Yoshihiro Akiyama

  1. Siyar Bahadarzada in for Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Thiago Alves at UFC 149

    An injury has knocked Yoshihiro Akiyama out of his UFC 149 fight against Thiago Alves. Stepping in to take his place on the July card is Siyar Bahadarzada.

    May 9, 2012
  2. Thiago Alves vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama Booked for UFC 149 in Calgary

    Yoshihiro Akiyama gets another stiff test in his drop to the welterweight division with a July fight against Thiago Alves at UFC 149 in Calgary. Both fighters could be in must-win …

    April 11, 2012
  3. Fight Day: Yoshihiro Akiyama UFC 144 Pre-Fight Video Interview

    Yoshihiro Akiyama talks to HeavyMMA’s Megan Olivi in Japan about his UFC 144 fight against Jake Shields and what it will be like to finally fight for the UFC in his home country.

    February 22, 2012
  4. Exclusive UFC 144 Open Workout Photos

    Check out our open workout photo gallery, live from Japan, by our very own photographer James Law.

    February 22, 2012
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  5. Fight Day: Jake Shields UFC 144 Pre-Fight Video Interview

    Former Strikeforce middleweight champ Jake Shields gets HeavyMMA’s Megan Olivi caught up in Japan on his training before his UFC 144 bout against Yoshihiro Akiyama.

    February 22, 2012
  6. Jake Shields, Yoshihiro Akiyama Meet In Japan

    UFC officials announced on Monday that Jake Shields will meet Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 144 in Japan.

    November 14, 2011
  7. Yoshihiro Akiyama Dropping to Welterweight

    After going 1-3 in the UFC at middleweight, the Japanese stars is looking to start fresh in a new division.

    September 4, 2011
  8. Ortiz, Six Others Receive Medical Suspensions After UFC 133

    Seven fighters have been suspended due to medical reasons following UFC 133, including main event fighter Tito Ortiz.

    August 8, 2011
  9. 10 Things We Learned from UFC 133

    Taking our customary Monday morning look back over the main talking points from Saturday’s event in Philadelphia.

    August 8, 2011
  10. UFC 133: Evans Dismantles Ortiz, Belfort KO’s Akiyama

    Rashad Evans dispatched Tito Ortiz in the main event of UFC 133, securing a title shot in the process.

    August 6, 2011
  11. UFC 133: Live Photo Gallery

    We’ve got exclusive photos from UFC 133 in Philadelphia, updated minutes after the conclusion of each fight. Check it out inside.

    August 6, 2011
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  12. 5 Reasons UFC 133 is Worth the Money

    Need help deciding whether or not to purchase UFC 133 on pay-per-view? We’ve got you covered.

    August 6, 2011
  13. UFC 133: Weigh-In Photo Gallery

    We’ve got a complete gallery of exclusive photos from today’s UFC 133 weigh-ins.

    August 5, 2011
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  14. UFC 133 Preview & Predictions

    We give you our breakdown of every fight on tomorrow’s card from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

    August 5, 2011
  15. UFC 133 Press Conference Photo Gallery

    We’ve got an exclusive gallery of images from today’s UFC 133 press conference from Heavy photographer James Law. Check them out inside!

    August 4, 2011
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