Vice Japan takes us inside of careers of Yoshihiro Akiyama and Kiichi Kunimoto as they prepare to do battle at UFC Fight Night 52 Saturday morning from Japan.
Both of Korean descent will be part of the UFC Fight Pass card from Saitama and the Saitama Super Arena. Akiyama meets Amir Sadollah, while Kunimoto squares off with Sam Sicilia.
“To be able to fight the best in the world is truly a blessing,” Kunimoto said. “Once (I moved to Tokyo), I started my MMA career.”
Check out the feature, “Fighters at Crossroads,” in the video below that inclues Akiyama discussing his his nickname of “Sexyama.”
“It was some of my fans from America,” he said. “At first I thought it was really embarrassing. I really like the name now.”