There is something about Japan and MMA that just feels so right, so natural, like it belongs together. Sure, maybe I yearn for the days of Pancrase, PRIDE, Shooto and even DREAM and Sengoku in a way, but there is nothing wrong with that. The UFC returns to Japan this September with their UFC Fight Night Japan event that will feature Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson in the main event. That, of course, means that UFC Fight Night Japan is going to have some crazy Japanese promotion behind it.
This has not disappointed at all. This is just everything that we’d want from a UFC Fight Night Japan promo and more. There is no nu-metal, none of the same tired production. This is new, this is fresh. Damn, I miss Japan being a MMA hotbed.