defeat the “Spider.” At the January 2006 Rumble on the Rock Silva ended up disqualified for an illegal upkick.
Stay tuned for further news. In the meantime, rewatch the original encounter between Silva and Okami: