March Of 2013 Likely For UFC’s Return To Japan | UFC NEWS
Plans for the UFC to return to Japan is in the making. This past February UFC 144 Edgar vs. Henderson was the first event in Japan in over a decade pulling an estimated attendance of around 20,000 fans at the Satima Super Arena.
UFC is considering March 3, 2013 according to mmaweekly.com returning at the Saitama Super Arena according to nikkansports.com. Asian MMA promotions like Dream and Sengoku try to take over the scene in the wake of Pride’s demise failing to gain long term traction. Singapore-based ONE Fighting Championship is poised to take over. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is slowly capturing moments to try and do some business there, as this planned return demonstrates.