Yushin Okami’s ONE Championship debut didn’t go as planned, as the 37-year-old MMA veteran was finished via technical knockout in the opening stanza of the second round.
Okami, a former UFC middleweight title challenger who is the only fighter to hold a disqualification win over Anderson Silva, was knocked out by streaking welterweight (185-pound) contender Kiamrian Abbasov at ONE Championship: For Honor this weekend in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Check out the stoppage below, where Okami was dropped with a right hand and finished with an onslaught of ground and pound.
Okami, who has been competing as a professional mixed martial arts for almost seventeen years, last fought in the UFC back in 2018, when he dropped a unanimous decision to Alexey Kunchenko at UFC Fight Night 142.
The UFC released Okami following the loss, and the Japanese fighter signed with ONE Championship on February 20, 2019. Okami has 48 fights under his belt and sports a professional record 35-13.