UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

View previous topic View next topic Go down

UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

Post by Rizin=PRIDEFC on Thu May 14, 2015 10:09 am

PASAY, Philippines – The UFC today announced it will return to Japan on Sept. 27, when heavyweight contenders Roy Nelson (20-11 MMA, 7-7 UFC) and Josh Barnett (33-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will face off in a five-round main event that serves as the conclusion of a brand new reality series.

Executive Vice President and General Manager of UFC Asia Ken Berger revealed the two will serve as coaches on “Road to UFC: Japan,” a new reality series that will follow eight Japanese MMA hopefuls who will compete with each other to earn a UFC contract.

“We are very happy to be bringing our live event to the Saitama Super Arena once again this year,” Berger stated. “There is a rich and diverse MMA talent in Japan, and we’re positive that through ‘Road to UFC: Japan,’ we will uncover more UFC prospects.”

Berger made the announcement at Thursday’s Ultimate Media Day session in advance of “UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs. Faber,” which takes place Saturday at Mall

Filming for the series is set to begin later this month and is expected to take place both in Las Vegas and Japan. Unlike “The Ultimate Fighter,” the athletes are not expected to live together during the duration of filming.

“Road to UFC: Japan” airs in Japan beginning in September.

The Nelson vs. Barnett fight headliners serves as the main event of UFC Fight Night 78. Due to the time difference, the event will air on Sept. 26 in North America.

Broadcast plans were not immediately revealed.

Nelson is currently ranked No. 13 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA heavyweight rankings, while Barnett sits at No. 8.


http://mmajunkie.com/2015/05/ufc-sets-roy-nelson-vs-josh-barnett-for-september-in-japan-launches-new-reality-show

____
Nice to see Barnett back  in action!
avatar
Rizin=PRIDEFC
Moderator

Location : Croatia
Posts : 1150
Join date : 2013-11-08

Back to top Go down

Re: UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

Post by Audax on Thu May 14, 2015 4:58 pm

Doesn't sound like a new show to me, sounds like another shitty TUF.
avatar
Audax
G-MMA Twitter & Moderator

Location : Lakeport, California
Age : 28
Posts : 3883
Join date : 2011-11-14

http://aeck.bandcamp.com

Back to top Go down

Re: UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

Post by Heretic on Thu May 14, 2015 5:01 pm

eww..... another cage event at Saitama
avatar
Heretic
Moderator

Age : 31
Posts : 1035
Join date : 2012-07-25

Back to top Go down

Re: UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

Post by fka on Thu May 14, 2015 5:23 pm

ANOTHER SUB VICTORY FOR WARMASTER LOL

_________________
"When I'am hurting my opponent too badly i show him mercy,but when he takes advantage of that mercy i end the fight."FEDOR

"Catch wrestling is the violent sport,don't get me wrong bjj guys are bad asses but its pro wrestling all the way."WARMASTER

BELLATOR #1
avatar
fka

Location : modesto,california USA
Age : 32
Posts : 6543
Join date : 2013-05-23

http://mmaplayground.com,global-mma.com

Back to top Go down

Re: UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Thu May 14, 2015 6:24 pm

Sounds like more typical Zuffa garbage.
avatar
TeamJohnPerretti
Moderator

Location : USA
Posts : 1855
Join date : 2013-12-25

Back to top Go down

Re: UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

Post by God of Thunder on Thu May 14, 2015 6:38 pm

JMMA is back!!

avatar
God of Thunder
Admin

Location : Sweden
Posts : 2929
Join date : 2014-02-14

Back to top Go down

Re: UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

Post by megaronnie on Thu May 14, 2015 6:55 pm


_________________


Never Forget.......

avatar
megaronnie

Location : soho rooftops
Posts : 434
Join date : 2013-07-15

Back to top Go down

Re: UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

Post by CDF47 on Mon May 18, 2015 5:29 pm

Barnett by UD

_________________
MMA Major Leagues: UFC, RIZIN, Bellator, KSW, PFL, ROAD FC, ONE, Fight Nights, M-1 Global
Isaiah 53, Daniel 9:25-27, Acts 4:12
http://www.godandscience.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVkdQhNdzHU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzj8iXiVDT8
avatar
CDF47
G-MMA Rankings & Moderator

Location : United States
Posts : 11566
Join date : 2011-12-04

Back to top Go down

Re: UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

Post by stu3ufc on Tue May 19, 2015 11:31 am

AudaxSynth wrote:Doesn't sound like a new show to me, sounds like another shitty TUF.

hahaha Rolling LMAO

I wonder who's in it?

_________________




avatar
stu3ufc

Posts : 5132
Join date : 2011-11-12

Back to top Go down

Re: UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

Post by Heretic on Tue May 19, 2015 4:00 pm

stu3ufc wrote:
AudaxSynth wrote:Doesn't sound like a new show to me, sounds like another shitty TUF.

hahaha Rolling LMAO

I wonder who's in it?



<--------- this guy most likely
avatar
Heretic
Moderator

Age : 31
Posts : 1035
Join date : 2012-07-25

Back to top Go down

Re: UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show

Post by InfinityLens on Sun May 24, 2015 5:43 pm

Looks like fun!

_________________
If anybody is wondering why I don't post on Global MMA or Sherdog anymore it is because I needed to focus on other things in my life and posting was taking up too much time.

Don't worry I am still here lurking!
avatar
InfinityLens

Location : The Global MMA Forum
Posts : 1208
Join date : 2015-04-26

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum