Ultimate Fighting Championship plans to return to Japan on
UFC officials announced the news on Saturday following
UFC on Fuel TV 6, which served as the organization’s debut show
on Chinese soil. The UFC’s upcoming Japanese event has not yet been
named, but it is expected to take place at the Saitama Super Arena,
the longtime home of the defunct
Pride Fighting Championships.
The Las Vegas-based promotion last visited the Land of the Rising
Sun for February’s UFC
144, which was also held in Saitama. That event was headlined
Henderson’s title-winning performance against reigning
lightweight king Frankie
Edgar, marking the promotion’s first trip to Japan since UFC 29
in December 2000.
UFC on Fuel TV 6 took place at the Cotai Arena in Cotai, Macau and
Le deliver a stunning, first-round knockout of Rich
Franklin in the evening’s main event, rendering the former UFC
middleweight king unconscious in just 2:17.