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UFC Goes to Saitama Super Arena on February 2012

Written on July 05, 2011 by Lulu

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After announcing at the UFC 132 post-fight press conference that UFC will be heading to Japan, the promotion declared that they will be going to the Land of the Rising Sun on February 2012.

A week after UFC President – – announced that the promotion will be conducting an event in , officials already declared a tentative date and venue. Based on a Sunday report, UFC officials set the undisclosed event on February 26, 2012 at the in Saitama, . However, UFC is still looking for other several locations that could host their upcoming event.

, UFC executive vice president, is negotiating with several officials to secure a finalized date and venue. He is said to be in talks with other  Japanese promoters who have used the Saitama Super Arena to help them hold an event there. However, it is still unclear whether Zuffa will collaborate with Japanese promotions or not.

Dana White added that Japan is an important part of the company’s plan to expand their promotions and fights to Asia. That is considered to be a major market for the near future.

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  • Anonymous

    Wow, getting UFC into Japan was a huge job, as far as I know they have been having problems for years with that

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