Yoshihiro Akiyama Agrees to Fight Chris Leben at UFC 116

According to mmajunkie.com:
Sources close to the promotion that despite some initial resistance to facing a new opponent, Japanese judoka Yoshihiro Akiyama has indeed agreed to face Chris Leben at next week's UFC 116 event in Las Vegas.
Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-1)
Win Alan Belcher - Decision (Split) UFC 100
Win Masanori Tonooka - Submission (Armbar) Dream 6 6:26 R1
Win Katsuyori Shibata - Submission (Ezekiel Choke) Dream 5 6:34 R1
NC Kazuo Misaki - NC (Akiyama KO'd by Illegal Soccer Kick) Yarennoka 7:48 R1
Win Denis Kang - KO (Punch) K-1 HERO's 4:45 R1
Chris "The Crippler" Leben (20-6)
Win Aaron Simpson - TKO (Punches) TUF 11 Finale 4:17 R2
Win Jay Silva - Decision (Unanimous) UFC Fight Night 20
Loss Jake Rosholt - Technical Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) UFC 102 1:30 R3
Loss Michael Bisping - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 89
Win Alessio Sakara - TKO (Punches) UFC 82 3:16 R1

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