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Yoshihiro Akiyama Defeats Amir Sadollah By Decision At UFC Fight Night 52

Yoshihiro Akiyama earned a solid decision victory over Amir Sadollah tonight at UFC Fight Night 52 to prove he’s still a force to be reckoned with at the age of 39, landing the harder shots over the course of three rounds and controlling the action on top when the fight hit the mat. Round One: high front kick from Sadollah to start. He pumps out a coupe of punches, then another...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52 Kountermove Preview & Freeroll

If this poster doesn’t get you excited for this event I really don’t know what to tell you. Whether you’re staying up extra late to watch the event, or waiting until Saturday morning to catch the violence, we’ve got your usual KM breakdown for this weekends event. This week it’s going to be a few fighters I like as well as a fight and fighter to stay away from. Before...
Via Fight Booth
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Yoshihiro Akiyama And Kiichi Kunimoto Profiled In New UFC Fight Night 52 Feature

Yoshihiro Akiyama and Kiichi Kunimoto are the subject of another UFC Fight Night 52 feature ahead of their fights at this weekend’s event in Japan. Akiyama will be stepping into the Octagon after over two years out against Amir Sadollah, while former skateboarder Kunimoto looks to go 3-0 in the UFC against Richard Walsh.
Via Fight Of The Night
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Siyar Bahadurzada replaces injured Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 149

An injured has forced Yoshihiro Akiyama out of his scheduled welterweight clash with Thiago Alves at UFC 149. UFC officials announced that Siyar Bahadurzada will step in to replace Akiyama on the July 21st card. Bahadurzada (21-4-1) is coming off an impressive promotional debut in which he needed just 42 seconds to knockout Paulo Thiago at UFC on FUEL TV 2. With the win Bahadurzada...
Via MMA Interplay
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Yoshihiro Akiyama Out of UFC 149, Thiago Alves Now Fights Siyar Bahadurzada

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. Bahadurzada made quite the splash in his big league debut at “UFC on FUEL TV 2″ by putting Paulo Thiago...
Via 5thRound.com
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Thiago Alves in the works for UFC 149

<img src="http://www.mmainterplay.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/thiago-alves.png" alt="thiago alves Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Thiago Alves in the works for UFC 149" title="Thiago "Pitbull" Alves" width="175" height="246" class="alignright size-full wp-image-55026" />A welterweight clash between Yoshihiro Akiyama...
Via MMA Interplay
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Yoshirio Akiyama vs Thiago Alves fight reportedly booked for July event, possibly UFC 149

Believe it or not, Yoshihiro Akiyama is still gainfully employed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Not only that, he’s reportedly got yet another fight lined up. According to MMAFighting.com, “Sexyama” has been paired up with Thiago Alves for a welterweight showdown sometime in July, likely at the UFC 149 event scheduled for July 21 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It...
Via cheap-heat
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Thiago Alves targeted for UFC 149 in Calgary

A welterweight bout between Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC) and Thiago Alves (19-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC) has been targeted for July’s UFC 149 event. Both fighters have agreed to the summer matchup, sources close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). MMAFighting.com initially reported the fight. UFC 149 takes place July 21 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta...
Via cheap-heat
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

UFC 144 breakdown: Akiyama vs. Shields

Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-4) vs. Jake Shields (26-6-1) This intriguing welterweight bout features two formidable talents on the biggest slumps of their respective careers. Akiyama, 36, a third-dan black belt in judo, is one of the top judokas to ever transition into mixed martial arts. The two-time South Korean gold medalist has dropped to welterweight as he tries to rebound from...
Via Fox Sports
February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Thin Akiyama photo: Japanese star finally where he belongs

No one questions Yoshihiro Akiyama's heart, just his smarts and dedication to his craft. With his drop to the welterweight division, the Japanese star may have turn the corner with the UFC. The promotion brought the Japanese fighter on board with hopes of developing a big star, but the fact that Akiyama was fighting out of his weight class crushed his chances. Between good striking...
Via Cage Writer
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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