"Kinnikuman" Artist Draws Stars of UFC's Upcoming Japanese Event

UFC returns to Saitama Super Arena for third fight card on September 20th

On September 20th, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Japan with UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson, the mixed martial arts promotion's third fight card at Japan's Saitama Super Arena following UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson in February 2012 and UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann in March 2013. As with previous Japanese trips, promotional efforts got a bit of help from Yudetamago, creator(s) of manga's intergalactic wrestler Kinnikuman.




The main card includes

Heavyweight Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson        
Women's Bantamweight Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai        
Flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Jon Delos Reyes  


While other announced fights feature

  • Featherweight bout: Sam Sicilia vs. Katsunori Kikuno
  • Lightweight bout: Myles Jury vs. Takanori Gomi
  • Lightweight bout: Johnny Case vs. Kazuki Tokudome
  • Featherweight bout: Maximo Blanco vs. Dan Hooker
  • Welterweight bout: Richard Walsh vs. Kiichi Kunimoto
  • Welterweight bout: Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Takenori Sato
  • Bantamweight bout: Michinori Tanaka vs. Kyung Ho Kang
  • Bantamweight bout: Masanori Kanehara vs. Alex Caceres
  • Welterweight bout: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Amir Sadollah



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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