Yushin Okami has been given his first assignment in the World Series Of Fighting promotion, with the former UFC middleweight set to face Svetlozar Savov at WSOF 9 on March 29th.

Okami was released from the UFC last year after a single loss to former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza, but with three wins prior to that against the likes of Hector Lombard and Alan Belcher, together with an overall 13-5 record in the Octagon, made the Japanese fighter a major signing for WSOF.

His opponent, Savov is also a newcomer to the WSOF cage and given that he last fought in 2012 this will be a tall order for him, but the Bulgarian holds a 12-4 career record and will be hoping to pull off a major upset to put himself on the global MMA map.

World Series Of Fighting 9, which will air on NBC Sports, is shaping up to a big night for the promotion with another high-profile former UFC middleweight, Rousimar Palhares, also set to make his debut in a main event title fight against current champion Steve Carl.