UFC Ultimate Japan 1 event flyer. This flyer measures approximately 8.25 by 11.75 inches. This image on this flyer is completely different than both American and Japanese version event posters. This flyer was only distributed in Japan.
Ultimate Japan took place on December 21, 1997 at Yokohama, Japan. This event was also known as UFC 15.5 or UFC-J and was the first of 4 shows the UFC held in Japan. Ultimate japan had 2 championship titles on the line, as well as a heavyweight tourament. Randy Couture beat Maurice Smith to take the heavyweight title. Frank shamrock beat Kevin Jackson to take the first ever middleweight title. Fighting twice, Kazushi Sakuraba won the heavyweight tournament beating ‘connan’ Marcus Silveira in the finals.