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Yoshihiro Akiyama Signs with the UFC


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The UFC today announced the signing of Japanese middleweight Yoshihiro Akiyama.

“I’m excited to bring Akiyama into the UFC and I can see him making an immediate impact in the middleweight division,” said UFC President Dana White to UFC.com. “Besides his great judo and submission game, he’s a finisher, and UFC fans are going to love watching him because he always shows up to fight.”

Akiyama (12-1 2NC) has not been defeated since his first-and-only career loss to Jerome LeBanner in 2005 and holds recent victories over Denis Kang, Katsuyori Shibata, and Masanori Tonooka.

According to the announcement, no opponent or date has been determined for Akiyama’s UFC debut.
http://mmafrenzy.com/9468/middleweig...-with-the-ufc/

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NO Mother****ing way! Oh my ******* god, I'm about to have a ******* panic attack. Jesus ******* christ. This is the biggest news I've ever heard.

I need to ******* sit down.
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That's right bitches.
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Who's Akiyammy?




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I have never even seen this guy fight.

if they do a UFC japan show they could put him on there

give him a scrub to build him up or something
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ARE YOU F****** KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!?!?

GREATEST. NEWS. EVER!!!!!

I'm so pumped for Sexyama to absolutely take over!
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NO Mother****ing way! Oh my ******* god, I'm about to have a ******* panic attack. Jesus ******* christ. This is the biggest news I've ever heard.

I need to ******* sit down.

This thread had Plazz written all over it. lol


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Cool, it would be sweet to see him fight Alan Belcher first so Belcher gets his ass kicked.

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This is such great news.

I really hope he does well... This does mean Akiyama without a Gi for as long as he's in the UFC though.

Fedor fights I want to see..

Fedor vs. Josh Barnett
Fedor vs. Randy Couture
Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia - DEMOLISHED
Fedor vs. Andrei Arlovski - DEMOLISHED

hmmmmm, i wonder how many become reality..

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Yeah... I don't remember that ever happening. I don't even think Yoshi has ever faced a French dude. I think plazz can back me up on this one.
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