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UFC 120 Preview

The UFC returns to the United Kingdom this weekend as UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama takes place from the O2 Arena in London, England, free on Spike TV for those in the United States.

It coincides with the first ever UFC UK Fan Expo at Earl's Court in London, featuring appearances by such UFC stars as Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva, Frankie Edgar, Rich Franklin, Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, Jon Fitch, and many others.

The main event is going to be a battle of international superstars as England native Michael "The Count" Bisping takes on Japanese star Yoshihiro Akiyama, who many in the mixed martial arts community dub "Sexyama."

The other top fights on the night feature a potential fight of the year as former top contender at 170 pounds, Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy, takes on former WEC Welterweight Champion "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit, and rising undefeated British fighter John "Hitman" Hathaway takes on veteran Mike "Quicksand" Pyle.

A heavyweight battle between long-time UFC veteran Cheick Kongo and undefeated Travis Browne, and a welterweight shootout between The Ultimate Fighter Season 9 winner James "Lightning" Wilks and Canadian standout Claude "The Prince" Patrick round out the evening's five-fight main card.

As normal with the United Kingdom events, the preliminary card highlights a lot of England's more well-known fighters, most of whom are making their UFC debuts on this show, including Rob Broughton, Paul Sass, and Kurt Warburton.

Former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion Steve "The Robot" Cantwell and the always-exciting UFC lightweight veteran Spencer "The King" Fisher are also among those competing in the night's undercard.

Here is your match-by-match breakdown of the show, followed by predictions.

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