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UFC Fight Night Japan Returns to Saitama Super Arena on Sept. 23

Tokyo – UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization has announced it’s return to Saitama Super Arena on Saturday Sept. 23, 2017. This will be the fifth time UFC has brought their highly anticipated live event to Japan and will be the third event to be held in Asia Pacific this year.

“Our fervent fan base in Japan is a cornerstone of our success in the region and we are thrilled to bring another action-packed live event to the market this year.” UFC Senior Vice President of International and Content, Joe Carr, said “Japan has a rich history in MMA and the traditional martial arts, making it an attractive destination for our athletes.  There is already huge interest from both our athletes and fans surrounding this event.”

UFC is the fastest growing sports organization in the world and is viewed as the pinnacle of MMA by both athletes and fans. With close to 40 Asian fighters signed to its roster, UFC in Asia is growing at an exponential rate. Previous events in the region have taken place in Auckland, Macao, Manila, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, attracting tens of thousands of fans and millions of TV viewers.

Fans are encouraged to visit www.ufc.com/japan to pre-register for tickets which will give them access to pre-sales promotions.  

Dates and times subject to change without notice.

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