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Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson to Headline UFC Return to Japan

Posted on by Erik Fontanez

Mark-Hunt-Roy-Nelson-UFCA heavyweight fight between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson will headline the UFC’s return to Japan on Sept. 21, officials announced on Friday.

The card, dubbed UFC Fight Night Tokyo, will take place at the Saitama Super Arena and stream on UFC Fight Pass, officials wrote in a statement.

Hunt (9-8-1) last fought in one of the most memorable bouts in UFC history, when he and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva exchanged blows for five rounds last December. The match ended in a draw, and Silva later tested positive for elevated testosterone.

Nelson (20-9) will come into the September fight off a win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi. The finish of Nogueira was Nelson’s 18th career win within the distance.

The Hunt-Nelson main event will be a five-round fight.

(Image via UFC Instagram)

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