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Siyar Bahadurzada replaces Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 149, meets Thiago Alves

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July's UFC 149 event has a fairly significant change: Siyar Bahadurzada (21-4-1 MMA, 1-0 SF) has replaced injured Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC) and now meets Thiago Alves (19-9 MMA, 11-6 UFC).

Officials from the UFC's Brazilian office today announced the change.

UFC 149 takes place July 21 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo headlines in a five-round title fight with challenger Erik Koch.

UFC 149's main card, including Bahadurzada vs. Alves, airs on pay-per-view. FX and Facebook are expected to carry the prelims.

The nature of Akiyama's injury wasn't disclosed.

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Post #2   5/8/12 6:28:50PM   

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this is absolutely baller

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Post #3   5/8/12 6:31:05PM   

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holy schnikes

Post #4   5/8/12 6:33:27PM   

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Gonna be sick! I think Thiago can handle him though

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My thoughts exactly!!!!

Calling this a slug fest is an understatement.

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This is 100 times better than the Akiyama match up.

War Siyar!

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Posted by Budgellism

War Siyar!



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what an awesome fight

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Should be really interesting...I like the matchup--I mean at least Yoshihiro isn't being served up as fodder for the moment.

Siyar has some big holes in his ground game though, so I wouldn't be shocked if this one goes to the ground early.

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Hopefully Akiyama will get a mid level fighter at ww now! Che Mills would be a sweet fight.

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I picked against Siyar when I know I shouldn't have and I am thinking Alves wins the striking war. But I wouldn't be surprised if Siyar went in with a wrestling mind set and tried to beat Thiago that way. Not saying he will and that he would be successful if he did.

But back to my main point I am gonna have to pick Siyar after I picked against him last time.

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Siyar can't outwrestle Alves.....av bet?

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Please don't let either of these guys get injured.

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Siyar is one of my favorites. Love this fight. The universe just helped Joe Silva do his job something fierce.

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