A press conference for the next UFC event in Japan took place on 1 July, 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 were also in attendance.
Special announcement was made of the Japanese fighters who will be on the card.
Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto will face Matt Hobar, while Kiichi “Strasser” Kunimoto will meet Li Jingliang in a welterweight scrap. Kyoji Horiguchi will also be part of the event, but an opponent is yet to be announced.
UFC Fight Night: Barnett vs Nelson will take place on 27 September at Saitama Super Arena. It will also serve as the finale its reality TV show Road to UFC: Japan, which features eight Japanese featherweights in a tournament.