October 31, 2010 1 Comment
Japan Series ~ Volume two. Yoshihiro Akiyama
Episode 2 of the Japan series brings you Yoshihiro Akiyama. He is fourth-generation Japanese of Korean descent. A 3rd Dan Judoka he won gold at the 2001 Asian Championships and 2002 Asian Games. He debut in MMA for K-1 Hero’s going 9-1 in his first 10 fights to capture the K-1 Hero’s Middleweight tournament championship. In 2009 he signed with the UFC to test his abilities and to represent Japan and Korea. A popular celebrity in his home countries “Sexyama” as known by his Western fans has appeared in numerous TV shows and Commercials. Akiyama’s best strengths are his throws and heavy hands. A veteran of Hero’s, DREAM and the UFC this native of Osaka is a top Middleweight contender.
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Sound Track – Michael Jackson. Don’t stop til you get enough. (2003) Radio edit.