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UFC has a series planned in Japan in 2013
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 August 2012 01:51
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Thursday, 30 August 2012 01:51

The UFC is putting together a Japan only series that will take place in Japan throughout 2013 according to Japanese sports paper NikkanSports.

The company has been planning to put together a series of events that will take place within smaller venues.  Four events will take place throughout 2013, according to the article.  The series will be “Japanese fighter” centric, said Mark Fisher, UFC’s Asian chief.  The plan is to hold the events in a venue to be named with a target attendance of 5000 people.

The events will not fall into the number series of events.  No word was given as to the airing of the events, but it seems the ball is rolling for this sort of event.

The UFC returned to Japan this year with great fan faire.  Fans packed Saitama Super Arena to watch some of the companies biggest names from both present and past put on an exciting show.

Original story from NikkanSports



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