33 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 4, 2017 10:28 am

VIDEO | Here’s what happens when a 260-pound pro boxer fights a judo blackbelt

Today, when any respectable mixed martial artist continuously sharpens their skills in many different disciplines, the classic, style vs. style matchups that dominated the halcyon days of the sport have become almost nonexistent. While the early days of MMA were highlighted by fights between boxers and wrestlers, jiu jitsu fighters and kickboxers, et cetera, today’s fighters...

Apr 11, 2017 6:07 pm

Results released for best fight in UFC history voted by ESPN fans

If you had to decide, which single bout would you vote on as the best fight in UFC history? Fans recently voted in a March Madness style voting bracket from ESPN where 16 fights were initially presented and the fans picked what they thought were the best fights in UFC history from their matchups. The...

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 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 24, 2014 12:06 pm

3 Broken Noses At Fight Night 52?

Last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 52 event may have resulted in several nose fractures. UFC Fight Night 52 took place in Japan, last Friday from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. According to a report from MixedMartialArts.com, up to three UFC fighters are being sidelined for potential fractures to their nose. Here’s the full...

Sep 19, 2014 9:30 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Live Results Thread

Tonight on UFC Fight pass, the UFC returns to action with a fantastic fight card in Japan. ‘UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson’ takes place from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Here are the live results: MAIN CARD: (UFC Fight Pass, 3 a.m. ET) Mark Hunt def. Roy Nelson by way of...

Sep 19, 2014 12:40 am

‘UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Weigh-In Results

Today from The Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, the UFC Fight Night 52 fighters hit the scales to make their bouts official. All fighters made weight. Here’s the results: MAIN CARD: (UFC Fight Pass, 3 a.m. ET) Mark Hunt (264) vs. Roy Nelson (260) Takanori Gomi (155) vs. Myles Jury (156) Yoshihiro Akiyama (170)...

Sep 15, 2014 8:00 am

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson Lineup Finalized With 12 Bouts

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson takes place this upcoming Saturday, September 20th live from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The event is headlined by heavy handed heavyweights Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. This event is streamed exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, and has a 12:30 A.M. ET start time in the US....

Jul 30, 2014 10:43 am

Vitor: ‘I’m Like An Animal, Fighting In Another Dimension’

“I’m like an animal. TRT doesn’t give you spinning kicks, uppercuts. You can put TRT in your body. Look all those guys that were on TRT, they didn’t have good performances. Why? That’s the question.” “I‘m fighting in another dimension. It’s not personal. It’s personal in the Octagon, but I just have to be better,...

Jul 28, 2014 3:23 pm

Urijah Faber Set To Face Masenori Kanehara At FN 52 In Japan

Urijah Faber will be fighting on the UFC Fight Night 52 card in Japan at the Saitama Super Arena, but not against Kid Yamamoto as was initially expected. Instead Faber will welcome Masenori Kanehara to the UFC Octagon. The bout may come as a surprise to fight fans, seeing as how Faber is ranked #2...

Jul 21, 2014 8:05 am

Lim vs. Sato Set For UFC Fight Night 52 In Japan

Hyun Gyu Lim and Takenori Sato is tentatively set for UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan, however the UFC officials have yet to make a formal announcement on the bout. Lim is 2-1 in his UFC career, and is coming off a disappointing decision loss to Tarec Saffiedine back in January. Prior to that Lim...

Jun 27, 2014 6:37 am

The UFC Adds Three Big Names To UFN: Hunt vs. Nelson

The UFC will return to Japan in September for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson event. It appears that the UFC is planning on giving the Japanese fans a huge night of fights featuring plenty of fan favorites and local talent. It’s safe to say that Mark Hunt is one of those favorites. As for...