During media day for UFC Manila which will take place on May 16, 2015, the UFC announced plans for the much talked about Japan fighter reality TV series, now called “Road to UFC: Japan”.
UFC will return to Japan on September 27, 2015 for the finale of the series.
The show will feature eight featherweight fighters from Japan. They will train in their home towns and travel to Las Vegas to the TUF Gym under Coaches Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett. Matches will be made during the series, and two finalists will meet at UFC Fight Night Japan in September. The series will be broadcast in Japan in July weekly up through September. The main event will be Barnett vs Nelson.
UFC Flyweight Champ will be heading to Tokyo this coming week to meet former challenger Kyoji Horiguchi for a special session at Krazy Bee.