Belfort recovers motivation, to face Okami

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A matchup that had been speculated on, Vitor Belfort vs. Yushin Okami will really go through. Belfort confirmed it over twitter.

“Hey gang! The fight is set for November 13 in Germany. I’m counting on you to root for me. The fight is against the super tough Okami. Let’s do it!”

Away from the octagon since September 2009, when he submitted to shoulder surgery, Vitor recently stated he would prefer not to make his return at the Germany event. Now, with the date and location confirmed, he doesn’t seem to mind anymore.

“My motivation is way up there. We have to know where we want to reach and planning is the beginning of the journey,” he remarks.

Japan’s Okami comes off  back to back wins in the UFC and is the man responsible for the last loss on middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s record, in 2005, winning by disqualification, after an illegal kick from the Spider.

Check out the likely matchups:

UFC 122
Oberhausen, Germany
November 13, 2010

Vitor Belfort vs Yushin Okami
Krzysztof Soszynski vs Goran Reljic
Jorge Rivera vs Alessio Sakara
Amir Sadollah vs Peter Sobotta
Jason Brilz vs Vladimir Matyushenko
Dennis Siver vs opponent to be defined
Peter Sobotta vs opponent to be defined
Pascal Krauss vs opponent to be defined

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