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

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

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

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

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