UFC officials have confirmed that middleweights Yushin Okami and Hector Lombard will meet at the UFC on Fuel 8 card in Japan. The bout is scheduled to take place Sunday March 3 at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo and will air March 2 in North America.
The fight may also prompt fans to Tweet UFC President Dana White and matchmaker Joe Silva to ask if the pairing was put together just because of the competitors’ nicknames, i.e. “Thunder” vs. “Lightning”.
Below is the announced bouts to date.
UFC on Fuel TV 8
March 2, 2013
Saitama Super Arena-Tokyo, Japan
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve
Takanori Gomi vs. Diego Sanchez
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Mizuto Hirota vs. Rani Yahya
Riki Fukuda vs. Brad Tavares
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Bryan Caraway
Cristiano Marcello vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Alex Caceres vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Hyun Gyu Lim