With the newly extended roster of Japanese fighters Kid Yamamoto, Michihiro Omigawa, and Riki Fukuda, and new contract deals in place with Japanese cellular networks to give the option of UFC updates, UFC executive vice President and managing director of Asia Mark Fischer says this is the best time to start looking at a live UFC event in Japan.

“Today is a very important step in expanding our media platforms to bring the UFC to more Japanese fans than ever before,” UFC executive vice President and managing director of Asia Mark Fischer said. “We want to make sure that any fan who wants to watch the UFC has the best access they can and, at the same time, reach new fans.”

“There has never been a better time to be a UFC fan in Japan,” Fischer said. “Along with our existing partnership with WOWOW, the two deals announced continue to expand our media partnerships and consumer reach.

“Furthermore, the UFC is clearly building momentum in Japan toward finally bringing a live UFC event here for the first time in over a decade.”

Source: 5th Round