From left: Riki Fukuda, Kid Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Michihiro Omigawa, Yushin Okami UFC Asian Invasion. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come!
Yoshihiro Akiyama says Michael Bisping was really slippery. From MMA Fighting: "I only went for one takedown but Bisping's body was really slippery. Even if I do say so myself..." Akiyama's camp puts the loss down to "poor communication" and Akiyama did not directly accuse Bisping of greasing but the Japanese fighter himself has a storied history regarding his skin as his comment, "even if I do say so myself" indicates."
Yushin Okami, Takanori Gomi and Yoshihiro Akiyama attended a press conference in Tokyo today to promote "UFC On Versus 2," which will air on Sky PerfecTV Pay-Per-View in Japan. Okami and Gomi face Mark Munoz and Tyson Griffin, respectively, while Akiyama will provide Japanese-language commentary. Photo by Kamipro.
The NSAC has released early salaries for UFC 116's featured fighters: Brock Lesnar: $400,000 flat Shane Carwin: $40,000 to show, +$40,000 with a win Yoshihiro Akiyama: $45,000 to show, +$25,000 with a win Chris Leben: $43,000 to show, +$43,000 with a win Source: MMA Junkie UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin coverage