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.


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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 territory in the UFC – “Sexyama” has lost four straight, and Alves has dropped two in a row and four of six.

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With back-to-back shows from the UFC and Strikeforce in the books after the weekend, HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley looks back at both in the Monday Water Cooler.

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Down on the scorecards going into the third round, and about to drop the last round, as well, Martin Kampmann pulled off a miracle guillotine to beat Thiago Alves in the main event at UFC on FX in Sydney.

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You can watch the UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann post-fight press conference through a live streaming player here at HeavyMMA at the conclusion of tonight’s card in Australia.

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Get round-by-round and fight-by-fight coverage of tonight’s UFC on FX card at HeavyMMA, including the flyweight tournament semifinals, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern.

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All 22 fighters on Friday’s UFC on FX card in Sydney, Australia, successfully made weight for their bouts on Thursday, including main event welterweights Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann.

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The weigh-ins for Friday’s UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann card in Sydney, Australia, stream live Thursday at HeavyMMA at 10 p.m. Eastern.

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Hear what the fighters on Friday’s UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann card are saying about their fights before they step on the scale tonight in Sydney, Australia.

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With his weight-cutting struggles behind him thanks to the help of Mike Dolce, former top welterweight contender Thiago Alves says he is happy, rejuvenated and ready for Martin Kampmann in the Friday main event of UFC on FX in Sydney.

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After a pair of close decision losses to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez, Martin Kampmann got back on track against Rick Story in November. Now he wants to finish Thiago Alves at UFC on FX in Sydney.

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HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley talks with Mike Dolce about the path that led him to prominence as MMA’s most famous diet and nutrition coach in Part I of The Fighting Life.

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The UFC will return to Sydney, Australia, site of UFC 110 and UFC 127, for its second card on the FX cable channel.

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UFC welterweights Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves will look to get back into title contention when they face off March 3.

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UFC 138, which featured a middleweight bout between Chris Leben and Mark Munoz, drew 1.8 million viewers on Spike TV last Saturday night.

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What’s next for Mark Munoz, Renan Barao and a host of other UFC 138 winners? Let’s take a look.

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