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Pic: UFC Removes Yushin Okami From Middleweight Rankings, Lists Just Top 9 Fighters

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And then there were nine! Yushin Okami, the No. 6-ranked Middleweight fighter on UFC's roster up until this past weekend, is no longer featured on the promotion's Top 9 Top 10 list (view it here). Okami was recently cut after getting knocked out by Ronaldo Souza earlier this month. UFC President Dana White claimed his role of divisional "gatekeeper" forced his surprise exit, even though "Thunder" compiled a record of 13-5 in the Octagon during a seven-year tenure. With Okami removed from the rankings, Luke Rockhold, Francis Carmont, Costa Philippou and Chael Sonnen are suddenly better than they were yesterday. Meanwhile, Alessio Sakara (6-7-1 in UFC) prepares to battle Magnus Cedenblad at UFC Fight Night 30 later this month. Makes imperfect sense.

While it was initially feared that Rousimar Palhares' recent knee injury that knocked him out of...

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While it was initially feared that Rousimar Palhares' recent knee injury that knocked him out of his UFC 150 bout against Yushin Okami would require surgery, it now looks like that won't be the case, according to Tatame. That damn injury bug is annoying but at least it didn't do too much damage this time. Photo: Joe Camporeale/US Presswire

Yes, we would all like to see Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva in the wake of their respective blowout...

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Yes, we would all like to see Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva in the wake of their respective blowout victories over Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Yushin Okami, respectively. But "Bones" still has business to take care of in the light heavyweight division. MMAmania.com Founder Thomas Myers breaks down his future match-up options at 205-pounds right here.

but Anderson performed an ultrasound of Okami on the first round, he measured him in all ways...

but Anderson performed an ultrasound of Okami on the first round, he measured him in all ways possible and, when he switched the engine on, that’s what happens.

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Thomas Myers breaks down what's at stake for Yushin Okami and Anderson Silva in their middleweight...

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Thomas Myers breaks down what's at stake for Yushin Okami and Anderson Silva in their middleweight title fight at UFC 134. Read it at MMA Nation. Also Kid Nate wraps up his history series on Vale Tudo in Brazil with a bang up chapter on the 1990s -- Modern MMA Comes Home to Brasil.

What's at stake for Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami when the two square off at UFC 134 on Aug. 27...

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What's at stake for Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami when the two square off at UFC 134 on Aug. 27 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil? MMAmania.com head cheese Tom Myers breaks it down right here.

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