Yoshihiro
Akiyama
14-5-0, 2NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 22 fights.
Record: 14-5-0, 2NC
Summary: Judo, submissions, knockout power

Fighter Info

Nickname: Sexyama
From: Osaka Japan
Age: 39
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
626
36% Successful
223
Types of Successful Strikes
0
223
78% Standing
19%
173
8
42
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
19
63% Successful
12
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
9
0
Takedown Defense
89
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama Sep 20, 2014
57 2 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Amir Sadollah 42 0 0 0
Loss
Yoshihiro Akiyama Feb 25, 2012
33 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jake Shields 91 2 0 1
Loss
Vitor Belfort Aug 6, 2011
12 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Yoshihiro Akiyama 1 0 0 0
Loss
Michael Bisping Oct 16, 2010
118 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Yoshihiro Akiyama 50 0 0 0
Loss
Chris Leben Jul 3, 2010
46 0 4 0 R3 Submission
Yoshihiro Akiyama 27 5 1 4
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama Jul 11, 2009
55 3 0 2 R3 Decision - Split
Alan Belcher 76 0 0 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
DREAM 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
Sep 23, 2008
7 2 1 5 R1 Submission
Masanori Tonooka 1 0 0 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
DREAM 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
Jul 21, 2008
8 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Katsuyori Shibata 10 0 0 0
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Yarrenoka! - New Year's Eve 2007
Dec 31, 2007
-- -- -- -- R1 Overturned
Yoshihiro Akiyama 31 0 0 0
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Yarrenoka! - New Year's Eve 2007
Dec 31, 2007
-- -- -- -- R1 Overturned
Yoshihiro Akiyama 31 0 0 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Hero's Korea 2007
Oct 28, 2007
7 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Denis Kang 13 0 0 0
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Dynamite!! 2006
Dec 31, 2006
30 0 0 0 R1 Overturned
Kazushi Sakuraba 6 0 0 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Hero's 7
Oct 9, 2006
11 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Kestutis Smirnovas 3 0 0 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Hero's 7
Oct 9, 2006
2 0 2 1 R1 Submission
Melvin Manhoef 7 0 0 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Hero's 6
Aug 5, 2006
3 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Taiei Kin 5 0 0 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Hero's 5
May 3, 2006
11 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Katsuhiko Nagata 1 0 0 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Hero's 4
Mar 15, 2006
19 1 1 1 R2 Submission
Tokimitsu Ishizawa 5 0 0 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Hero's Seoul
Nov 5, 2005
15 1 0 1 R1 KO/TKO
Masakatsu Okuda 0 0 1 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 World MAX 2005 Champions Challenge
Oct 12, 2005
18 1 0 1 R1 Submission
Michael Lerma 0 0 0 0
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Hero's 2
Jul 6, 2005
0 1 1 1 R1 Submission
Carl Toomey 0 0 0 0
Loss
Jerome LeBanner
K-1 Hero's 1
Mar 26, 2005
6 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Yoshihiro Akiyama 1 2 1 1
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Dynamite!! 2004
Dec 31, 2004
2 1 1 3 R1 Submission
Francois Botha 0 0 0 0

Biography

One of the most popular fighters in Asia, highly regarded middleweight contender Yoshihiro Akiyama is about to begin his quest for world domination after signing an exclusive promotional contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC).

Born of Korean descent in Osaka, Japan, Akiyama first made his name in the international sports world as a decorated black belt in judo who collected numerous titles. By 2004, Akiyama sought a new challenge in the world of MMA, and he made an immediate impact when he debuted with a first round win over former world heavyweight boxing champion Francois Botha. Over the next three years, Akiyama built a stellar reputation as one of the best fighters in the world, submitting Melvin Manhoef, knocking out Denis Kang, and engaging in battles with the likes of Kazushi Sakuraba and Kazuo Misaki. 

TRAINING: I have training sessions for striking and grappling (groundwork), as well as physical training.

When and why did you start training for fighting? After Judo, I wanted to be the world's most powerful man.

What ranks and titles have you held? Judo - All Asia and All Japan Champion

Do you have any heroes? Mike Tyson

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I’m one step closer to my dream

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Commerce

What was your job before you started fighting? No job, just a Judo Athlete

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Judo Titles

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? K-1 Hero's champion, but did not achieve my dream.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Judo 3-dan black belt

Favorite grappling technique: Chokes


 

  • Huge star in Japan

 

  • Born in Japan of Korean descent

 

  • Before loss to Leben, was unbeaten since 2005 (14 fights) with two no-contests

 

  • Seven wins by submission, five by KO – has only gone the distance four times

 

  • Three of five UFC fights (win over Belcher and losses to Leben and Bisping) were awarded Fight of The Night honors

 

Career

Key Opponents

Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping
26-7-0
( W-L-D )
Alan Belcher
Alan Belcher
17-7-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Alan Belcher UFC® 100 Lesnar vs. Mir II
Win
Alan Belcher UFC® 100 Lesnar vs. Mir II

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