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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...

Nov 25, 2011 8:50 am

UFC NEWS – Rampage Gets His Wish, Will Face Ryan Bader In Japan

It was just three days ago we reported here on BJPENN.COM that former UFC light-heavyweight champion; Rampage Jackson was upset at his exclusion from the UFC’s first trip to Japan. “It don’t look like I’m fighting in Japan, which I’m not happy about at all,” Jackson Tweeted. “I think it’s a big mistake by the...

Nov 21, 2011 8:43 am

UFC NEWS – Kongo vs. Hunt Rumored To Be In The Works For UFC 144 In Japan

Last week Cheick Kongo was rumored to have been offered a bout with Roy Nelson. However once Roy Nelson confirmed the bout himself via twitter the UFC quickly shot the possibility down and said they had other plans for Kongo. Now, the rumor floating around is that Kongo will now face fellow striker Mark Hunt...

Nov 21, 2011 5:30 am

UFC NEWS – Hioki vs. Palaszewski Booked For UFC 144 In Japan

Another Japanese fighter will get the chance to fight on his home soil in February and it is none other than featherweight, Hatsu Hioki. Sources close to the situation confirmed Sunday afternoon that Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski is in the works for the UFC’s first ever show in the land of the rising sun....

Nov 18, 2011 3:00 am

UFC NEWS – Shields vs. Akiyama Confirmed For Co-Main Event At UFC 144 In Japan

We reported earlier in the week that Jake Shields would be welcoming Yoshihiro Akiyama to the welterweight division in Japan, however at the time of our initial report, we did not know the bouts placement on the card. Late last night, BJPENN.COM received an email from the Shields camp with confirmation that Shields vs. Akiyama...

Nov 15, 2011 8:03 pm

UFC NEWS – Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis Set For UFC 144 In Japan

We knew it was coming and alas, we have a date and location for the lightweight tilt scheduled between Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis. Sources close to the situation confirmed the fight to BJPENN.COM this evening. “UFC 144”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Nov 15, 2011 10:55 am

UFC NEWS – Okami Books Boetsch For UFC In Japan

Japans most successful UFC fighter, Yushin Okami is planning on bringing the pain to his native soil in 2012 when the UFC heads to Japan in February. “UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As...

Nov 14, 2011 10:46 am

UFC NEWS – Shields Set To Face Welterweight Newcomer Akiyama In Japan

A welterweight clash of epic proportions has just been confirmed by UFC officials to be going down in Japan in 2012 when Jake Shields returns to action to welcome Yoshihiro Akiyama to the UFC’s welterweight division. “UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Sep 8, 2011 10:30 am

UFC President Dana White Promises Japanese Fans An Amazing Experience In 2012

After more than a decade, the wait is finally over. The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed at a Tokyo press conference today that 2012 will mark the return of the world famous Octagon to Japan. Japan’s Saitama Super Arena will host a blockbuster UFC event on February 26, 2012. It will serve as the organization’s first...

Sep 6, 2011 9:12 am

Saitama Super Arena To Host UFC’s Return To Japan On Feb. 26, 2012

The long rumored return to Japan has been booked and confirmed by UFC officials. The news was released by the UFC via twitter overnight. No bouts have been announced to coincide with the organizations return to Japan, however, the UFC currently holds native stand-outs such as Yushin Okami, Hatsu Hioki, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Takanori Gomi and...

May 28, 2017 6:32 am

VIDEO | UFC veteran gets one-punch KO’d in just 14 seconds

TANAKA SLEEPS HIOKI pic.twitter.com/XryRv72COp — FightPicks inc (@MixedMartialBet) May 28, 2017 When Japan’s Hatsu Hioki signed with the UFC back in 2011, he was widely viewed as a legitimate threat to then dominant UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo. Unfortunately, Hioki’s UFC run ended up being a bit of a disappointment. After defeating George Roop and...

May 3, 2017 11:44 am

Report: Anthony Pettis returns to the lightweight division at UFC 213 this July

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had a bit of a tough run as a featherweight. Though he defeated Charles Oliveira in his first fight in the division, he would be TKO’d by Max Holloway in his second – which really wasn’t even technically a featherweight bout, as he missed the division’s 145-pound limit. After...

May 3, 2017 6:42 am

Junior Dos Santos makes bold prediction for UFC 211 showdown with Stipe Miocic

In a few short weeks, in the main event of an absolutely stacked UFC 211, former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will have the opportunity to reclaim the title he once owned when he takes on reigning champion Stipe Miocic. For Dos Santos, there is no feeling in the world like being the UFC heavyweight...

Apr 26, 2017 5:54 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir won’t let USADA ban end career, wants to fight in Japan

Earlier this month, news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had been slapped with a two-year ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency. His suspension stems from an in-competition test, conducted after his knockout loss to Mark Hunt. Mir tested positive for metabolites of the banned substance dehydrochloromethyltestosterone. Initially, it was Mir’s plan to combat...

Apr 16, 2017 6:58 am

VIDEO | UFC veteran Daron Cruickshank gets brutally face-plant KO’d in Rizin FF ring

Though UFC on Fox 24, which was highlighted by emphatic wins from Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, Rose Namajunas and Robert Whittaker, dominated the attention of MMA fans on Saturday night, it was not the only major MMA show on the calendar. Shortly after the UFC on Fox action wore down in Kansas City, Missouri, Nobuyuki...