UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami Compustrike Preview

Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami first met back in January 20th 2006 at Rumble on The Rock 8 in Hawaii. MMA was different back then and so were the two fighters that will meet this Saturday in Rio. Yushin Okami was a much skinner version of himself and “The Spider” wasn’t the dominate champion that he is today. After being disqualified from that fight due to an illegal upkick, Ando has been on a fourteen fight winning streak and has become one of the most dominate forces in Mixed Martial

Tim Boetsch: If I need to submit Anderson Silva, I know I can

After winning what many deemed a highly lackluster and controversial match versus Hector Lombard at UFC 149, Middleweight Tim Boetsch finds himself in unexpectedly good position. After rising from relative obscurity to beat name fighters Yushin Okami and Lombard in his last two fights, Boetsch will most likely find himself facing one of the division’s top fighters as his next test. However, it appears there is only one man on Boetsch’s personal list, and that is reigning champion Anderson Silva. Boetsch

Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch in the works for UFC 148

A Middleweight showdown between top contenders Michael Bisping and Tim Boetsch is reportedly in the works for UFC 148 in Las Vegas.ESPN.co.uk reports that verbal agreements are in place for the bout.Boetsch (15-4) made the move to 185-pounds after posting a 1-1 mark at Light Heavyweight. In the time since, he has racked up three consecutive victories, defeating Kendall Grove and Nick Ring via unanimous decision before staging a dramatic comeback against former division title challenger Yushin Okami in

Tim Boetsch: Michael Bisping has been on my agenda

Since dropping from Light Heavyweight to Middleweight, Tim Boetsch has gone on a three fight winning streak defeating Kendall Grove, Nick Ring and most recently Yushin Okami.
The victory over Okami was an impressive come from behind win for Boetsch. Okami looked to be on his way to victory when Boetsch came out guns-a-blazing to start the third round, eventually finishing the fight 54 seconds into the round. 
Following the victory, Boetsch mentioned that he would be interested in facing Dan Henderson,

Tim Boetsch asks for Dan Henderson for his next fight

Tim Boetsch delivered the comeback of the night at UFC 144. As the third round began he was staring defeat dead in the eye, but he came out like a man possessed and did exactly what he needed to do to win the fight, knock out his opponent.
Yushin Okami had Boetsch right where he wanted him, but Boetsch had enough in the tank to do what every fighters corner tells them to do when they are down two rounds to none, go for the knockout. While it was not the best comeback ever, it was a memorable one, advancing

Anderson Silva reveals he is suffering from a back injury

The last time MMA fans saw Anderson Silva inside the Octagon he defeated Yushin Okami by TKO in the second round of UFC 134’s main event. Following that event Silva admitted that he had suffered a shoulder injury while training for that fight.  That injury had kept Silva from training since the conclusion of that fight on August 27, 2011.
Silva recently began training again, but it looks as if he has suffered another injury. According to the UFC Middleweight champion, “I’m not sure

After the dust settles: UFC MW division

Ok since Anderson Silva Will be out until at least Febuary I though we could all take a look at the middleweight division of the UFC and try to sort this stuff out. First off lets look at the top contenders of the division, here are my top 8 in no particular order (excluding Anderson Silva)
1. Chael Sonnen
2. Nate Marquardt
3. Yushin Okami
4. Vitor Belfort
5. Demian Maia
6. Chris Leben
7. Wanderlei Silva
8. Alan Belcher
Ok so I do not think Chael will get an instant rematch nor do I think he deserves it.