UFC President Dana White Announces Belfort vs. Akiyama at UFC 133 in Philadelphia

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FastKnockout
4/21/11 5:33:56PM
UFC president Dana White on Thursday announced that Vitor Belfort will next face Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 133 on Aug. 6 in Philadelphia.

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FastKnockout
4/21/11 5:35:28PM
R.I.P Sexyama.

Seriously though, what does the UFC have against Akiyama?

EDIT: I feel sorry for Belfort, too. He really wanted a spot on the Rio card.
Budgellism
4/21/11 5:43:17PM
Akiyama is going to get worked again.
Chael_Sonnen
4/21/11 6:05:55PM
Sexy by TKO - - rd 2.
FastKnockout
4/21/11 6:31:41PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Sexy by TKO - - rd 2.



Bold statement, my friend.
Playground_Samurai
4/21/11 7:00:21PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Sexy by TKO - - rd 2.



Bold statement, my friend.



I'm also leaning towards Akiyama. Not sure yet, but it's definately not as one sided as you're trying to make it sound.
mattjonesy
4/21/11 7:34:41PM
I think its pretty one sided, Akiyama likes to stand and trade so I can see Belfort putting his lights out pretty quickly.
Dtime_NBT
4/21/11 7:43:14PM
I was really hoping Belfort would get Bisping but I like his chances even more against Akiyama.
sbulldavid
4/21/11 8:07:25PM
If Akiyama knows what's good for him, he'll throw Vitor around for three rounds,otherwise it's going to be a short night for him.
Bloodhound
4/21/11 8:08:01PM
why is this not on the rio card?
prozacnation1978
4/21/11 8:24:47PM
I don't see why wandy silva couldn't face akiyama
And leban vs belfort

This will be co main evEnt
But belfort will ko him
FastKnockout
4/21/11 8:50:03PM

Posted by gspfan


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Sexy by TKO - - rd 2.



Bold statement, my friend.



I'm also leaning towards Akiyama. Not sure yet, but it's definately not as one sided as you're trying to make it sound.



I'm not saying picking Akiyama over Belfort is bold. I just highly doubt Akiyama could finish him.
UFC_Fanatic
4/21/11 9:02:18PM
Belfort wins this fight by KO IMO. Akiyama is such and exciting fighter with a fan-friendly style, and that is what is probably going to end his night for him. He is heavy handed himself, and he has a great chin, but it is one thing for his chin to hold up to power punches from Leben, but it is a whole other thing altogether taking punishment from someone who has the hand speed of Belfort combined with being extremely heavy handed. Don't get me wrong, Leben has dynamite in his hands, but Belforts hand's are loaded with H-bombs. We're talking about a guy who used to fight at Heavyweight and was KOing people there in the early goings of his career, and now he is fighting at MW. That is a very powerful dude for a 185er. If Akiyama doesn't play it smart and try to use his hands only to get inside and clinch Belfort then use his judo to toss Belfort around, then it is likely going to be a relatively short night, followed by a hazey recollection of the weeks preceding the fight for Akiyama.
Twenty20Dollars
4/21/11 11:06:19PM
Prolly the end for Sexiyama here. Dont see him beating Belfort, since he doesnt move away very good.
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