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UFC Returns to Japan in March 2013

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff


The UFC continues to expand globally but returning to a new market is as important as going there in the first place.

They will do just that come March 3, 2013 when the return to the “Land of the Rising Sun” in Japan for a show set to land at the Saitama Super Arena.

According to the UFC’s head of operations in Asia Mark Fischer speaking at the UFC on Fuel TV 6 post fight press conference, plans are in place for the promotion to return to Japan early next year.

The date of March 3 falls on a Sunday in Japan, but because of time differences, that would allow for the show to air in the United States at a regular time slot.

There was no announcement regarding the type of show that the event would be, but due to the Saturday night time slot and all of the UFC on Fox cards already announced, it would appear this show will serve most likely as UFC 157.

The UFC last landed in Japan for UFC 144 in which Benson Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar for the UFC lightweight title.

The initial report about the UFC’s return to Japan comes courtesy of MMAJunkie.com.

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