Luke Thomas and Kid Nate talk about UFC 144 and review UFC on Fuel Tv.
Japanese superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama returns to fight in Japan for the first time in four years at UFC 144.
The Stag Party tackles the state of MMA in Asia. UFC in Japan, the ONE FC - Dream partnership, URCC, CFC, Road FC, and more!
According to a report from MMAFighting.com's Daniel Herbertson, the UFC has finally wised up to the realities of promoting an event in Japan. It was originally suggested by UFC President Dana White that the UFC Japan card, scheduled to take place at Saitama Super Arena on February 26, would act as a prelude to a stateside pay-per-view, but sources have confirmed that the UFC has nixed that approach
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.
After months of speculating whether the UFC was serious about heading back to the Land of the Rising Sun, UFC Asia marketing director Mark Fischer officially announced yesterday that the UFC will hold an event on Sunday, February 26th at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, 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.