UFC JAPAN: FUEL 8 FULL FIGHT CARD, PRESSER PHOTOS

The UFC descends upon Japan again this weekend, with a fight card stacked with past JMMA and PRIDE days fan favorites, as well as Asian athletes who can finally get the chance to compete on the world stage in their own time zone.

At the pre-fight presser, eight of the Main Event fighters ascended the podium for introductions prior to workouts. Wanderlei Silva makes his triumphant return to Japan against American military hero Brian Stann as the Main Event. Ring legend Mark Hunt gets set to go giant felling yet again against Stefan Struve, towering above everyone else at the pre-fight press conference. Takanori Gomi returnes after his Fight of the Night in UFC Macau against a very game Diego Sanchez. And Yushin Okami continues climbing the ladder back into contention against Hector Lombard.

UFC Japan 2013 on FUEL TV 8
March 3, 2013
Tokyo, JAPAN

WANDERLEI SILVA (34 – 12 – 1) vs BRIAN STANN (12 – 5)

Stefan Struve (25 – 5 – 0) vs Mark Hunt (8 – 7 – 0)

Diego Sanchez (23 – 5 – 0) vs Takanori Gomi (34 – 8 – 0)

Hector Lombard (32 – 3 – 1) vs Yushin Okami (28 – 7 – 0)

Siyar Bahadurzada (21 – 4 – 1) vs Dong Hyun Kim (16 – 2 – 1)

Rani Yahya (17 – 7 – 0) vs Mizuto Hirota (14 – 5 – 1)

Riki Fukuda (19 – 6 – 0) vs Brad Tavares (9 – 1 – 0)

Takeya Mizugaki (16 – 7 – 2) vs Bryan Caraway (17 – 5 – 0)

Cristiano Marcello (13 – 4 – 0) vs Kazuki Tokudome (11 – 3 – 1)

Alex Caceres (8 – 5 – 0) vs Kyung Ho Kang (11 – 6 – 0)

Marcelo Guimaraes (8 – 0 – 0) vs Hyun Gyu Lim (10 – 3 – 1)

In the far back, Gomi watches Sanchez warm up.