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.
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.
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.
Check out our open workout photo gallery, live from Japan, by our very own photographer James Law.
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.
UFC officials announced on Monday that Jake Shields will meet Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 144 in Japan.
After going 1-3 in the UFC at middleweight, the Japanese stars is looking to start fresh in a new division.
Seven fighters have been suspended due to medical reasons following UFC 133, including main event fighter Tito Ortiz.
Taking our customary Monday morning look back over the main talking points from Saturday’s event in Philadelphia.
Rashad Evans dispatched Tito Ortiz in the main event of UFC 133, securing a title shot in the process.
We’ve got exclusive photos from UFC 133 in Philadelphia, updated minutes after the conclusion of each fight. Check it out inside.