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UFC Confirms Suspicions, Gives Japan the Cold Shoulder

UFC President Dana White has talked consistently over the years about how the UFC will remain progressive in its approach to gaining popularity worldwide. The promotion has made huge strides to expand internationally, transcending cultural boundaries that other sports like football, baseball, and basketball have only been able to do at a minimum.

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UFC to Return to Japan in 2012

  For the first time in the Zuffa era, the UFC will hit Japan in February of 2012 for a live PPV. Yes, the show will be at 10AM local time, 9PM eastern. Information is coming out via...

We knew UFC was planning a return trip to run a show in Japan. We just didn't know when. It...

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We knew UFC was planning a return trip to run a show in Japan. We just didn't know when. It appears now we do, at least tentatively, as MMA Weekly brings word that UFC is targeting Feb. 26, 2012 as the date they will return to "The Land of the Rising Sun," the first time the promotion will have been there in 12 years. It's unclear at this time exactly what venue will host the show, but the Saitama Super Arena appears to be the leading candidate.

Dream Planning May Bantamweight Tournament in Japan

Dream's promoters announced yesterday that they are planning a May event in Japan featuring Shinya Aoki and others.

The Mystery Behind the UFC's Goals in Japan

BloodyElbow.com's Leland Roling takes an in-depth look at the goals for the UFC as they attempt to enter the Japanese market following the inevitable demise of the sport's major promotions in the region. The UFC is rumored to be eying entry into Japan in late 2011, possibly December.

With FEG's Future Uncertain, Dynamite!! 2010 Is Still Becoming a Solid Card

With FEG's Future Uncertain, Dynamite!! 2010 Is Still Becoming a Solid Card

The Fracture of a DREAM; The Weight Class Discussion

The only real stories coming out of DREAM.15 involve weight-cutting and what DREAM needs to do to be competitive with its American counterparts. This is very much a departure from last year, where...

More Dream 15 "Fated Rivals" fights announced: Katsunori Kikuno vs. Gesias "JZ"...

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More Dream 15 "Fated Rivals" fights announced: Katsunori Kikuno vs. Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante Melvin Manhoef vs. Tatsuya Mizuno The theme for Dream 15 is "Fated Rivials" seems like there will be some grudge matches announced for this event. HT: MMAFighting.com

UFC Launches UFC Japan

UFC Launches UFC Japan mobile sites.

DREAM 7 Quick Results -Bibiano Fernandez def. Takafumi Otsuka via Unanimous Decision -Joe...

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DREAM 7 Quick Results -Bibiano Fernandez def. Takafumi Otsuka via Unanimous Decision -Joe Warren def. Chase Beebe via TKO (cut) Rd.1 -Abel Cullum def. Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura via Unanimous Decision -Yoshiro Maeda def. Micah Miller via Unanimous Decision -Hiroyuki Takaya def. Jong Won Kim via TKO (punches) Rd.2 -Masakazu Imanari def. Atsushi Yamamoto via Split Decision Non-Tournament Bouts: -Mitsuhiro Ishida def. Daisuke Nakamura via Unanimous Decision -Shinya Aoki def. David Gardner via submission (RNC) Rd.1 -Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Ross Ebanez via submission (RNC) Rd.1
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