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Japanese UFC creeping towards confirmation

Tiny news item from the Nightmare of Battle tumblog:

It looks like UFC will hold a press conference in Japan in the middle of August. Finally time for a UFC Japan event?

Rumors have been floating around for a while that the UFC was looking at a February 26th date at Saitama Super Arena, but you know how these things are. One second they’re talking about taking over the universe with Japan being a target, and then two years later nothing has happened. A press conference is exactly what we need to solidify an event in the land of the rising sun.

And there couldn’t be a better time, with DREAM on it’s deathbed and the rest of the scene in disarray. MMA nerds like to talk about how the gaijins at Zuffa will never crack into Japan, but I’m thinking they’ll do just fine off a show or two a year.