Before he became the world-renowned mixed martial artist he is today, Yoshihiro Akiyama made his name in judo sphere, winning multiple World Championships in the sport. Following a decorated career on the mats, the Japanese icon sought after new challenges and decided to take his talents to the mixed martial arts stage instead. Working with the legendary Greg Jackson, “Sexy Yama” took the mixed martial arts world by storm, competing in various organizations all around the world before arriving at ONE Championship. Akiyama will now face a tough start to his ONE career when he takes on Malaysian sensation Agilan Thani at ONE: LEGENDARY QUEST in Shanghai.
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