The injury bug has bitten once again.
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 Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
No worries though because Siyar Bahadurzada has agreed to step up in for the injured Japanese star and take on “The Pitbull” in a fight that promises to be full of fireworks between the two stand-up specialists.
Siyar made his long-awaited UFC debut back on April 14, 2012 in impressive fashion, knocking out Paulo Thiago in the very first minute of the opening round at UFC on Fuel TV 2, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden, extending his win streak to seven.
Barely breaking a sweat against Thiago, “The Killer” was a prime candidate to step in against the American Top Te...