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The Count Wins Over Sexyama

Written on October 18, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Though Yoshihiro Akiyama showcased how strong he was as a fighter, Michael Bisping was able to outperform him at UFC 120. And with Bisping's faith with his training and skills, he made England proud.

The hopes of the entire England rested on Michael “The Count” Bisping, as he faces Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama at UFC 120 last Saturday. Good thing, Bisping did not disappoint the people in his home turf, as 16-0 now anchors his resume.

During the first round, Akiyama seems eager to end the bout. He landed Michael Bisping with a dynamite right hand, and continued to pop his opponent with left hooks and stiff jab. And though Bisping scored a take-down with Yoshihiro Akiyama, the Japanese fighter was able to get back to his feet. Following an exchange of low blows, The Count started to press the action as he delivered a flying knee to end the round.

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New Time Slot for UFC 120 on SpikeTV

Written on October 14, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Before you miss the fun, the UFC 120 will no longer air at 9:00 pm. Tune in on SpikeTV at 8:00 pm ET on Saturday, so you can get the scoop to the upcoming hard-hitting event.

UFC and SpikeTV issued a programming alert today with regards to the upcoming UFC 120 telecast. The UFC 120: Bisping vs Akiyama will air in tape-delay at 8:00 pm ET on SpikeTV, and no longer at 9:00 pm as previously listed. The event will feature a hard-hitting middleweight battle between Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama, plus Dan Hardy will fight his way back to the 170-pond title shot against Carlos Condit. Another exciting fight between John Hathaway and Mike Pyle has also been made official for the bout.

The complete UFC 120 line up is posted after the jump.

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On Jackson’s Training Ground: Akiyama Preps Up for UFC 120

Written on August 29, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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Standing from the cageside, ready to ascend to the cage himself, Yoshihiro Akiyama watched as spirited fighter sparred at Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts yesterday morning.

Coming from across the Pacific, the Japanese fighter had been ready for enlistment in the ever-extending list of trainees in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He officially joined the Jackson Camp in line with his preparation for the face-to-face encounter with Michael Bisping at the UFC 120 on October 16 in London.

Jackson’s general manager Ricky Kottenstette confirmed, “I was contacted by one of his representatives, and he said that (Akiyama) was looking to join a team. I went ahead and set it up, and he’s looking forward to working with (standup coach) Mr. (Mike) Winkeljohn and Greg for this camp.”

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