Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-1) spilled the beans at a press conference Tuesday in Japan. He will be fighting Wanderlei “The Axe Murder” Silva (32-10-1) in February, possibly in the main event at UFC 111 in Sydney, Australia.
Akiyama aka “Sexyama” made his UFC debut at UFC 100, winning a controversial split decision against Alan Belcher. The fight earned him a 100k “Fight of the Night” bonus for his performance.
Fan favorite Wanderlei Silva will look to get back on track after going 1-6 in his last seven fights.
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