The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Saitama Super Arena in Japan for the first time in a year this week with UFC Fight Night 75: Barnett vs. Nelson, after Friday’s (Saturday in Japan) weigh-ins made the bouts official.
Barnett rose to prominence fighting for numerous Japanese organizations, most prominently as the King of Pancrase and during his time fighting for Pride FC, but also forged a strong fan base in professional wrestling.
Nelson, however, is not stranger to Japan either. In fact, the last time the UFC held an event at the Saitama Super Arena, last September, Nelson headlined the card opposite Mark Hunt. This time around, he’ll be hoping for a much better outcome, as Hunt knocked Nelson out in the second round.
UFC Fight Night 75: Barnett vs. Nelson Weigh-in Results
Main Card (on FOX Sports 1)
Josh Barnett (239) vs. Roy Nelson (261)
Gegard Mousasi (186) vs. Uriah Hall (186)
Kyoji Horiguchi (125) vs. Chico Camus (126.5)
Takeya Mizugaki (136) vs. George Roop (135)
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto (18-6, 2 NC) vs. Matt Hobar (9-3) –> CANCELLED
Katsunori Kikuno (145) vs. Diego Brandao (146)
Mizuto Hirota (146) vs. Teruto Ishihara (146)
Preliminary Bouts (on FOX Sports 2)
Keita Nakamura (170) vs. Li Jingliang (171)
Nick Hein (155) vs. Yusuke Kasuya (156)
Naoyuki Kotani (156) vs. Kajan Johnson (156)
Shinsho Anzai (170) vs. Roger Zapata (171)