“I don’t like to let one fighter start from 2ND round as a recommended fighter. As far as Uno, his achievement in the lightweight class is remarkable and has been fighting in MMA for long time. I think Uno should be OK to fight from the 2nd round. Akiyama won’t get the same as Uno, based on his experience and achievements.”
In other words: Uno never greased himself and almost killed Sakuraba.
Gotta say, Akiyama is sort of getting the Mezger treatment here.