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Benson Henderson vs. Thiago Alves headlines UFC Fight Night 79 in South Korea

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


Yoshihiro Akiyama steals show as 'Road to UFC: Japan' debuts on UFC Fight Pass

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


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