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Michael Bisping vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama: Head to Head

This Saturday in London, UFC middleweight Michael Bisping will get home-court advantage in his headlining fight against Yoshihiro Akiyama. Bisping is coming off a decision win against Dan Miller at UFC 114, while Akiyama will try to rebound from his submission loss to Chris Leben. Of course, you can’t always predict a fight’s outcome just by looking at recent performances. So let’s go to the stats and see if we can figure this sum’bitch out…

UFC RECORD
Bisping: 9-3
Akiyama: 1-1
Advantage: Bisping

NICKNAME
Bisping: "The Count"
Akiyama: "Sexyama"
Advantage: Akiyama

PERFORMANCE AGAINST COMMON OPPONENTS
Bisping: Defeated Denis Kang via TKO R2, defeated Chris Leben via unanimous decision
Akiyama: Defeated Denis Kang via KO R1, lost to Chris Leben by submission (triangle choke) R3 
Advantage: Bisping

CAN HE SELL OUT AN ARENA WITH A MUSIC CONCERT?
Bisping: No
Akiyama: Yes
Advantage: Akiyama


BETTING ODDS
Bisping: -205
Akiyama: +184
Advantage: Bisping

CAMP ASSOCIATION
Bisping: Wolfslair MMA
Akiyama: Jackson’s Submission Fighting
Advantage: Akiyama

FINISHING PERCENTAGE
Bisping: 73% (16 stoppage wins in 22 career fights)
Akiyama: 80% (12 stoppage wins in 15 career fights, not including his two no-contests against Kazushi Sakuraba and Kazuo Misaki)
Advantage: Akiyama

HEIGHT
Bisping: 6’2"
Akiyama: 5’10"
Advantage: Bisping

REACH
Bisping: 72.5"
Akiyama: 75"
Advantage: Akiyama

RECORD IN LONDON
Bisping: 4-0, including his UFC wins over Matt Hamill and Jason Day
Akiyama: 0-0
Advantage: Bisping

PREVIOUS TITLES HELD
Bisping: Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion, FX3 Light Heavyweight Champion, TUF 3 Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner, "Coolest British Man of the Year"; plus, and he really is a "Count," descended from Polish nobility.
Akiyama: K-1 HERO’s Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner, gold medalist in judo at the 2001 Asian Championships and 2002 Asian Games
Advantage: Bisping, due to quantity

UGLIEST DEFEAT
Bisping: Getting knocked dead by Dan Henderson at UFC 100
Akiyama: Getting knocked dead by Jerome Le Banner at K-1 Hero’s 1
Advantage: Even

BASE SALARY
Bisping: $175,000 at UFC 114
Akiyama: $45,000 at UFC 116
Advantage: Bisping

WIFE
Bisping: Rebecca, the mother of his two children
Akiyama: Shiho Yano, a professional hot chick
Advantage: Honestly, they both seem lovely.

Final score: Michael Bisping comes out on top, 7-5-2. According to our calculations, that means he’ll win a unanimous decision in a fight settled primarily on the feet. If you see it differently, let us know in the comments section — but your opinion (like ours) must be backed by science.

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RaymondClarence- October 15, 2010 at 10:04 am
"Too much spotted dick for Bisping?" Yeah British food is hella gay.
ccman- October 12, 2010 at 12:29 am
Bisping will be hammered and sucking Bangers and mash..... even british food is gay sounding
ThrashingMad- October 11, 2010 at 10:15 pm
Your science sounds just about right, but don't forget that Akiyama will be completely gassed by the start of second round.
fatbellyfrank- October 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm
Bisping takes this, Akiyama doesn't recover from getting his hair ruffled and cap stolen by the British fans as he walks out
Bill Jackson- October 11, 2010 at 6:21 pm
That Lebanner KO is nowhere near as nasty as Hendo's murder over Bisping.

I gotta go with Sexyama on this one.
Mr_Misanthropy- October 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm
Head to head? Sweet! I've been waiting for headbutts to be legalized! Vale tudo FTW!

Fights should be started by having both combatants start in gates like rodeo horses. At the bell a hearty electrical prodding will be administered and both parties will run full speed at each other and smash heads mountain goat style in the center of the cage. If both fighters survive the initial head smashings they may then carry on as per usual.
ccman- October 11, 2010 at 2:57 pm
Bisping is just dancing a tribute to whatever pasty faced gods the british worship that fights are not decided by acting ability or national dentistry.
NinjaNerd8- October 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm
Jerome LeBanner is a HW so no.

Advantage Akiyama.
Hank Mardukis- October 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm
@ ccman

Nice!

@ Koeikan

I agree with you on all counts; except in my case I wasn't too concerned about bisping being dead...
ccman- October 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm
You forgot.

Bisping. British. Incredibly tough when facing inferior enemies with less technology.
Vs.
akiyama. japanese. incredibly tough until really big bombs fall on them. bisping will be alone and god knows he has no big bombs to throw.advantage akiyama.
Komodo- October 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm
=WAR AKIYAMA=
Koeikan- October 11, 2010 at 1:03 pm
I thought Cecil Peoples was bad (and that bitch who scored it 30-27 for Thompson).

You started off okay, but began to waver towards the end.

First - Ugliest Defeat:
While I would never want to eat consecutive knees from LeBanner, Henderson's destruction of Bisping has to be one of the ugliest defeats ever and certainly worse than Akiyama's loss. I wasn't concerned that Akiyama was dead after that fight.

Second - Wife:
Why even make this a category if you're not going to try? Come on, I'm sure Bisping's wife is nice and all, but you really call it even between the HOT... ASIAN... MODEL and the decent looking mother of 2? Really... I mean, really...

...and those changes would clearly make Akiyama the winner. Please review your scoring.
ghostboner- October 11, 2010 at 1:00 pm
What about "Who is a bigger Douche: Sexyama for greazing up with coconut lotion and then pretending he didn't know it was illegal, or Bisping for pretending he won against Hammil?"

Or rather, knowing that, who has the superior cheating knowledge and will inevitably cheat worse in this outing?
Dog Dicks Magoo- October 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm
I got Bisping via superior tea sipping.

Oh, and on the wife thing CP you're being nice Akiyama's wife is way hotter. She's like MSG you eat it once and then you're ready to eat again in three hours.
PERPATRAITOR- October 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm
Bisping sucks bloody dick
Ballkick- October 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm
I always hate it when Bisping is the favorite, come to think of it,........ I just hate Bisping.
steampunk22- October 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm
^^You may be right.


What about walkout music? Akiyama comes out to Sarah Brightman and makes it seem like the most intimidating thing in the world.

Advantage: Akiyama (Bisping's choice is irrelevant, I mean, come on Brightman was the original Christine in the Broadway production of Phantom!)

;)
hinduheat- October 11, 2010 at 12:27 pm
Akiyama + Greg Jackson = UD for Akiyama
Fried Taco- October 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm
Although I want Sexyama to win, I think Bisping is going to take it. :-(

Oh, and Shiho obviously wins, although I see you are trying to take the high road.
cecils_pupils- October 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm
CP - your spelling of the nicknames was incorrect. Should read:

NICKNAME
Bisping: "The Cunt"
Akiyama: "Sexyama"
Advantage: Akiyama

There, I fixed it for ya. ;)
831 Father- October 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm
You forgot the ever important "Age" advantage.
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