The lineup for the UFC’s return to Japan later this year is rapidly filling up, as several new bouts have been placed on the UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Hunt card.
Set for September 20 from Saitama, Japan and the Saitama Super Arena, the card features a main event pitting Roy Nelson against Mark Hunt.
Other bouts recently announced include Sam Sicilia vs. Katsunori Kikuno, Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Kyle Noke, Maximo Blanco vs. Dan Hooker and Johnny Case vs. Kazuki Tokudome.
Kyoji Horiguchi is expected to remain on the card despite losing his scheduled opponent, Chris Cariaso. Cariaso will challenge UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in August.
Below is the current list of fights announced:
Heavyweight: Roy Nelson vs. Mark Hunt
Female Bantamweight: Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai
Flyweight: Kyoji Horiguchi vs. TBA
Lightweight: Myles Jury vs. Takanori Gomi
Welterweight: Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Takenori Sato
Welterweight: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Kyle Noke
Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Lightweight: Johnny Case vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Featherweight: Maximo Blanco vs. Dan Hooker
Welterweight: Richard Walsh vs. Kiichi Kunimoto
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