A nostalgic Jussier Formiga reveals why he asked for a fight at UFC Japan

Jussier Formiga is slated to meet Yuta Sasaki at the UFC Japan card in Saitama on Friday, and despite being many miles away from home, he is feeling nostalgic about the opportunity.

The flyweight veteran only fought once in Japan before. Back in 2009, when he was a 6-0 rising talent from Natal who had just won the Shooto South American belt, Formiga stepped into the Shooto ring in Japan against Shinichi Kojima.

"It was my first international fight, and I never had the chance to fight there...

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