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Bad news for fans of “Sexyama” as the UFC confirmed today that Yoshihiro Akiyama had to pull out of the upcoming UFC 149 in Calgary with an injury. Siyar Bahadurzad will step in for Akiyama against Thiago “Pitbull” Alves.
The former welterweight title challenger Alves is coming off a dramatic submission loss to Martin Kampmann at UFC on FX 2. Bahadurzad made waves in his UFC debut in knocking out Paulo Thiago in just 42 seconds at UFC on Fuel 2.
The nature of Akiyama’s injury has yet to be disclosed, more details as they become available.
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On Tuesday afternoon, the UFC’s Brazilian Twitter account announced an undisclosed injury has forced Yoshihiro Akiyama out of his UFC 149 shootout against Thiago Alves (Pictured). Now worries, because slugger Siyar Bahadurzada has agreed to serve as substitute on July 21st.
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This time, it’s UFC 149 that was delivered a blow as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) officials reported today (May, 8, 2012) that Yoshihiro Akiyama has suffered an undisclosed injury and will be forced to bow out of his Welterweight fight against the hard-hitting Thiago Alves, which was set to go down on July 21, 2012, at the Scotibank...
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