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

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 21 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
58
%
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
95
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Sep 20, 2014
57
42
2
0
0
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Feb 25, 2012
33
91
2
2
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Aug 6, 2011
12
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Oct 16, 2010
118
50
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Jul 3, 2010
46
27
0
5
4
1
0
4
R3 Submission
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Jul 11, 2009
55
76
3
0
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Masanori Tonooka
DREAM 6: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
Sep 23, 2008
7
1
2
0
1
0
5
0
R1 Submission
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Katsuyori Shibata
DREAM 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round
Jul 21, 2008
8
10
1
0
1
0
2
0
R1 Submission
NO CONTEST
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Yarrenoka! - New Year's Eve 2007
Dec 31, 2007
31
33
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 Overturned
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Hero's Korea 2007
Oct 28, 2007
7
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
NO CONTEST
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Dynamite!! 2006
Dec 31, 2006
30
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 Overturned
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Kestutis Smirnovas
K-1 Hero's 7
Oct 9, 2006
11
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Melvin Manhoef
K-1 Hero's 7
Oct 9, 2006
2
7
0
0
2
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Taiei Kin
K-1 Hero's 6
Aug 5, 2006
3
5
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Katsuhiko Nagata
K-1 Hero's 5
May 3, 2006
11
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Tokimitsu Ishizawa
K-1 Hero's 4
Mar 15, 2006
19
5
1
0
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Masakatsu Okuda
K-1 Hero's Seoul
Nov 5, 2005
15
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Michael Lerma
K-1 World MAX 2005 Champions Challenge
Oct 12, 2005
18
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Carl Toomey
K-1 Hero's 2
Jul 6, 2005
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Loss
Jerome LeBanner
Yoshihiro Akiyama
K-1 Hero's 1
Mar 26, 2005
6
1
0
2
0
1
0
1
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Yoshihiro Akiyama
Francois Botha
K-1 Dynamite!! 2004
Dec 31, 2004
2
0
1
0
1
0
3
0
R1 Submission

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

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