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UFC: Slated for a Japan Return in 2012

Written on September 06, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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It's official! UFC will make a comeback in Japan next year.

UFC President, Dana White, and Head of UFC Asian offices, Mark Fischer, announced via taped message that the promotion would be coming to Saitama Super Arean in Japan on February 26, 2012. But while details on who would be appearing in the show are still vague, it’s likely that several of UFC talents from Japan and surrounding areas would be part of the February card.

Other fighters, such as Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria, expressed their interest in competing in Japan. Big Nog spent several years fighting in the Land of the Rising Sun when he was part of Pride Fighting Championships. UFC still houses Pride veterans – like Mirko Cro Cop, Wanderlei Silva, and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua – who made their names for themselves in Japan.

The UFC will return in Japan for the first time in more that 14 years when the promotion lands in the country on February 2012.

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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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