The UFC Signs Japanese Fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama


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

“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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