Round 1: They take the center of the cage. Belcher fires off a head kick that’s blocked. Belcher is pawing with his jab. Belcher slips while throwing a kick but quickly gets back to his feet. Okami clinches and presses Okami against the cage. Okami delivers a knee to the body. Okami works knees to the legs and body. Belcher secures a trip takedown. He works for a guillotine. Okami defends the submission attempt and has top position. Two minutes remain in the round. Okami works to pass Belcher’s guard. He moves to half guard. Okami advances to side control. Okami lands short shots to the body. Belcher rolls and works to get back to his feet. Okami takes his back. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Okami.
Round 2: Belcher takes the center of the cage. Before long, Okami clinches and works for a takedown. Belcher gains top position. Belcher attempts to apply a guillotine choke. Okami defends it. Okami works in Belcher’s half guard. Okami lands short left hands. Okami moves to side control. The referee stands them up. Okami presses him against the cage. Okami slips around behind Belcher and drags him to the canvas. Okami softens Belcher up with short punches and elbows. The referee stands them up again. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Okami.
Round 3: Okami immediately tries to clinch. Belcher pushes him away. Belcher lands a right hand that knocks Okmai down. Okami quickly bounces back to his feet. Okami rushes in and clinches. He presses Belcher against the cage and works for a takedown. Belcher gets top position and lands in the mount position. Okami rolls and stands. Belcher has his back. Okami turns and takes Belcher down. Belcher works or a guillotine choke but it isn’t there. Okami works in Belcher’s full guard. Okami lands short punches from the top position. Okami advances to the mount position. Okami lands punches to Belcher’s body and head. One minute remains in the round. Okami postures up and delivers punches. Belcher rolls and gives up his back. Okami pounds away. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Okami.
The judges scored the fight for Okami by unanimous decision. The scorecards read 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28.