Tokyo, Japan – Following a very successful event last February, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® today officially announced its return to Japan’s Saitama Super Arena, the 20,000-seat venue on the outskirts of Tokyo, on Sunday, March 3. Bouts for UFC Japan will be announced in the days to come.
“After an amazing event last February, we’re excited to bring the UFC back to Japan for the second year in a row,” said UFC President Dana White. “Japan has such a big fan base that we knew we couldn’t stay away for too long. I can't wait to get back to Japan in March!”
“It was a tremendous achievement to bring the UFC to Japan last February and I am looking forward to our return following the success of that event,” said Managing Director of UFC Asia Mark Fischer. “Our Japanese fans have been supportive of this sport for many years and we are delighted to bring them, once again, a great card and the opportunity to view the best talent and production this sport has to offer. Our next event at Saitama Arena on March 3 will continue to showcase how popular the UFC and mixed martial arts has become on the global stage.”
Tickets for UFC® JAPAN 2013 go on-sale to UFC Japan Fan Club members at 10 AM, Dec. 13 at http://www.ufcfanclub.jp and are priced at JPY 100,000 (VIP), 34,000 (RS), 19,000 (SS), 9,800 (S) and 5,800 (A). UFC Japan Fan Club http://www.ufcjapanfanclub.jp will launch on Dec. 13 and the membership fee will be priced at JPY 6,000. Regular on-sale date for the general public is currently targeted for mid-January.
Also on Thursday, Dec. 13, UFC Mobile subscribers and users of Ticket Board, an online ticketing site focused on major entertainment and sports, will have the opportunity to purchase tickets through http://ufcm.jp/pc/index.html and http://tickebo.jp respectively.
Additionally, tickets will go on-sale Tuesday, Dec. 11 through Lawson convenient stores located throughout Japan. To purchase tickets, visit a local Lawson location or go to www.L-tike.com.
Readers of E-Plus, a play-guide publication circulated at 8,649 Family Mart convenience stores in Japan, may purchase tickets on Friday, Dec. 21 online at http://eplus.jp/sys/web/sports/battle/index.html.
UFC® JAPAN 2013 will air live on numerous UFC broadcast partners in Japan and globally, as well as FUEL TV in North America on Saturday, March 3.
For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.
About Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world.
UFC programming is broadcast in over 149 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 30 different languages. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with over two million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, and a new franchise in development with EA, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.