92 Search Results for akiyama

Oct 16, 2016 5:43 pm

On This Day in MMA History: Michael Bisping Defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama In Back-and-Forth War

Earlier this year, in the main event of UFC 199, Michael Bisping shocked the world by scoring a beautiful, first-round knockout over middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. Earlier this month, the Brit defended the middleweight title he stole from Rockhold with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over a former foil in Dan Henderson. Unexpected as it is,...

Feb 8, 2016 1:48 pm

WATCH! Michael Bisping goes to war with Yoshihiro Akiyama

The UFC has gifted fans with a free fight video ahead of UFC Fight Night 84 that will feature the always game Michael Bisping welcome back former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to the Octagon. Check out Bisping who battled Yoshihiro Akiyama in the main event of UFC 120 all the way back in 2010....

Nov 28, 2015 5:58 am

Alberto Mina defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama via controversial split-decision

The second bout of the UFC Fight Night 79 main card featured a welterweight tilt between Yoshihiro Akiyama (14-6 MMA) and Alberto Mina (12-0 MMA). The bell sounded and both men rushed forward to get things started in round 1. Akiyama and Mina traded some devastating leg kicks in the opening round, but it was...


Jul 12, 2014 3:24 pm

Akiyama Expected To Return Against Noke In Japan

Japanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama is expected to make his highly anticipated return to action when the UFC touches down in Japan this September. While not yet official, Akiyama is in talks with the UFC to face off with Kyle Noke. Headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson, the UFC’s Fight Night...

Jul 7, 2014 3:26 pm

Camozzi Apologizes To Fans, Calls Out Akiyama

Chris Camozzi dropped a decision loss to Bruno Santos this past Saturday at the UFC 175 prelims. Camozzi was outwrestled by Santos, who repeatedly took Camozzi down and won the fight by ‘laying and praying’. Camozzi apologized to the fans after the fight in an interview with MMAJunkie saying: “I feel like the fans got...

Oct 5, 2013 12:18 pm

Free Fight Video: Jake Shields vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama

Top Japanese fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama levels the playing field by dropping to welterweight to take on Jake Shields, one of the sport’s best ground fighters and a top contender in the division.

Apr 17, 2013 11:29 am

Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Manager Jailed For Allegedly Stealing $140K From Him

  Fan favorite Yoshihiro Akiyama is back in the limelight but this time, it’s not for his fighting career. Instead Akiyama makes headlines today for being the alleged victim of an embezzlement scandal five years ago that saw his now-former manager steal approximately $140,000 from Akiyama. Sawayama Tarou is in custody for taking advantage of...

May 8, 2012 7:33 pm

Akiyama injured, Alves draws Siyar Bahadurzada

The UFC officially announced the fight card for its 149 event earlier this week and already slots are changing due to injury. Just as the fighter changing carousel makes another round, the injury bug has bit cage veteran Yoshihiro Akiyama. Akiyama is new to the welterweight division and will have to wait for another fight...

Apr 10, 2012 2:07 pm

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

By Ryan Busuttil: UFC 149 just got a whole lot sexier! In the midst of a 4 fight losing streak, Yoshihiro Akiyama will continue to fight in the Welterweight division as he takes on Thiago Alves at the summer event. MMAFighting.com initially reported the fight earlier today, stating that both fighters have agreed to the...

Feb 23, 2012 1:19 pm

Shields On Akiyama | He’ll Cheat Any Opportunity He Gets

“They do have submissions in judo. You can’t get too cocky and be like, ‘Oh, I can leave things out there.’ I think my submissions are certainly better than his, but he is a guy good enough that if you’re stupid and make a mistake, he can catch you… He is a guy that has...

Feb 23, 2012 8:13 am

UFC 144 Staredown Pics | Edgar vs. "Bendo", Rampage vs. Bader, Akiyama vs. Shields

UFC 144 is set to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As of current date, the event is expected to be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson. The event marks the UFC’s first ever return to Japan since UFC...

Feb 20, 2012 10:08 am

Jake Shields Wants To Put A Beating On Akiyama This Weekend At UFC 144

UFC welterweight Jake Shields is set to welcome Yoshihiro Akiyama this weekend at UFC 144. In this video entry Shields tells the UFC producers that he is ready to disappoint the Japanese crowd and beat Akiyama. Read More: Jake Shields (News), Yoshihiro Akiyama (News), UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson

Nov 18, 2011 3:00 am

UFC NEWS – Shields vs. Akiyama Confirmed For Co-Main Event At UFC 144 In Japan

We reported earlier in the week that Jake Shields would be welcoming Yoshihiro Akiyama to the welterweight division in Japan, however at the time of our initial report, we did not know the bouts placement on the card. Late last night, BJPENN.COM received an email from the Shields camp with confirmation that Shields vs. Akiyama...

Nov 14, 2011 10:46 am

UFC NEWS – Shields Set To Face Welterweight Newcomer Akiyama In Japan

A welterweight clash of epic proportions has just been confirmed by UFC officials to be going down in Japan in 2012 when Jake Shields returns to action to welcome Yoshihiro Akiyama to the UFC’s welterweight division. “UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Sep 5, 2011 2:39 pm

Yoshihiro Akiyama Dropping To 170lbs, Wants To Train With Georges St. Pierre

In a move that’s been talked about for quite sometime, Yoshihiro Akiyama is now set to make the move down to welterweight. The news comes via MMAFighting.com. Akiyama last fought at UFC 133 where he was knocked out by Vitor Belfort in the first round. The loss was the third straight for the Japanese fighter,...

Oct 7, 2016 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Michael Bisping shuts down heckler at UFC 204 weigh-in

At the UFC 204 weigh-in Friday afternoon, Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson hit the scales ahead of their scheduled fight on Saturday night. While the staredown was certainly an intense one, with quite a bit of trash being talking by the middleweight champ, arguably the most intense moment of the event came when ‘The Count’...

Jul 4, 2016 1:34 pm

UFC welterweight: ‘Fighting has never paid enough’

Fighter pay is always an interesting topic that brings debate from all angles. Recently, undefeated UFC welterweight Alberto Mina commented on his UFC pay and interestingly looks at his compensation with the UFC in a way that you typically don’t hear from many fighters. “Fighting for me is above and beyond just money,” Mina told...

Nov 28, 2015 5:08 am

UFC Fight Night 79 Live Results

UFC Fight Night 79 is taking place from inside Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea. The event is headlined by a welterweight fight featuring former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson taking on the always dangerous Jorge Masvidal. Get the latest UFN 79 results below: Ben Henderson vs. Jorge Masvidal — Benson Henderson def. Jorge...

Nov 26, 2015 12:21 pm

WATCH! Sexyama doesn’t know why he is so sexy

Check out the top five media highlights ahead of UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, South Korea. Alberto Mina, Dominic Waters, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Jorge Masvidal and Benson Henderson answer questions from the media before the fights take place on Nov. 28. Akiyama talks about his “Sexyama” nickname while Henderson talks about the historic UFC fights...

Nov 26, 2015 10:16 am

WATCH! UFC Fight Night 79 open workouts

Check out Benson Henderson, Jorge Masvidal, and Dong Hyun Kim in their open workouts in Seoul, Korea as they prepare for UFC Fight Night 79, which takes places on Nov. 28. The entire card will air on UFC Fight Pass with the main card airing at 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT and the...

Nov 23, 2015 12:58 pm

UFC Fight Night 79 lineup finalized with 13 fights

UFC Fight Night 78 may be in the books, but there’s another event just around the corner! The premier fight company travels to South Korea this weekend for UFC Fight Night 79 with a kickoff time of 5:00 AM ET. For those of you who are planning to sleep in on your Saturday, you’ll want...

Nov 10, 2015 9:18 am

Rothwell ‘denied’ opportunity to fill in for Cro Cop

It looks like Ben Rothwell’s wishes are continuing to just go up in smoke. Rothwell revealed on Twitter that he was denied the spot from the UFC to fill in for Mirko Filipovic after Filipovic announced he had to pull out of UFC Fight Night 79. Filipovic was set to fight against Anthony Hamilton, but...

Oct 31, 2015 8:02 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Alves’ fight card finalized

November 28th the UFC heads to Seoul, South Korea for UFC Fight Night 79. The UFC Fight Pass event will be headlined by a welterweight bout between ‘Smooth’ Benson Henderson and Thiago ‘The Pitbull’ Alves. According to MMAJunkie the preliminary card will begin at 1:45 a.m. PST, with the main card starting at 5 a.m....

Sep 16, 2015 12:05 am

WTF! Shaq And UFC’s ‘Sexyama’ Go Back To High School

Full disclosure, I have no idea what’s going on in this video, at all. What I do know is that it features NBA great and a giant of a man, Shaquille O’Neal and UFC fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama, aka ‘Sexyama.’ They are in a classroom, wearing school uniforms, sitting next to each other, surrounded by a...