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Leben takes on Akiyama

Story & photos by Anthony Springer, Jr.

Eleven days ago, Chris Leben was looking forward to a long break from the Octagon. This Saturday, he’ll co-headline UFC 116: Carwin vs. Lesnar.

After earning knockout of the night honors with a win over Aaron Simpson at The Ultimate Fighter 11 finale, Leben (20-6), 10-5 UFC) will replace the injured Wanderlei Silva in a bout with Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-1, 1-0 UFC) . . . click here for more











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