In one of the most unbelievable releases since Jon Fitch, the UFC has decided to release Japanese middleweight contender Yushin Okami.

Okami, a former middleweight title challenger, is 3-1 in his last four fights. He beat stars like Alan Belcher and Hector Lombard in that time, but lost his most recent bout to current contender Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza.

Okami has long been one of the staples of the 185-pound division. Debuting back at UFC 62, Okami went 13-5 in the company against some of the top fighters in the world.