Roy Nelson vs. Mark Hunt to headline UFC Japan in September

UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson
UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson

UFC officials have announced that they will be returning to the “Land of the Rising Sun” on September 21. A heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt will headline the event in a five round affair at the Saitama Super Arena.

This event will air via the UFC Fight Pass subscription service.

Nelson (20-9) is coming off  a first round KO win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in his last outing in April. The hard hitting heavyweight was coming off back-to-back losses, but has won four of his last six with all four wins coming via TKO/KO.

Hunt (9-8-1) is coming off a majority draw decision against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in his last outing in December. Hunt was coming off a KO loss against Junior dos Santos, but has won “Fight of the Night” in his last two fights.

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