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UFC 133 Hype Vid: Yoshihiro Akiyama’s Life Is at Stake Against Vitor Belfort

Following losses to Chris Leben and Michael Bisping, Yoshihiro Akiyama‘s back is squarely against the wall coming into his co-headlining bout at UFC 133. Unfortunately, his opponent will be Vitor Belfort, who can end a fight at any time with his notoriously lethal hands. But don’t sleep on Sexy. Akiyama predicts a knockout victory on August 6th, saying that he’s just as dangerous as Belfort in a stand-and-bang situation. “Every time I fight, I fight like my life’s at stake,” he says. And yeah, against the Phenom it very well might be. But we’ll have to find out Akiyama’s stance on Internet porn before we can make an official prediction.

(By the way, is it really necessary to start this clip with that stereotypical Asian flute playing in the background? Come on, son. Akiyama is of Korean descent, so you know the only music playing at his crib is Bubble Pop on a continuous loop.)

After the jump: A look at Vitor Belfort’s dramatic early rise in the UFC as well as his return (which conveniently doesn’t include that part where he got Seagal’d by Anderson Silva).

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Machiavelli- July 21, 2011 at 5:19 am
Man, Akiyama sure does have some gray hair for only being 35, he looks older than Couture
Tobi-Wan Kenobi- July 21, 2011 at 2:56 am
I suck. Nevermind.
Tobi-Wan Kenobi- July 21, 2011 at 2:55 am
UFC Production Crew: He's Japanese right? Add some flute.
XENOPHON- July 20, 2011 at 10:45 pm
Rich Franklin in those gay ass Pink shorts again....come on bro, dare you to change the color of your panties....
Sloppyspray- July 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm
I thought I would be happy watching Girls Generation Gee for the rest of my life...

but here you come along CP and introduce me to Hyuna Bubble Pop...
Stinkfurt- July 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm
Nice catch on the flute. Good ol' fashion commercial racism for the win.
Fried Taco- July 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm
Hopefully Akiyama has learned Vitor's secret to developing superfast hands: watching internet porn.
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