Alan Belcher at UFC 113More than six years after their first meeting inside the Octagon, Yushin Okami and Alan Belcher are set to do it all over again.

The middleweights have been paired for a rematch headed for UFC 155 on Dec 29.

UFC officials announced the match-up on Thursday evening.

Originally scheduled for UFC 153 in Brazil, Alan Belcher dealt with a spinal fracture that ultimately forced him off the card, but didn’t require any serious time away from training so he will be able to return just a couple of months later.

A winner of four fights in a row, Belcher will try to establish his name as a contender at 185lbs when he faces a former title challenger and also look to avenge an earlier loss in his career.

Yushin Okami made his debut at UFC 63 all the way back in 2006 when he defeated Belcher by unanimous decision.

The Japanese middleweight made short work of Buddy Roberts in his last fight at UFC 150, and now hopes to build on that with a rematch against Belcher in December.

There’s been no word yet where the rematch between Belcher and Okami will fall on the UFC 155 line-up.

For more news and rumors make sure to check out on Twitter

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

WSOF 24: Jon Fitch thinks he 'broke' Georges St-Pierre, ready for 'tough' fight against 'big and strong' Yushin Okami

  • a day ago

After a nearly a year-long layoff following a first round submission loss to Rousimar Palhares, Jon Fitch is back and ready to headline WSOF 24 next Saturday night. At the height of Jon Fitch's Ultim read news >>

Cain Velasquez comes face-to-face with Fedor Emelianenko

  • 14 days ago

An Instagram photo captures Cain Velasquez and Fedor Emelianenko meeting face-to-face. It's the dream heavyweight matchup that almost became a reality - Cain Velasquez vs. Fedor Emelianenko. All sign read news >>

Matt Hughes: Nick Diaz came off 'like a punk' at NAC meeting

  • 19 days ago

This probably is not the UFC's official stance on the matter. Matt Hughes, a UFC executive and former UFC welterweight champion, took a slap at Nick Diaz on Twitter, saying he was a "punk" at the Nev read news >>