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Yoshihiro Akiyama: What Lies Ahead?

Written on August 10, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Following his UFC 133 loss, Yoshihiro Akiyama's future in the Octagon is currently uncertain.

Since joining the UFC in 2009, Yoshihiro Akiyama has suffered three losses and gained just one victory. Last Saturday, Sexyama was TKO’d by Vitor Belfort — giving him his third consecutive loss. That said, UFC President – Dana White – admitted that he’s not sure on what lies ahead for the Japanese fighter. However, his loss is definitely a wake-up call.

For now, only uncertainty surrounds Yoshihiro Akiyama. Still, all questions must be answered since a three-fight losing streak can put him to the chopping board.

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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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