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Yoshihiro Akiyama should get Wanderlei Silva fight

There’s no question that “Sexyama” Yoshihiro Akiyama looked great in his fight against Amir Sadollah this weekend at UFC Fight Night 52 at the Super Saitama Arena in Japan – the first time the Japanese star won in the famed venue that held some of the greatest events in mixed martial arts history. 414 more words


Despite five years without a victory, Yoshihiro Akiyama never considered retirement

SAITAMA, Japan – Prior to Saturday night, Yoshihiro Akiyama hadn’t tasted in victory in five years, two months and nine days. Yet at 39 years old, “Sexyama” insists he never once considered walking away from the sport. 305 more words


UFC Fight Night 52 results: Yoshihiro Akiyama tops Amir Sadollah for first win since 2009

SAITAMA, Japan – Fighting for the first time in the UFC at welterweight, 39-year-old Yoshihiro Akiyama (14-5 MMA, 2-4 UFC) returned from a layoff of more than two years and put a beating on replacement Amir Sadollah (6-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC). 366 more words


UFC Fight Night 52 preview and predictions

The UFC makes its seventh stop in six weeks, and it will be late at night for Americans, at least. That’s because Fight Night 52 takes place in Saitama, Japan. 2,237 more words

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson Predictions

On September 20th, two heavy handed heavyweights will collide at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Implications are high, as the winner will undoubtedly be in the mix, in what is seemingly a shallow heavyweight title picture. 1,524 more words


UFC Fight Night 52 Predictions - Will Hunt Topple Nelson in Japan?

Another weekend, another UFC Fight Night card exclusively on Fight Pass! Most Fight Pass cards are built more for the local audience, since the prelims have a lot of regional fighters, and the start time is suited for those in attendance, and this card in Japan is probably the best example of that. 2,242 more words


UFC Fight Night 52 staff picks: Mark Hunt or Roy Nelson? We're split

Although the MMAjunkie staff picks are unanimous for much of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 52 card, the headliner has our writers and radio hosts split. 376 more words