Okami and Munoz to meet at UFC on Versus 2

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A middleweight contest between Yushin Okami and Mark Munoz will be added to UFCon Versus 2. The card is scheduled to take place on Aug. 1 at EnergySolutionsArena in Salt Lake City.

Munoz is coming off the biggest win of his career. At UFC 112 he stopped TUFchampion Kendall Grove in the second round. Since dropping to middleweight heis 3-0. His only career defeat up until this point has come against Matt Hamillback at UFC 96.

For a long time Okami was the clear challenger to Anderson Silva’s middleweighttitle. However, a series on injuries delayed the Japanese fighter’s progress.At UFC 104 he suffered a crushing defeated at the hands on Chael Sonnen. He hassince rebounded to score a second-round TKO victory over Lucio Linhares at UFCFight Night 21.

Headlining UFC on Versus 2 is a light heavyweight fight between top prospectJon Jones and former IFL champion Vladimir Matyushenko.