The UFC has put together a special look at the world of MMA in Japan ahead of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 52 card from Saitama.
The main event features Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt, but Japanese fighters Takanori Gomi, Yoshihiro Akiyama and others will all be on the UFC Fight Pass event that begins at 12:30 a.m. ET.
Hear what Gomi has to say about his fight and the sport in the special video “Yesterday’s Heroes, Tomorrow’s Legends” in the player below.
“You never forget the UFC once you’ve seen it,” Gomi said. “It’s real fighting. Plain and simple.”
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight pass/3:30 a.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Roy Nelson vs. Mark Hunt
Lightweight: Myles Jury vs. Takanori Gomi
Welterweight: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Amir Sadollah
Female Bantamweight: Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai
Welterweight: Richard Walsh vs. Kiichi Kunimoto
Flyweight: Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Jon Delos Reyes
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/12:30 a.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Alex Caceres vs. Masenori Kanehara
Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Welterweight: Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Takenori Sato
Bantamweight: Michinori Tanaka vs. Kyung Ho Kang
Lightweight: Johnny Case vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Featherweight: Maximo Blanco vs. Dan Hooker