Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami Official for UFC: Rio in August

UFC President Dana White confirmed the bout with USA Today. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will fight Yushin Okami, the last opponent to defeat him (by DQ at Rumble on the Rock 8, in 2006) and will try to set a new record of nine straight title defenses in the UFC. The Aug. 27th event in Brazil will mark the UFC's second in the country.

Aug 27th, live on Pay-per-view from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
Anderson "The Spider" Silva (28-4) [Num. 1]
Win Vitor Belfort - KO (Front Kick and Punches) UFC 126
Win Chael Sonnen - Submission (Triangle Armbar) UFC 117
Win Demian Maia - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 112
Yushin "Thunder" Okami (26-5) [Num. 2]
Win Nate Marquardt - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 122
Win Mark Munoz - Decision (Split) UFC Versus 2
Win Lucio Linhares - TKO (Doctor Stoppage) UFC FN 21
Yushin Okami vows to beat Anderson Silva and become UFC Champion:
"I want to fight Anderson, beat him, and I believe I’ll become a new star in the UFC. I’m concentrating and training for that fight now. ... Anderson is the top of the middleweight division and I am coming for the belt. I promise you’ll see him fall and I’ll be the new champion."

UFC: Rio coverage

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