Middleweights Alan Belcher and Yushin Okami will kick-off New Year’s Eve for the UFC, as the two have been assigned the lead-off – and final – fight for the main card at UFC 155.
The event goes down December 29 from Las Vegas.
Many were unsure which bout would claim the fifth PPV spot, as Eddie Wineland-Brad Pickett and Chris Leben-Karlos Vemola were also in the running. Both of those fights will now air on the FX prelim portion of the card.
Belcher and Okami both feel they are top contenders in the middleweight division, and the winner could make a strong statement with a convincing victory. Other 185-pound contenders Chris Weidman and Tim Boetsch will also battle on the card.