While the headline bout of UFC 116 will attract most of the headlines in the build-up to the event it should not be forgotten that Wanderlei Silva and Yoshihiro Akiyama will also do battle on the same card.

This should be a fun fight. Silva is of course something of a poster-child for stand-up wars and is currently looking to rejuvenate his career at 185lbs after picking up his first win in the division against Michael Bisping.

Akiyama is also a battle hardened fighter who showed he was willing to trade blows in his UFC debut win over renowned striker Alan Belcher which claimed ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors at the historic UFC 100 event.

Check out the UFC’s in-depth preview video for the fight below.

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