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Sep 22, 2017 8:06 am

Mizuto Hirota Pulled From UFC Japan After a Dangerous Weigh-In

As we reported yesterday after the early weigh-ins, Mizuto Hirota had a pretty gnarly trip to the scale. Tons of fans and media were posting following the appearance on social media, all concerned about the fighter’s well-being. He appeared to almost faint a couple of times, as well as being held up staff and his...

Sep 21, 2017 6:17 pm

Alistair Overeem Praises Former Opponent Gokhan Saki Ahead of UFC Japan

Japan loves Alistair Overeem. From all his fights in PRIDE and multiple kickboxing matches in K-1, he became a legend in Japan way before he gained notoriety as a feared heavyweight in the UFC. It just makes sense that The Reem would be in Tokyo ahead of UFC Japan to enjoy the fights with the...

Aug 29, 2017 2:21 pm

VIDEO | K-1 Legend Gokhan Saki Teases His Debut at UFC Japan

With Jon Jones’ future up in the air and a wide talent gulf separating the top two of UFC’s light heavyweight division, there’s a need for fresh contenders. Other than the insanely quick rise of Volkan Oezdemir (#3) in just three fights, there’s simply Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, and everyone else since Anthony Johnson left....

Sep 23, 2015 12:46 pm

Late Injuries Shake Up This Weekends UFC Japan Fights

A proposed bantamweight bout between Norifumi Yamamoto (18-6 MMA) and Matt Hobar (9-3 MMA) has been scratched from this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 75 event in Japan, this after both fighters suffered undisclosed injuries in training. UFC.com reported the news earlier today. As a result, the fight card, which takes place at Japan’s Saitama Super...

Jun 30, 2015 6:45 am

ROAD TO UFC JAPAN — WATCH!

Catch the first episode of the UFC’s new show ‘Road To UFC: Japan’! Kings Of Volume — Punches In Bunches With Nate Diaz And Richard Perez

May 20, 2015 12:15 pm

White Mistakingly Answers Mousasi’s ‘UFC Japan’ Challenge

UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi is coming off of a victory over Costas Philippou this past weekend at “UFC Fight Night 66” and he is looking to get back into the octagon as soon as possible. With the recent announcement that UFC will be making their return to Japan in September, Mousasi jumped at the opportunity...

Sep 19, 2017 11:30 am

PHOTO | Check out the awesome, updated poster for UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan

This weekend, the UFC will return to the MMA mecca of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between PRIDE legend and former UFC light heavyweight king Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its...

Aug 6, 2017 4:22 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan continues to take shape

The octagon will return to Japan’s Saitama Super Arena on September 22 for UFC Fight Night 117. The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between former division champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former interim title challenger Ovince Saint Preux. Rua and “OSP” first met in November of 2014, with Saint Preux emerging...

Sep 30, 2015 5:59 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Pulls In Below Average Ratings

This past weekend’s UFC Fight Night: Japan brought in just slightly below average ratings for a FS1 primetime UFC event. To be clear, the event was not a total bust, it respectively brought in 841,000 viewers. However it is below the average of 882,000 viewers. There were likely a few reasons for this. One, the...

Sep 26, 2015 10:20 pm

REPLAY! ‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Post-Fight Press Conference

UFC Fight Night: Japan takes place Saturday night, with the prelims starting at 8PM ET on FS2 and the main card airing on FS1 at 10PM ET. The night will conclude with a heavyweight scrap in the main event, between Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett. Both fighters are looking for a big win, after both...

Sep 26, 2015 2:59 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Results

UFC Fight Night: Japan goes down on Saturday night at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and will feature a big heavyweight scrap in the main event, with Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett fighting to get back in the win column, after both losing their last fights. In the co-main event we’ll get to...

Sep 25, 2015 8:39 pm

REPLAY! ‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Weigh-Ins

The UFC heads to Japan on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Barnett. As the name suggests, in the main event the heavyweights will collide as Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson takes on Josh Barnett. In the night’s co-main event flashy striker Uriah Hall will take a huge leap up in competition and battle...

Sep 25, 2015 8:38 pm

STAREDOWNS! ‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Edition

UFC Fight Night: Japan goes down on Saturday night and the main event is something that has lots of fans excited. It’s never a good idea to blink during a heavyweight fight because of the power they bring into the cage. That is even more true in this fight, with Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett...

Sep 25, 2015 8:30 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Weigh-In Results –– 1 Fighter Misses Weight

On Saturday night, live on FS1 and FS2, the UFC goes to Japan for its latest Fight Night event. The heavyweights will scrap in the main event when Josh Barnett takes on Roy Nelson. In the co-main Uriah Hall will step up in competition and take on veteran Gegard Mousasi. Also on the main card...

Sep 21, 2015 5:34 am

“UFC Fight Night: Japan” card finalized with 11 fights

Josh Barnett is set to make his triumphant return to Japan this weekend as UFC comes back to Japan! “The War Master” and “Big Country” Roy Nelson will clash in the main-event of the card which is set to take place in the Saitama Super Arena. Barnett has not fought in the octagon since his...

Sep 20, 2015 12:34 pm

Gegard Mousasi rocking Armani Exchange before UFC: Japan!

UFC and Reebok’s deal may restrict the fighters from wearing their sponsors to the octagon, but before fight week they are allowed to wear anything they want! Some fighters lost their sponsors due to the fact that they will no longer be able to promote brands on television, but others stuck with their sponsors! UFC...

Aug 24, 2015 1:27 am

Meet UFC’s newest Octagon Girl, set to debut at “UFC: Japan”!

Ultimate Fighting Championship will be making their return to Japan in September and will be bringing more than an action-packed card with them. UFC’s newest Octagon Girl Lauren Mikolas is set to make her debut at the event and will definitely fit in with the rest of the girls. She is the wife of baseball...

May 15, 2015 11:44 am

UFC Returns to Japan & Unveils New Reality Show, “Road to UFC: Japan”

UFC announced that it will be returning to the Saitama Super Arena on the 27th September 2015 with UFC Fight Night Japan. This will be the fourth UFC event in Japan and the second event in Asia this year. In addition to bringing fans a live event, UFC have also confirmed that they are producing...

Sep 18, 2014 6:17 pm

Tate: ‘The UFC brought me to Japan for a reason’

“I believe the UFC brought me to Japan for a reason. I think the reason is to grow the women’s mixed martial arts fanbase and that makes me feel good about my presence here. I think I have a strong presence and a strong following, even in Japan.” During this week’s media rounds in Japan,...

Jul 21, 2014 8:05 am

Lim vs. Sato Set For UFC Fight Night 52 In Japan

Hyun Gyu Lim and Takenori Sato is tentatively set for UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan, however the UFC officials have yet to make a formal announcement on the bout. Lim is 2-1 in his UFC career, and is coming off a disappointing decision loss to Tarec Saffiedine back in January. Prior to that Lim...

Jul 8, 2014 9:00 am

UFC Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson Promo

UFC Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson is coming up this September at the Saitama Super Arena, and to get the fans pumped up, the UFC released this promo video. Check it out.

Jun 26, 2014 6:27 am

UFC Teams Up With Local Japanese Promotion For Talent Cultivation

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Japan’s ‘Vale Tudo/Shooto’ promotion have joined forces for the greater good. UFC President Dana White announced, during today’s Tokyo Press Conference, that the two companies have formed a partnership that includes a new TV series. The Television series is set to feature bantamweight and featherweight talent in a tournament style...

Mar 1, 2014 9:12 am

UFC Officials Announce Return Trip To China And September Card in Japan

Following this morning’s UFC Fight Night in Macau, China, UFC Executive Mark Fischer announced the promotions plans to return to the region. According to Fischer the UFC will return to The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena on August 23 for another ‘Fight Night’ card and they head to Japan’s Saitama Arena on September 20. Broadcast details...

Jan 8, 2013 4:50 am

Lombard vs. Okami Booked For UFC’s Return Trip To Japan | UFC NEWS

There is no doubt about it. When the UFC picked up top middleweight, Hector Lombard, they were expecting a title challenger to Anderson Silva’s throne. Unfortunately for the massive amounts of Lombard supporters, he failed to deliver in his UFC debut against Tim Boetsch. After a successful second UFC bout and a dominant victory over...

Nov 15, 2017 11:17 am

UFC releases Takanori Gomi, several other notable fighters from its roster

The UFC has once again taken a hedge-trimmer to its roster and sent a handful of notable fighters packing. The most notable of these fighters is Takanori Gomi. This news is in keeping with a recent Instagram post from Gomi, in which the Japanese legend insinuated that he would soon be competing in the ring...

Oct 23, 2017 7:30 am

MMA legend Takanori Gomi hints at UFC departure, move to different promotion

When PRIDE legend Takanori Gomi arrived in the UFC back in 2010, he was viewed as a legitimate threat to then champion BJ Penn, and to all of the lightweights on the UFC roster. Unfortunately, the Japanese MMA icon’s UFC career has been a significant disappointment. Barring a few impressive moments, like a 2010 KO...

Oct 16, 2017 6:45 am

Days after UFC release, Ian McCall has found a new home

Earlier this month, we learned that long-time UFC flyweight contender Ian McCall had been granted a release from his UFC contract. It did not take long for him to find a new home. Just days removed from his UFC release, McCall has signed with Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation, per Nick Strickland of FanSided. McCall will...