Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami (middleweight)
Round 1: Lots of movement from Anderson Silva early, circling Okami, shifting stances, pawing his hand out for distance, looking for a reaction out of Okami. Oakmi moves in punching, but Silva pushes him away. Okami sneaks n a jab, but Silva reciprocates. Okami is holding the center of the Octagon, but moves in again with punches, pressing Silva to the fence. Silva clinches, but seems very relaxed. Okami throwing some short uppercuts. Silva fires back with knees to the body. They continue to trade knees and uppercuts, but Silva still looking very relaxed. Okami backs away and they move to the center of the Octagon, trading strikes. Silva starts landing a stiff jab, using some smooth, elusive movement to avoid most of Okami’s strikes. Silva Lands a kick to the body and follows with a knee to the midsection just as the bell sounds. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Silva.
Round 2: Silva opens much more aggressively this round, lots of hand movement, and rocks Okami with a right hook. Okami firing his jab, Silva making him miss solely with head movement, then drops Okami with a single jab. He doesn’t follow up, however, allowing Okami back to his feet. Okami, swings and a miss. Silva drops Okami again with right hand, this time he follows up, standing, dropping bombs down on Okami who is covered up on the mat. Silva drops to his knees and continues dropping down punches until referee Herb Dean stops the fight.
Anderson Silva def. Yushin Okami by TKO (Strikes) at 2:04, R2