The UFC will be hitting Japan in December 2011 according to Japanese Magazine ‘Nightmare of Battle‘ in which they quoted the UFC President, Dana White saying:
“A Japan event is already in this years schedule”
This would be the second time the promotion would host an event in Japan since UFC 15.5 on Dec. 21, 1997 featuring Randy Couture vs Maurice Smith, and Kazushi Sakuraba vs Marcus Silveira. This however would be the first time since the Zuffa organization took ownership however. This news isn’t out of the blue as we reported recently that UFC execs said Japan event in the works. With numerous Japanese fighters such as Kid Yamamoto recently added to the roster, it is no surprise that the UFC would like to utilize their fame in Japan.