The largest MMA promotion in the world is coming returned to Australia, with UFC 251 being held in Perth on June 7.
It’s the second time the UFC has offered a PPV card Down Under in less than a 12 months after the large success of UFC 243 in October.
It will also be the 2d time Perth has hosted a PPV card after it was home to UFC 221 in 2018.
Here’s everything we be aware of so some distance about UFC 251.
WHEN IS UFC 251?
UFC 251 will be held on Sunday, June 7. It will start in the morning and run through until round 2pm WA time. That’s to coincide with high time viewing in the US.
There will be no AFL held in Perth that weekend, with the West Coast Eagles having a bye and Fremantle enjoying the Swans in Sydney.
UFC 251 TICKETS – ARE TICKETS ON SALE?
Tickets for UFC 251 are not on sale yet, however you can sign up for different pre-sale bulletins with the UFC here.
WHERE IS UFC 251?
UFC 251 will be held at Perth’s RAC Arena.
The venue can seat 15,000 people and hosted UFC 221 two years ago.
UFC 251 FIGHT CARD
So far, we only have one confirmed fight, with Valentina Shevchenko set to protect her flyweight title against Joanne Calderwood.
Stay tuned here for greater updates and battle announcements as battle date receives closer.
IS ALEX VOLKANOVSKI FIGHTING AT UFC 251?
Australia’s featherweight champion appears possibly to protect his 145 pound belt in a rematch with Max Holloway.
Holloway is recuperating from a damaged hand, and only currently began punching again.
“I’m a professional so I’m making positive I can do anything I can to get education again,” he stated at UFC Auckland.
“I’m beginning to battle and drilling. It’s good. I’m already a couple of weeks ahead.”
ALEX VOLKANOVSKI VS MAX HOLLOWAY?
That’s the rumour.
Volkanovski has been most intently linked to a rematch with Holloway, but The Korean Zombie and Zabit Magomedsharipov are additionally in the mix.
Volk broke it down for us recently. Check it out here.
UFC 248 – ADESANYA VS ROMERO
Israel Adesanya will defend his middleweight title against Yoel Romero at UFC 248 in Las Vegas on March 8 (AEDT).
Adesanya won the belt in a medical second spherical TKO win over Robert Whittaker at UFC 243 in October.
Romero is coming off two losses – to Paulo Costa and Whittaker – however stays one of the most dangerous combatants in the division.
Here’s the entirety you need to recognize about UFC 248 proper here.
UFC 249 – NURMAGOMEDOV VS FERGUSON
UFC 249 is set to be any other classic, with the long awaited showdown between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.
The pair will in the end combat for Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title after years of shut calls and cancelled match-ups.
The card is scheduled to take location on Sunday, April 19 (AEDT).
It will also see Uriah Hall and Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza in a middleweight bout, while Jessica Andrade and Rose Namajunas will rematch.
UFC 221 IN PERTH
The remaining time the UFC used to be in Perth (which was also the WA capital’s promotional debut) Yoel Romero knocked out Luke Rockhold in the third round. Originally, Rob Whittaker was once scheduled to defend the middleweight title in opposition to Rockhold, however had to pull out due to injury.
Also on the card, Tai Tuivasa, Tyson Pedro, Jake Matthews, Ross Pearson and Luke Jumeau all earned wins.
The day also marked Israel Adesanya’s UFC debut, earning a second spherical stoppage win over Rob Wilkinson.
UFC NORFOLK FIGHT’S BIZARRE ENDING THANKS TO REFEREE KEVIN MCDONALD
This will go down as one of the strangest fights of the year.
Light heavyweights Ion Cutelaba and Magomed Ankalaev nearly fought before the opening bell.
Once the genuine fight received underway, it solely lasted 38 seconds earlier than referee Kevin MacDonald stepped in with one of the strangest stoppages in recent memory.
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