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Yoshihiro Akiyama out of UFC 128

Updated: March 12, 2011, 11:43 AM ET
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

Middleweight Yoshihiro Akiyama has withdrawn from his UFC 128 bout set for March 19 against Nate Marquardt, a result of Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami that debilitated the 33-year-old fighter's home country of Japan.

New Jersey native Dan Miller (14-4) will step in for Akiyama (13-3) against Marquardt (30-10-2), UFC president Dana White said in a statement on UFC.com.

Miller, 29, was signed to fight Nick Catone at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on the same card as Akiyama-Marquardt. ...

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