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Feb 3, 2014 8:18 am

UFC signs top Japanese prospect

A top 135-pound prospect has joined the ranks of the UFC. According to Bloody Elbow, Japan’s Michinori Tanaka (9-0) is the latest addition to the bantamweight division. Tanaka has been on the radar for awhile since he was the Shooto Rookie Champion in 2011, and he continued his unbeaten streak while dominating the PXC bantamweight...

Feb 28, 2013 10:02 am

Diego Sanchez Gets “Dream” Fight In Japan This Weekend | UFC NEWS

“Coming to Japan was always a great goal and a dream of mine growing up, fighting through King of the Cage,” Diego Sanchez said at the UFC on FUEL TV 8 Pre-Fight Press Conference on Feb. 28 in Japan. Sanchez (23-5) is slated to fight Takanori Gomi (34-8) March 3 at UFC on FUEL TV...

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...

Aug 30, 2012 11:13 am

UFC Slated to Bring 4 Shows to Japan in 2013 | UFC News

UFC went to Japan Feb this year after a very long time.  UFC 144 exceeded expectation resulting 4 small shows scheduled in Japan for 2013.  Plans of connecting to the Japanese audience and producing new stars is to set motion.  Fighter’s Only Mag reports: “The UFC is reportedly considering the creation of a Japanese ‘mini series’ that...

Jul 16, 2012 11:15 am

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...

Feb 25, 2012 11:46 am

UFC Heavyweight Roy "Big Country" Nelson Tours Japan (Video)

Roy “Big Country” Nelson toured Japan during the lead up to UFC 144 tonight. UFC 144 is set to go down tonight live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson. The event marks the UFC’s first...

Feb 25, 2012 9:10 am

Helwani Hits The Streets In Japan Looking For UFC Fans (Video)

UFC 144 is set to go down tonight live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will be headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Benson Henderson. The event marks the UFC’s first ever return to Japan since UFC 29 in 2000. Read More: UFC 144, Frankie...

Feb 24, 2012 3:06 pm

UFC Champ GSP Gets Schooled in Japan (Video)

Georges St-Pierre goes to school in spiritual home of martial arts While in Tokyo, Japan for this Saturday’s UFC 144 super-card, martial arts aficionado Georges St-Pierre took the opportunity to train in the birthplace of hand-to-hand combat. The reigning UFC welterweight champion, who has always considered himself a martial artist first and foremost, takes instruction...

Feb 22, 2012 1:12 pm

UFC 144's Quinton "Rampage" Jackson looking to Knockout Bader for Japanese fans

By: Joshua Carey Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has returned to Japan for the first time since PRIDE 31 in 2006. Jackson, who spent five-years fighting in the country during his tenure under the aforementioned PRIDE banner meets Ryan Bader in the co-headliner at UFC 144’s pay-per-view inside Saitama Super Arena. With a professional career that spans...

Feb 22, 2012 9:05 am

Photo Gallery | UFC 144 Fighter's Around Japan

For the first time in the ZUFFA owned UFC era the UFC is in Japan. Japan is commonly considered as the birth place for Mixed Martial Arts and many cannot wait for this show to go down on Saturday. Continue on to the next page for some candid shots of the fighters while in “The...

Nov 28, 2011 8:16 am

UFC NEWS – George Sotiropoulos Returns Against Takanori Gomi In Japan

A lightweight matchup has been added to the UFC 144 event set to take place in Japan between top lightweight, George Sotiropoulos and Japanese MMA legend Takanori Gomi. UFC officials announced the addition to the card during today’s pre-fight press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Ballroom in Tokyo, Japan. “UFC 144: Japan” is set to...