Akiyama Makes Welterweight Debut against Shields in February

Akiyama vs. Shields at UFC 144 in Japan...
Japanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama will have plenty of support from his home country fans on February 26th, when he makes his welterweight debut in UFC 144 action against 170-pound contender Jake Shields at Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

“Verbal agreements are in for a welterweight matchup in Tokyo, Japan between former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields and Asian superstar ‘Sexyama’ Yoshihiro Akiyama February 26th,” said UFC President Dana White.

Saturday, November 28
Seoul, South Korea


The final episode in the special Fight Night Seoul series, UFC Pulse, chronicles the fighters at weigh-ins and more. Don't miss the action this Saturday on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Go inside the gym and training camp with Jorge Masvidal before his main event fight against Benson Henderson at Fight Night Seoul.
Go inside the numbers of Fight Night Seoul's main event between Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal with UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles.
Conor McGregor remained undefeated in the UFC Octagon when he knocked out Dustin Poirier at UFC 178. Don't miss McGregor take on Jose Aldo for the featherweight belt at UFC 194 on Dec. 12.