UFC 144: Japan | Yoshihiro Akiyama vs Jake ShieldsCategory: MMA
MATCHUP: Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama vs Jake Shields
EVENT: UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
DATE: February 25 in North America February 26 in Japan
VENUE: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
FIGHT DETAILS: Yoshihiro Akiyama moves down in weight to the welterweight division where he faces Jake Shields.
Akiyama from Japan (13 wins – 5 losses, 5 KOs/7 submissions) is the 2006 K-1 HERO’S Light Heavyweight tournament champion.
Since he won his UFC debut in 2009, he has lost three consecutive fights in the Octagon with the last one against Vito Belfort at UFC 133.
American Shields (27 wins – 6 losses, 3 KOs/10 submissions) is the first and last Elite XC Welterweight Champion. He is also the former Shooto Middleweight Champion and is the former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.
His last fight was at UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger where he was knocked out by Jake Ellenberger.
FIGHT RESULT: Shields defeated Akiyama via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Watch the Yoshihiro Akiyama vs Jake Shields fight video below:
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