Judging by Akiyama's showing in the UFC so far, he is not going to be able to handle the striking of Belfort. He hits too hard and too fast...
On the other hand, we really haven't seen much of Belfort for a while. He was waiting for the Silva fight for a long time, and then we didn't see very much from him in that fight either due to the death kick.
If the Belfort that fought Franklin shows up, Akiyama is getting KO'd.