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 loss to Travis Browne in 2013 and will be looking to prove he is still one of the best fighters in the world today. Nelson is looking to turn around a two fight losing streak in the heavyweight fight by sending Barnett to the mat with his big right hand.
Gegard Mousasi will also be fighting in Japan for the first time since his last fight in DREAM. Mousasi held the light heavyweight and middleweight championships in the promotion and will be a good step up in competition for Uriah Hall.
Mizuto Hirota and Teruto Ishihara will be clashing in the the middle of the cage to decide who is the next featherweight in the UFC. Barnett and Nelson coached a these two to the finals of their tournament and it will all come to an end this weekend. Check out the rest of the card below!
Main Card (FS1, 10:00 PM ET)
Josh Barnett vs. Roy Nelson
Uriah Hall vs. Gegard Mousasi
Chico Camus vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
Takeya Mizugaki vs. George Roop
Mizuto Hirota vs. Teruto Ishihara [“Road to UFC: Japan” FW Final]
Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Matt Hobar
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2, 8:00 PM ET)
Diego Brandao vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Li Jingliang vs. Keita Yakamura
Nick Hein vs. Yusuke Kasuya
Kajan Johnson vs. Naoyuki Kotani
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 7:30 PM ET)
Shinsho Anzai vs. Roger Zapata
What do you think would be a safe parlay? Make your predictions in the comment section below!
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