MMA Wanderlei Silva vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama possible for UFC 108

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  1. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Wanderlei-Silva-vs-Yoshihiro-Akiyama-possible-for-UFC-108.html


    Former Pride superstar Wanderlei Silva is in early discussions to make his middleweight debut against decorated Judoka, Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 108 in Jan. News of the bout was first reported in a post from Luke Thomas of MMANation on Twitter.

    Even though the bout is far from official and is in the early stages of discussions, the possibility of the bout has peaked fans interest. If booked, the Silva vs. Akiyama bout has the potential to be an exciting back and forth battle as both men often bring an aggressive and crowd-pleasing style.

    Silva was expected to return to the Octagon against Michael Bisping at UFC 105 on Nov.15, however, the former Pride middleweight champion opted to undergo facial plastic surgery, which sidelined him the rest of the year. Silva later commented that the facial surgery was to help him breathe easier.

    Silva (32-10-1) has lost his last two bouts against the likes of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and, most recently, Rich Franklin, at UFC 99 in June. Prior to those losses, he defeated Keith Jardine at UFC 84 last May. Silva has put together a dismal 2-5 UFC record as he has suffered other Octagon losses against notables such as Tito Ortiz, Vitor Belfort and Chuck Liddell.

    Back in March, when Akiyama first signed with the UFC, he was asked by Nikkansports who he would like to fight in the UFC. Akiyama answered, saying that he wanted to fight Wanderlei Silva.

    The longtime Pride veteran has been competing professionally for nearly 13 years, scoring notable wins over the likes of Dan Henderson, Kazushi Sakuraba, Ricardo Arona and Quinton Jackson (x2). He has finished 26 of his 32 career wins, including 23 coming by TKO or KO.

    Akiyama (13-1) is unbeaten in his last 13 bouts and he most recently defeated Alan Belcher in his UFC debut in July at UFC 100. Belcher and Akiyama earned "Fight of the Night" honors for their performance at the event. Akiyama has not been defeated since suffering his only career loss against Jerome LeBanner in March 2005.

    The K-1 Hero and DREAM veteran sports a near perfect MMA record of 13-1, with all but one of his 13 career wins being finishes. He holds notable wins over the likes of Melvin Manhoef and Denis Kang.

    UFC 108 is expected to take place on Jan. 2, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, and will be headlined by a UFC middleweight title bout between longtime champ Anderson Silva and challenger <A href="http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-fighter/Vitor-Belfort.html">Vitor Belfort
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  2. wallydog11

    wallydog11 New Member

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    Very good potential for FOTN :x:
     
  3. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Holy shit halfway through that artical I realized I was reading it hearing Mike Goldberg speak :rofl:wtf.

    seriously sounds like what Mike Goldberg reads every card.
     
  4. wallydog11

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    I think Sexyama will take it, hopefully not by KO:wtc:

    He's got a fucking chin and working with Xtreme Couture
     
  5. alkalinesolo

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    Wandy by rapeage.
     
  6. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    didn't akiyama get mauled by that piece of siht misaki?
     
  7. alkalinesolo

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    No contest :hsugh:
     
  8. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    oh yeah, well fuck misaki anyway.
     
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    Belcher got robbed :mad:
     
  10. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    negatory
     
  11. wallydog11

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    nah, it could of went either way though
     
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    I hate judo players fighting players who have good knees, really fucks up our clinch game :(
     
  13. yawgmoth

    yawgmoth nine > ten OT Supporter

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    :rofl::rofl:omg I was doing that too. what the fuck. GET OUT OF MY HEAD
     
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    maybe the blood rushed from your head to the boner you were having for "Sexyama" and you weren't thinking clearly. belcher won, i think the judges penalized him for that awful tattoo.
     
  15. alkalinesolo

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    1st round was clearly Akiyama. 2nd round could have gone either way. 3rd round was clearly Belcher.

    idk how one judge scored it 30-27 though...
     
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    akiyama was landing more shots and getting way more takedowns, i can see the 30-27 but agree with 29-28 more.
    And i think Akiyama will win against wanderlei, he has quick + crisp punches and likes to throw them pretty straight, thats a death sentence for wand
     
  18. alkalinesolo

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    Then you must have turned off the fight after the 2nd round
     
  19. Atmosphere

    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    no, i thought it could've gone either way...there was no clear winner at all


    i can't use "the blood rushing from your head to your boner for Belcher" argument against you. how much blood could your lil pocket fisherman need anyway? :dunno:
     
  20. Gogoplata

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    I love how Akiyama / Wand is now Akiyama / Belcher.

    It's over. Get over it.
     
  21. Atmosphere

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    blame OT's Cecil Peoples for that
     
  22. Gogoplata

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    Belcher won that fight
     
  23. Atmosphere

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    :nono:

    Lesnar did
     
  24. Kuet

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    If fucking Leben won his last fight..... Id rather of seen him get ktfo by Wanderlei.
     

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