The UFC Signs Japanese Fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama

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By Garrett Bailey

The UFC is adding more and more Japanese fighters to their rosters it seems. Yoshihiro Akiyama is the latest to sign and he’s a top ten middle weight. No opponent has been named for Akiyama but a press conference will be coming soon.

Dana White had this to say about Akiyama as reported by UFC.com:

“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. “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 has wins over recently signed middleweight Denis Kang and Melvin Manhoef.

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