It was made official late last night as the UFC announced that they will in fact return to Japan for the first time since 1997. The show is scheduled to take place early next year on February 26 at the Saitama Super Arena. The arena capacity is expected to fit 20,000 fans after a reconfiguration of the seating.

No fights on the event have been announced as of yet, but expect a Japan majority as we saw recently in UFC 134: Rio. The event is said to also be taking place 10 a.m. in Japan, meaning we will be seeing the event live at its usual time.