| | Belcher Replaces Terrell against Okami at UFC 62
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With middleweight contender David Terrell forced to withdraw from his UFC 62 bout on August 26th due to a sinus infection and bronchitis, Mississippi’s Alan Belcher has stepped up to the plate to face off against UFC newcomer Yushin Okami at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fighting since the age of 15, Belcher has worked tirelessly to make it to the UFC, compiling an 8-1 record in the process. So when the call came to replace Terrell against Okami, the decision was a no-brainer for the 22-year-old Biloxi middleweight.
“I really worked hard to get here,” said Belcher. “I started fighting a long time ago in small shows, and I’m one of the people who actually earned their spot here. I’m here because I’m supposed to be, and it feels so much more rewarding to earn your way.”