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The top of the lineup has been formed for the UFC’s first visit to South Korea this fall.
Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC), who is of Korean heritage, will headline UFC Fight Night 79 against former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves (21-10 MMA, 13-7 UFC). 269 more words
The UFC’s Japanese version of “The Ultimate Fighter,” featuring eight Japanese featherweights fighting for a UFC contract, debuts today on UFC Fight Pass, and “Sexyama” makes an immediate impact. 308 more words
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
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
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