On Friday, Sept. 23 (in North America), the UFC will host UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

In the night’s main event, former interim light heavyweight title challenger Ovince Saint Preux clashes with former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami. Saint Preux was originally slated to rematch former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, but the Brazilian was forced off the card. “OSP” is coming off a second-round submission win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima in April. Okami, meanwhile, returns to the Octagon for the first time since 2013. The veteran fighter rides a four-fight winning streak into the headlining affair.

Also on the card, strawweight contenders Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade lock horns.

The 11-fight event kicks off Friday with one preliminary card bout streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET. Four additional prelims follow at 8 p.m. ET on FXX. The six-fight main card airs at 10 p.m. ET, also on FXX.

The fighters will hit the scales on Thursday (in North America). The results appear below.

FXX Main Card
Ovince Saint Preux (206) vs. Yushin Okami (203.5)
Claudia Gadelha (115) vs. Jessica Andrade (116)
Takanori Gomi (156) vs. “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (156)
Gokhan Saki (205) vs. Henrique da Silva (206)
Teruto Ishihara (145) vs. Rolando Dy (145)
Mizuto Hirota (150)* vs. Charles Rosa (145.5)
FXX Preliminary Card
Keita Nakamura (170) vs. Alex Morono (170)
Jussier Formiga (126) vs. Ulka Sasaki (125.5)
Syuri Kondo (116) vs. Chan-Mi Jeon (116)
Shinsho Anzai (171) vs. Luke Jumeau (170)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Daichi Abe (171) vs. Hyun Gyu Lim (170.5)

 

* – Hirota was fined 30 percent of his fight purse for missing the featherweight limit of 146 pounds

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