Ranking: 15 MW
Age: 35 (DOB: 7/29/75)
Weight Class: Middleweight (185 lbs)
Camp: Team Cloud
Next Fight: Nate Marquardt, UFC 128- March 19
Credentials: K-1 Hero’s Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner, 2002 Asian Games Judo Champion, 2X All Japan Judo Champion
Notes: Akiyama is an absolute star in Japan. He is an aggressive fighter with great judo and grappling ability. Akiyama is an undersized middleweight who would benefit from a drop down to welterweight.
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