Sunday, March 2, 2008

Evan Tanner vs Yushin Okami Fight Review UFC 82

This was one of the slower fights. The first round was still good. It was also almost really short. Okami came right out and jacked Tanner with a straight left and ended the fight in a hurry. Fortunately Tanner recovered and didn't become a ten second knock out. The rest of the round was a bit slow.

Round 2 was real slow. They were standing for most of it and were pinning each other against the fist. Okami kept getting Tanner in that Muay Thai clinch and delivering a few knees. Then the fight ended in a hurry. Okami delivered a crushing knee right into Tanner's chin. He went down and Okami delivered one more blow for good measure before the ref jumped in. Fortunately that last punch just skimmed Tanner's head. I don't like seeing guys get beat on when they are out.

I really think Silva's next test should be Okami. For some reason I think he will bring something to the table that Okami's other opponents haven't. It always takes Okami awhile to get started and I think he would do better in fights with championship rounds. Hopefully, we'll find out.

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