Official announcement of UFC Japan


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Official announcement of UFC Japan

As reported months back, UFC will be returning to Japan for the first time since 2000 with a show on 2/26 at the Saitama Super Arena.
A press conference was held on Tuesday in Tokyo with Zuffa Asia's Exective Vice President Mark Fischer, who formerly ran NBA operations in China made the announcement for the first of what they talked about as an annual Japanese show.
Names talked about at the press conference were Yoshihiro Akiyama, Kid Yamamoto, Yushin Okami, Hatsu Hioki, Michihiro Omigawa, Takenori Gomi, Riki Fukuda and Takeya Mizugaki. Dana White appeared via video at the press conference talking about Japan being a former hotbed of the sport and mentioning people like Mirko Cro Cop and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira who had been stars in Japan before they were stars in th rest of the world.
The show will take place starting at 10 a.m. in Japan, with the PPV matches at Noon, so it will air in prime time in North America.