Yushin Okami displayed his dominance on the ground, topping Alan Belcher in their UFC 155 fight Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Okami stayed in top position for a majority of the fight, allowing the judges to see it in his favor with scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.
Belcher tested Okami on the feet early, throwing headkicks and creating space. The fight went to the ground, however, and Okami pressured from top position. Belcher defended from the back, while his opponent worked small strikes through the end of the first round.
In the second round, Okami nearly got caught in a Belcher guillotine, but persevered. Okami worked in side control for an extended amount of time until being questionably stood up by the ref, which led to a significant right-handed punch by Belcher. The fight returned to the ground, and Okami won the round.
Belcher kept his back against the cage and Okami pressured him against it as the third round started. Belcher secured a takedown and got full mount, but Okami transitioned and gained top position, landing several more strikes until time expired.
With the win, Okami wins his second straight contest, while Belcher loses his first in five outings.
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