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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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UFC 133 Results: White Talks About Evans’ Performance, Hallman’s Trunks

Written on August 08, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Dana White disclosed all his thoughts with regards to the UFC 133 results -- Evans' performance and Hallman's disgusting short-shorts.

Just after the UFC 133 event last Saturday, UFC President – Dana White – had an interview with Karyn Bryant from MMA Heat – in which he clearly commented on some vital aspects of the show. One of which is the impressive bout performance of Rashad Evans over Tito Ortiz.

White agreed that Evans was awesome that night. “Jon Jones tweeted ‘Same old, same old’ – I don’t know what he was seeing. Same old, same old would be if Rashad came in, double leg, lay on the guy for three rounds, and won a decision,” the President stated in his interview. “That was far from the ‘same old, same old’. I’m a huge believer of ring-rust, but that might have blew my whole theory on ring-rust.”

Meanwhile, aside from praising Rashad Evans, White also commented on the trunks which Dennis Hallman wore during his fight against Brian Ebersole last Saturday. He said it was disgusting and even announced that he is serious about banning that kind of bikini bottom from the competition – not because it was too short or revealing – but because it is not appropriate to wear for a combative sport such as MMA.

See Dana White’s complete interview after the cut.

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UFC 133: Evans vs Davis Fight Card, All Set

Written on July 11, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With a middleweight duel pitting Rafael Natal and Constantinos Philippou now official, the lineup for UFC 133: Evans vs Davis is now all set.

UFC 133: Evans vs Davis’ fight card is now complete, as the promotion officially included a middleweight scrap between Rafael ‘Sapo’ Natal and Constantinos Philippou last Saturday. The upcoming tournament will feature a pivotal light heavyweight match between former champion, Rashad Evans, and rising star, Phil Davis. The main, which will air via pay-per-view, will also headline the return of Vitor Belfort in the Octagon against Yoshihiro Akiyama.

UFC 133: Evans vs Davis will go down on August 6 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. See the complete lineup after the break.

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Jon Jones Speaks of His Game Plan Against Shogun Rua

Written on March 19, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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For the 23-year-old Jones, UFC 128 marks the beginning of his future.

This Saturday, we’ll be witnessing a great fight featuring tow great light heavyweights in the history of MMA. Jon “Bones” Jones and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Jon Jones is seen as a phenomena in the light heavyweight division of UFC. Some predicted that he might be the future of the sport. And the fighter believes that the future happens now. Video after the skip.

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UFC Big Boss Breaks Down UFC 128

Written on March 18, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Witness the action between the two best heavyweights in town this Saturday.

Are you ready for UFC 128?

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s big boss breaks down the UFc 128 main event which features champ, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and challenger Jon Jones. Video after the skip.

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UFC 128 Video: Urijah Faber Aims For the Title

Written on March 16, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Urijah Faber's goal for this Saturday's UFC 128 event is simple: Go for the title, bring home the belt.

Urijah Faber joins the fight card of UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones on Saturday to face Eddie Wineland. UFC 128 will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

UFC 128 marks the debut of Faber carrying the UFC flag. The WEC bantamweight scored numerous victories at his previous MMA organization. If he won this tournament, he’s likely to land in a position to challenge UFC’s bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz. The fight would be a rematch since Faber and Cruz once faced each other a a featherweight bout in WEC. View the interview video after the cut.

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UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones Calendar of Activities [UPDATED]

Written on March 16, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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UFC 128 events goes open to all the fans waiting for this Saturday's event.

This Saturday will showcase the UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones fight at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. To entice the fans who’ll be joining the face-off of both fighters, UFC prepared numerous events open for public viewing.

The list of UFC 128 events for the fans are posted after the jump.

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Brendan Schaub to Cro Cop: Prepare for the Toughest Fight of Your Life

Written on March 14, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Brendan Schaub will give Cro Cop the fight he'll remember forever.

It has been five months since Brendan Schaub last entered the Octagon, and now that he’s coming back to enter a new battle. This time, he’ll make sure it will leave a mark in the history of MMA. Schaub is stepping inside the arena this coming Saturday at UFC 128 in Newark new Jersey.

Schaub will be facing the legendary Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic at the Prudential Center. Schaub admitted that he is a longtime fan of Cro Cop and he is also amazed of his fighting style. He’ll make sure he gives Cro Cop the toughest fight of his life.

Watch his interview after the cut.

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Akiyama Steps Out of UFC 128 Card due to Japan Earthquake

Written on March 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Due to unprecedented events in Japan last week, Yoshihiro Akiyama drops off from the UFC 128 card.

After an 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan last week, Yoshihiro Akiyama was forced to drop off from the upcoming UFC 128 card. He was slated to face Nate Marquardt on March 19, at UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones event. But due to a cataclysmic event in his native Japan, Sexyama was forced to withdraw from the fight.

Dan Miller was tapped to replace him, and face Nate Marquardt. Dan Miller’s original opponent, NIck Catone, will now face Costantinos Philippou on a catch-weight undercard fight at 195 pounds.

UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones will kick off on March 19, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and will air live on pay-per-view.

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Two More UFC 128 Bouts to Stream on Facebook

Written on March 10, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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UFC and Facebook are full force for UFC 128.

The friendship between Facebook and UFC continues as the MMA organization streams two more bouts on the social media.

UFC will return on the octagon this weekend for UFC 128 in New Jersey. Two of the preliminary fights will stream on Facebook on Saturday at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The bouts feature New Jersey native Ricardo Almeida and Xtreme Couture fighter Mike Pyle in a welterweight battle. Plus, NJ’s Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau in a lightweight fight.

To be able to watch the fights, all you have to do is “Like” UFC’s page and click on the video link. Right after the prelims, the show will shift to Spike TV at 9pm ET/6pm PT for two more fights. The prelims which will be aired on Spike will include Eliot Marshall vs. Luis Cane and Edson Barboza Jr. vs. Anthony Njokuani.

The main card pay-per-view will kick-off at 10pm ET/7pm PT from New Jersey.

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