Full-size UFC on FUEL TV 8 poster for UFC Japan 2013 on 3/2/13.
UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs Stann will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
UFC on FUEL 8 will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Japanese MMA legend Wanderlei Silva and former WEC 205-pound champion Brian Stann. "The Axe Murderer" and the "All-American" are both moving back up from middleweight for this fight. In true PRIDE-fashion, the co-main event will feature the UFC's tallest and shortest UFC heavyweights fighters, with the seven-foot-tall Stefan Struve taking on the 5-foot-10 Mark Hunt. Former PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi will be in action at UFC on FUEL TV 8 against Diego Sanchez, who will be returning to the lightweight division after a run at welterweight. Also featured on the main card will be a middleweight bout between former Bellator 185-pound champion Hector Lombard and UFC mainstay Yushin Okami.