UFC Fight Night Japan 2014: All You Need to Know Before the Main Event

UFC Fight Night Japan

We’ve compiled everything you need to know before UFC Fight Night 2014 comes to town this week:

Yesterday’s Heroes, Tomorrow’s Legends

Vice covers MMA’s history in Japan and its outlook towards the future. As former PRIDE executive, Nobuyuki Sakakibara, notes that the backstory and lifestyle of the fighters resonate well with the Japanese, not just the numbers and fighting ability, Vice follows one of Japan’s most popular former PRIDE fighters active in the UFC, Takanori Gomi, on his way to fight in the upcoming UFC Japan event.

Land of the Rising Stars

Take a behind-the-scenes look at veteran fighter, Yoshiro Akiyama and UFC newcomer, Kiichi Kunimoto, in a mini-documentary following the Osaka-natives in their hometown and their training facility in Akasaka, Tokyo.

Fight Card

Dan Hooker

Nationality: New Zealand
Date of Birth: 2/13/1990
KOs: 12 wins and 4 losses

Maximo Blanco

Nationality: Venezuela
Date of Birth: 10/16/1983
KOs: 10 wins and 6 losses and 1 draw

Johnny Case

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 6/28/1989
KOs: 13 wins and 4 losses

Tokudome Kazuki

Nationality: Japan
Date of Birth: 3/4/1987
KOs: 12 wins and 5 losses and 1 draw

Takenori Sato

Nationality: Japan
Date of Birth: 6/8/1985
7 draws 17 wins and nine losses: KOs

Hyun Gyu Lim

Nationality: South Korea
Date of Birth: 1/16/1985
KOs: 12 wins 4 losses and 1 draw

Sam Sicilia

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 2/1/1986
KOs: 13 wins and 4 losses

Katsunori Kikuno

Nationality: Japan
Date of Birth: 10/30/1981
22 wins 2 draws and 6 losses: KOs

Richard Walsh

Nationality: Australia
Date of Birth: 12/1/1988
KOs: 8 wins and 1 loss

Kiichi Kunimoto

Nationality: Japan
Date of Birth: 5/1/1981
KOs: 17 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw

Rin Nakai

Nationality: Japan
Date of Birth: 10/22/1986
KOs: 16 wins, 0 losses and 1 draw

Miesha Tate

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 8/18/1986
KOs: 14 wins and 5 losses

Kyle Noke

Nationality: Australia
Date of Birth: 3/18/1980
KOs: 20 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw

Yoshihiro Akiyama

Nationality: Japan
Date of Birth: 7/29/1975
KOs: 13 wins and 5 losses

Takanori Gomi

Nationality: Japan
Date of Birth: 9/22/1978
KOs: 35 wins and nine losses

Myles Jury

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 10/31/1988
KOs: 13 wins 0 losses

Roy Nelson

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 6/20/1976
KOs: 21 wins and nine losses

Mark Hunt

Nationality: New Zealand
Date of Birth: 3/23/1974
KOs: 9 wins and 8 losses and 1 draw

UFC

UFC Fight Night Japan Public Weigh-in

Friday, September 19th, 2014
Doors Open 15:00; Autograph Session 15:30 – 16:00 
Guest Fighters:  Uriah Faber, Sasaki Ulka
Weigh in start 16:00 – 16:30 
Saitama Super Arena Gate E2 
 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN 2014 Overview

Saturday, September 20th, 2014
13:30 Doors Open, Start 14: 30 
Venue: Saitama Super Arena
Access: 8 Shintoshin, Chuo-ku; 2 minute-walk from JR Saitama shintoshin Station; 7 minute-walk from JR Kitayono Station
Tickets: Tokyo Weekender http://ufc.tokyoweekender.com
UFC JAPAN official website: http: //ufc-japan.jp/

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