UFC Japan adds KID Yamamoto, Kiichi Strasser, and Kyoji Horiguchi


UFC Japan
UFC Japan

A press conference for the next UFC event in Japan took place on July 1, 2015 in Tokyo.

Main event fighters Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson attended with UFC’s Asia General Manager Kenneth Berger making the announcements. Gegard Mousasi and Roan Carniero also attended.

Special announcement was made of the Japanese fighters who will be on the card.

Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto versus Matt Hobar

Kiichi “Strasser” Kunimoto versus Li Jingliang

Kyoji Horiguchi versus TBA

UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs Nelson will take place on September 27th at Saitama Super Arena.  It will be the finale for the new reality show for the Japan market called “Road to UFC: Japan” which features eight Japanese featherweights in a tournament.