It was reported today  by several that a middleweight bout between former top UFC contender Nate “The Great” Marquardt and and Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama has been set up for UFC 128 in Newark, New Jersey on March 19th.

Verbal agreements have come from both fighters and contracts have been distributed, but not signed, as of yet.

Earlier reports had mentioned that Akiyama would be facing Chael Sonnen at UFC 128, but since the controversy swirling around the fighter, and his suspension from the UFC, he will not be on the card.

Source: The Underground