Sexiyama out vs. Marquardt due to tsunami, Dan Miller steps up

by Bear Frazer | source:

Due to the 8.8 earthquake and massive tsunami that struck Japan on Friday, March 11th, Yoshihiro Akiyamat, more commonly known by his nickname “Sexiyama,” has been forced out of his fight with Nate “The Great” Marquardt at UFC 128: Shogun Vs. Jones.

After tragedy struck Japan on Friday, millions of Japanese citizens lost power in their homes and many businesses – including airports – have been shut down, making it seemingly impossible for Akiyama to leave the Asian country.

With Akiyama out, has exclusively learned that Dan Miller will step in to take on Marquardt at UFC 128: Shogun Vs. Jones.

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UFC President Dana White announces the change

“Yoshihiro Akiyama will not be able to participate at UFC 128 due to the tragedy in Japan,"

"New Jersey native Dan Miller proves once again that he will fight anyone, anywhere, any time by agreeing to step up from the prelims to face Nate Marquardt. Marquardt has long been a top ten ranked middleweight and Miller jumped at the opportunity to face him.”

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AceAtGSU site profile image  

3/12/11 4:26 PM by AceAtGSU

Marquardt via Unan decision.

Floppy Divac site profile image  

3/12/11 3:38 PM by Floppy Divac

 Akiyama wasn't gonna do shit to Nate anyways. 

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

3/12/11 3:35 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

To call out the winner! This went from a good fight to a good reason to piss since you won't miss anything.

Barry_BondsMVP site profile image  

3/12/11 3:28 PM by Barry_BondsMVP

he'll be there as a spectator?

dermotfix site profile image  

3/12/11 3:23 PM by dermotfix

Dana's twitter 3:22PM EST...Akiyama and his family are safe. He will be there for UFC 128

BrockTheBearLesnar site profile image  

3/12/11 1:04 PM by BrockTheBearLesnar

War Miller!

smth416 site profile image  

3/12/11 12:46 PM by smth416

 Dan Miller is as much if not more of a challenge to Nate. Hope he's good to go on short notice.

1oldfart site profile image  

3/12/11 12:45 PM by 1oldfart

sounds like a better fight to me

r_o_y site profile image  

3/12/11 12:41 PM by r_o_y

everything is shut down. trains,planes,etc. he can't get out right now.

JustBlogGuy site profile image  

3/12/11 12:37 PM by JustBlogGuy

He's not fighting. The Miller-Marquardt bout is confirmed.