THE MAGIC MAN
Akihiro’s original passion was baseball. He wanted to be a baseball player after graduating from high school but after taking up MMA in order to keep himself fit, he found himself liking MMA more and decided to train and compete in MMA full-time.
Akihiro will go up against REBEL FC’s Welterweight (77kg) champion, Brazilian Adriano Balby, and he is relishing it. A veteran of many fights in well-known international MMA promotions such as UFC, PRIDE Fighting Championship, Pancrase, DEEP and Bellator, he is confident he can defeat the REBEL FC Welterweight champion as he feels that Balby is a “slow” fighter.