Many people believed that either Hector Lombard would win by knockout or Yushin Okami would win in grinding fashion, the latter prevailed.
Okami landed an early takedown off a Lombard leg kick, but Lightning was able to get up immediately. Lombard was landing shot after shot until Okami landed yet another takedown.
The jabs of Okami were the pivotal punch in round two and with just over two minutes left in the round, Okami landed the takedown. Thunder finished the round in mount position and looked to be up two rounds to none going into the third.
Lombard comes out on fire in the third and lands numerous big punches. Okami went for a takedown and Lombard ended up in top position to rain down punches. When the two got back to their feet Okami immediately went for another takedown, but Lombard ended up on top. The third round finished with Lombard in Okami’s guard.
Yushin Okami def. Hector Lombard by Split Decision (29-28,28-29,29-28)