FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Last week UFC went to New York – and so did DAZN.

Ahead of UFC 208 we spent time with Japanese fighter Ulka Sasaki as he prepared for his 25th professional fight – this time taking on Brazilian Wilson Reis. With access to his training gyms in Tokyo and New York we were able to create a series of videos that followed Sasaki behind the scenes, captured his training preparations and showed him enjoying New York during his first ever visit to the United States!

Not only did we get to see first hand the hard graft and physical determination it requires to be a top level professional in this sport, we also saw Sasaki get mobbed by adoring fans and pestered for photos and autographs. What became evident is that Sasaki is admired by fans in both his homeland, around the world, and is a popular figure on the UFC scene.

On the night itself Sasaki may not have won – the fight went to judges decision who scored 29-28 in favour of Reis – but with an incredibly impressive record at 19 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, we have no doubt that Sasaki will be back live on DAZN in Japan in the near future.

Here’s Sasaki loving life in NYC!