Yushin Okami outpoints Mark Munoz in a Split Decision victoryPosted on August 1, 2010, 09:47 PM by Anton Gurevich
Yushin "The Thunder" Okami proved his worth inside the Octagon once again, with a well-earned Decision victory over "The Philipino Wrecking Machine"Mark Munoz . Okami managed to successfully eliminate Munoz' Wrestling advantage with a well-timed sprawls, by maintaining a good distance throughout the fight.
Mark Munoz failure to execute his gameplan was a key factor in the fight, allowing Yushin Okami to establish his punishing range. Munoz had no Plan B against Okami, constantly making pointless takedown attempts. Both fighters had their striking moments during the fight, with Mark Munoz rocking Yushin Okami with a good left hook in the Second Round.
In the end, Okami outpointed Munoz via a Split Decision. The fact that one of the judges awarded a victory to Mark Munoz surprised many fans at the SportsArena in San Diego, who cheered for the second Japanese victory this evening.
Okami's takedown in this fight provides food for thoughts about Chael Sonnen's Wrestling before the bout against Anderson Silva next weekend. Sonnen dominated Okami with takedowns in their bout at UFC 104, something that one of the best Wrestlers in the game Mark Munoz failed to achieve.