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ESPN.go.com

A middleweight bout between former No. 1 contender Nate Marquardt and Yoshihiro Akiyama has been slated for UFC 128 in Newark, N.J., on March 19, according to multiple sources.

Contracts have been distributed and verbal agreements are in place from both fighters.

According to earlier reports, the UFC had wanted Akiyama to face Chael Sonnen at UFC 128. However, Sonnen was recently suspended by the organization after he pleaded guilty to money laundering in federal court earlier this week.

Akiyama (13-3) will be in search of his first win in three fights at UFC 128. The Japanese fighter suffered back-to-back losses for the first time in his career in 2010. He was submitted by Chris Leben at UFC 116 in a consensus fight-of-the-year candidate before falling to Michael Bisping by unanimous decision three months later at UFC 120.

Marquardt (30-10-2) is also looking to right the ship after losing by unanimous decision to Yushin Okami at UFC 122 in November. A win over Okami would have placed the Denver native next in line for a shot at the 185-pound belt. The 31-year-old fighter has already fought for the belt once, losing by TKO to Anderson Silva at UFC 73 in 2007. Marquardt is 1-2 in his last three fights.

UFC 128 will take place at the Prudential Center and is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Rashad Evans.

Brett Okamoto covers MMA for ESPN.com.
 

1/6/11 1:33 PM
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Pretty good scrap imo.

1/6/11 1:34 PM
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Good fight. Makes sense too, both fighters are on the "rebound" so to speak.
1/6/11 1:36 PM
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hopefully akiyama wont stand and bang this time
I dont wanna see him get cut

gonna be a tough fight for him
1/6/11 1:37 PM
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I think Marquardt will beat him though...

1/6/11 1:38 PM
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1/6/11 1:41 PM
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Great fight. Hopefully Sexiyama takes out Nate the Ingrate. 
1/6/11 1:42 PM
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Nate wins if he shows up to FIGHT.
1/6/11 1:44 PM
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Nate will handle him. He only seems to lose when there's a title or title shot on the line.
This time there's no pressure. It's not like they'll cut him with a loss.
1/6/11 1:46 PM
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Why does Joe Silva not like Akiyama? Jesus...let the guy win a fight already....lol
1/6/11 1:52 PM
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UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans
Date: Mar 19, 2011
Location: Newark, N.J.

Venue: Prudential Center
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

-Champ Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Rashad Evans
-Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland *
-Nate Marquardt vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama
-Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. Brendan Schaub
-Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus *
-Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau *
-Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani *
-Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Loveland *
-Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle* *
-Nick Catone vs. Dan Miller* *
-Luiz Cane vs. Karlos Vemola*

damn i dont know how they are gonna sort this card out, theres gonna be some great prelim fights
1/6/11 1:56 PM
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Testament to the depth of the roster, sick card. Phone Post
1/6/11 1:59 PM
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Great card!

1/6/11 2:01 PM
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yup, the card is turning out real nice

cant wait
1/6/11 2:05 PM
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I guess Akiyama isn't training at Greg Jackson's at all anymore?
1/6/11 2:05 PM
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double blah. marquart is way to strong for akiyama and has way better sub set ups than leben
1/6/11 2:10 PM
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Sexyama just nee Phone Post
1/6/11 2:10 PM
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ds to follow that Sonnen/Okami blueprint Phone Post
1/6/11 2:10 PM
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marquardt will win easy...
1/6/11 2:11 PM
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Damn Id hate to see Akiyama get cut I was hoping he would get a more winnable fight. Maybe another loss will force him to 170 where he probably belongs.
1/6/11 2:29 PM
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 This will be Akiyama's final UFC bout...
1/6/11 2:30 PM
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Another loss for Akiyama.
1/6/11 2:31 PM
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Akiyama is only a 2 round fighter

the guy looks great for 2 rounds and then quickly goes down hill from there

1/6/11 2:44 PM
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Akiyama is a good fighter, period, but one with a very bad gas tank. He's been working on it, but it's not near where it needs to be if he wants to grind out a win against top fighters. I sure hope that he's working with Greg Jackson, although he should incorporate his strength - Judo - into his game plan. As another poster suggested, dropping down a class might not be such a bad idea, either.

I think Nate takes this one. He's at his prime against a fighter that realistically has a few years left (if that). I'm kinda surprised that UFC is throwing such a tough fight at Sexy...first Sonnen, now Nate? Why not just have a catchweight fight with Brock Lesnar while you're at it?
1/6/11 2:45 PM
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makes much more sense than sexyama vs sonnen imo

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