Posted by Bubbles
is the event really going to start at like 9:30 am in Japan? The UFC in Macau started normal time locally (which was around 8am EST), so why is it different? If this is the right time, I feel sorry for those attending this event
Whenever possible, the UFC starts events at the normal (10pm EST) time, since the people who pony up for PPV's are where they make the big bucks...so rightfully so, the US audience gets catered to. However, there is a portion of the world, namely Europe and most of Asia, where it can't really be worked out that way, so you'll see the strange start times.
And this event isn't PPV, but they appear to stay consistent with their start times regardless. With the US, Canada, and Brazil all being about a half a day difference in time, it still makes sense.