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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 – Dana White – announced that the promotion will be conducting an event in Japan, 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 Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. However, UFC is still looking for other several locations that could host their upcoming Japan event.

Marke Fischer, 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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UFC, Heading to Japan This Year

Written on July 02, 2011 by Lulu

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After the UFC 132 pre-fight press conference in Japan, Dana White announced that they are planning to have a promotional event in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Last Thrursday afternoon, UFC President – Dana White – confirmed the rumors that the organization will be going to Japan sometime this year. On previous years, Dana White always blamed the rampant organized crime groups in Japan that keeps the UFC out of the said country.

However, on the Thursday’s UFC 132 pre-fight press conference, the UFC President sounded confident on planning to have a Japanese event for the year 2011. He also said that they might branch out with a new season of The Ultimate Fighter in Brazil. He also added that  they are already working on it, and currently had three or four places dialed in. Dana White also mentioned that the Philippines will be added to the next reality show expansion.

When asked why it’s been held for quite some time, he answered by pointing to the rapid growth of the organization. Scheduling events cannot be finish in just a day, and the he still work for even when on vacation because his phone never gets turned off.

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Mark Fischer Heads UFC Asia

Written on August 30, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship is masterminding a plan of taking the East over! Dana White is really making an effort to expand their audience, and it will start in Asia. Thanks to Mark Fischer, he will be the new Managing Director of UFC Asia.

UFC President Dana White is making a plan to dominate the whole world with mixed martial arts. After the UFC 118 event last Saturday, White named Mark Fischer as the latest addition to the company’s global promotional efforts. A NBA executive for 12 years, Fischer will take the lead in moving the UFC brand in Asia. The Asian market opens up the feasibility of airing UFC products in over one billion households. It’s a major move for the company, who aims to make mixed martial arts and its brand the biggest sport in the world. The new Managing Director of UFC Asia even pointed out that UFC got numerous market in Asia,  particularly China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

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