Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Kyle Noke Expected For UFC Fight Night 52 In Japan

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It is being reported that (13-5) vs. (20-7-1) is being considered for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 52 event in Japan.

Akiyama, who is confirmed to fight on the card for UFC’s return to Japan, last fought at UFC 144 back in February of 2012, dropping a three-round decision to .

Noke, on the other hand, last fought at The Nations Finale show, where he dropped a three-round decision to .

While the Akiyama-Noke bout has yet to be confirmed by the UFC, it is expected that the fight announcement will be made in the near future.

UFC Fight Night 52 takes place on September 20th at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The show will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between “Big Country” and . Also scheduled for the show is vs. , Takanori Gomi vs. and a rumored bout between and Kid Yamamoto.

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