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we move on with some new UC News. according to a report in MMA Weekly, the UFC is planning its first visit to Japan and is targeting February 26, 2012 as the date. UFC president Dana White had previously told media that the UFC would host an event in Japan in 2011, but it appears early-2012 is more feasible at this point. The venue that's being discussed is the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, which has a seating capacity of 22,000.
Though it will mark the UFC's first visit to Japan in the Zuffa era, the company last visited the "land of the rising sun" in 2000. The late February date might be bad news for Australian fans, as the UFC has used that specific time window -- the last weekend in February -- for visits to Sydney the last couple of years. White told media at UFC 131 Results that Australia was in the plans as well, also tentatively for 2011. Either way, the UFC is making good on its promise to take its brand all over the world. With the MMA scene in Japan suffering a steep decline over the last few years, not to mention the many former PRIDE stars still on the UFC's active roster, the timing would seem right to resurrect the connection. Check out the full card UFC 132 Results ufc 133 coming soon.