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UFC Targeting February 26, 2012 for Return to Japan

The UFC is targeting February 26, 2012 for its anticipated return to Japan, with the Saitama Super Arena being the favorite to host the promotion’s first event in the country in nearly 12 years, MMAWeekly reports.

“We’re going to come the Japan, and probably very soon,” UFC President Dana White said this past week.

The event would be the UFC’s first in Japan since UFC 29 in December 2000, which featured the likes of Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes, and Tito Ortiz, and its first in Saitama following four previous events in the country.

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