Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is returning to “The Land of the Rising Sun” with its latest “Fight Night” mixed martial arts (MMA) card, official for Sept. 23, 2017 inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Potential fights, as well as broadcast plans, have yet to be revealed.
“Our fervent fan base in Japan is a cornerstone of our success in the region and we are thrilled to bring another action-packed live event to the market this year.” UFC Senior Vice President of International and Content, Joe Carr, said. “Japan has a rich history in MMA and the traditional martial arts, making it an attractive destination for our athletes. There is already huge interest from both our athletes and fans surrounding this event.”
The promotion’s last trip to Japan took place in September 2015, when Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson headlined UFC Fight Night 75, also at Saitama Super Arena, first made famous in MMA circles with the now-defunct PRIDE FC.
Expect fight announcements to trickle in over the coming weeks.