Yushin Okami vs. Hector Lombard
Round 1: Lombard moving forward. Okami lands a leg kick. Okami steps in with a jab. Lombard wings off a combination that misses. Okami catches a leg kick and secures a single leg takedown. Lombard explodes back to his feet. Okami lands a left hand followed by an outside leg kick. Okami lands a kick to the body of Lombard. Lombard steps in with a stiff jab. Lombard lands a right hand. Lombard misses with a left and Okami drops under and gets a single leg takedown. Okami lands a few short punches. Lombard peppers Okami from the bottom. Okami works in Lombard’s half guard. Lombard scrambles to his feet. Okami presses him against the cage. Okami delivers a knee to the body. Lombard turns him. Okami lands another knee to the body. Lombard lands a left hook to the body and Okami answers with another knee. The round ends there. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Okami.
Round 2: Lombard stands in the center of the cage. Okami lands a knee. Okami works his jab. Lombard misses with a right hand counter. They exchange inside leg kicks. Okami startign to find his range. He’s keeping Lombard on the outside. Okami continues to land his jab. Okami circling. Okami lands a combination. Lombard rushes in with a body shot. Okami drops for a single leg takedown and gets it. He’s in Lombard’s half guard. Two minutes remain in the round. Okami softens Lombard up with elbows. Lombard peppers Okami with light shots from the bottom. Okami advances to the mount position. Okami postures up and delivers an elbow. Okami lands a left hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Okami.
Round 3: Lombard comes out swinging. He lands a left hand. He lands a right. Okami is hurt. Lombard lands another right hand. Okami presses the action. he lands a left hand. Okami clinches and lands a knee. Okami looks for a takedown. Lombard stuffs it. Okami rolls to his back. Lombard has top position. Okami hangs on. Okami tires to work a single leg from the half guard position. Lombard lands a hammer fist, and another. Okami hangs on to the leg. Lombard stands. He goes back into Okami’s guard. Two minutes remain in the round. Okami gets to his feet. They’re in the clinch. Okami lands a knee to the body. Lombard pushes Okami away. Okami drops for a takedown. Lombard successfully sprawls and Okami rolls to his back. We’re in the final minute. Lombard works in Okami’s half guard. Okami sits up and hangs on. Lombard tries to posture up. Okami controls his head. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Lombard.
The judges score the fight for Okami by split decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28.