The UFC is putting together a Japan-only series that will take place throughout 2013, according to the Japanese sportspaper NikkanSports.

The company has been planning to put together a series of events that will take place within smaller venues in Japan.  Four events will take place throughout 2013, according to the report.  The series will be “Japanese fighter” centric, said Mark Fisher, the UFC’s Asian chief. The plan is to hold the events in a venue to be named with a target attendance of about 5,000 people.

The Japanese series will not fall into the UFC’s numbered series of events. No word was given as to broadcast plans for the series, but it seems the ball is rolling for 2013.

The UFC returned to Japan this year with great fanfare with UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson.  Fans packed Saitama Super Arena to watch some of the companies biggest names from both present and past put on an exciting show. Benson Henderson captured the UFC lightweight championship from Frankie Edgar at the February event.

Courtesy of MMAWeekly.com content partner AsianMMA.com.

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