Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Kyle Noke on tap for UFC Fight Night 52

A welterweight bout between Yoshihiro Akiyama and Kyle Noke has been set for UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan.

After a report on Sherdog.com, Noke confirmed the match-up on his official Facebook page on Sunday.

Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Kyle Noke on tap for UFC Fight Night 52

Akiyama (13-5, 2NC) has not seen a victory inside the Octagon since he took home a split decision against Alan Belcher at UFC 100 in 2009. He has since gone on a four-fight losing streak, however his losses to Chris Leben and Michael Bisping earned him ‘Fight of the Night’ honors.

Noke (20-7-1) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Patrick Cote at The TUF Nations Finale in April. The Aussie returned to the 170-pound division in September 2012 with a TKO victory against Charlie Brenneman and is 1-1 inside the division.

There is no word as to where the Akiyama vs. Noke bout will take place on the UFC Fight Night 52 fight card.

UFC Fight Night 52 goes down September 21 from the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Headlining the event is a heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson.

 

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