The UFC promotion will return to action on Saturday night from the “Land of the Rising Sun” when s heavyweights Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson do battle in the main event of UFC Fight Night 75. The event will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and will air on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.
Barnett (33-7) will be returning to action for the first time since losing to Travis Browne via TKO in December 2013. The former UFC heavyweight champion fought almost exclusively in Japan from 2003 through 2008 in the PRIDE and DREAM promotions mostly.
Nelson (20-11) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Alistair Overeem in March 2015. Nelson has lost four of his last five bouts, with the lone win coming against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
The co-main event will feature a middleweight scrap between Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall.
The UFC Fight Night 75 full card is below:
Main Card (FOX Sports 1 @10 p.m. ET)
- Josh Barnett vs. Roy Nelson
- Gegard Mousasi vs. Uriah Hall
- Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Chico Camus
- Takeya Mizugaki vs. George Roop
- Katsunori Kikuno vs. Diego Brandao
- Mizuto Hirota vs. Teruto Ishihara
Preliminary Fight (FOX Sports 1 @ 8 p.m. ET)
- Keita Nakamura vs. Li Jingliang
- Nick Hein vs. Yusuke Kasuya
- Naoyuki Kotani vs. Kajan Johnson
- Shinsho Anzai vs. Roger Zapata
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