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Video: Wanderlei Silva Prepares For Yoshihiro Akiyama

Wanderlei Silva is hoping to celebrate his 34th birthday in style when he meets Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116 on July 3rd.

Prior to his win over Michael Bisping at UFC 110, Wandy had dropped five of his last six bouts and hasn’t looked close to the fighter he was while running PrideFC’s 205-pound division just five years ago.

Regardless, Silva claims a dominant 33-10-1 record and will go down as one of the best light heavyweights to ever strap on a pair of MMA gloves.

Silva meets Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 116 inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here’s some behind-the-scenes footage of Wandy preparing for his UFC 116 showdown with “Sexyama”: