Yushin Okami recently finished up a second run under the UFC banner and the fighter has now found a new home to compete at.
That new home comes in the form of One Championship, which recently inked the fighter to a multi-fight contract.
Chatri Sityodtong of One Championship would announce the news via Twitter:
Please join me in welcoming Japanese MMA legend Yushin Okami to ONE Championship!— Chatri Sityodtong (@yodchatri) February 20, 2019
Okami (35-12-0) would hold an overall record of 14-7-0 in the UFC and did unsuccessfully challenge Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight Title at UFC 134 in August of 2011. Okami also spent some time competing in the World Series Of Fighting, where he failed to capture the promotion’s middleweight title after suffering a fourth round TKO loss to David Branch at the WSOF 15. Okami has competed a total of forty seven times as a professional MMA fighter and nearly half of those bouts went the distance.
There is no word at this time as to when Okami is expected to make his promotional debut or whom that opponent is going to be when that happens. Okami now joins such UFC veterans as Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Sage Northcutt, Miesha Tate and a host of others who have recently inked deals with One Championship.