UFC To Host First Pay-Per-View Card In Asia With Two Title Bouts

Critical Details

  • Glover Teixeira and Valentina Schevchenko’s title defenses will headline the biggest Southeast Asian UFC card to day
  • UFC 275 will be held in Singapore on June 12, the initial numbered card in Asia
  • Teixeira faces Jiri Prochazka in his to start with title defense, although Taila Santos vies for Shevchenko’s belt

The city-point out of Singapore in Southeast Asia will all over again host a UFC card in the in the vicinity of long run, but this time, it will have huge implications on the upcoming of the North American-dependent blended martial arts (MMA) advertising.

Headlined by the twin-title defenses of light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira and women’s flyweight winner Valentina Shevchenko, UFC 275 will be the first-ever card in the record of the firm to have belts on the line in the area.

In a push launch sent to the International Business enterprise Situations, the UFC’s upper management shared its enjoyment to hold these kinds of an party in “The Lion Metropolis.”

“I just cannot wait for our very first spend-for every-view occasion in Singapore. The fights have been outstanding this 12 months and we’re going to supply an completely stacked card for the wonderful enthusiasts in Southeast Asia,” remarked the ever-enthusiastic UFC president Dana White.

“Singapore will be the very initial city in Southeast Asia to host a PPV function and UFC 275 is likely to be large! Asia’s biggest stars will be featured on a major-caliber card, and the jam-packed combat week will be a single to bear in mind,” additional Kevin Chang, the UFC’s senior vice president of Asia Pacific.

“We are grateful for STB’s (Singapore Tourism Board) guidance for this historic party in Singapore that will proudly showcase this lively and dynamic city.”

Valentina Shevchenko Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgystan celebrates just after beating Jessica Andrade of Brazil through the Women’s Flyweight Title bout of UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photograph: Alex Menendez/Getty Photographs

Singapore has hosted multiple UFC playing cards in the previous specifically UFC Struggle Night: Saffedine vs. Lim in 2014, UFC Combat Night Singapore: Holm vs. Correia 3 several years later, UFC Struggle Night time Singapore: Cerrone vs. Edwards in 2018, and the past getting in 2019 with UFC Combat Evening: Maia vs. Askren.

Teixeira (33-7) will have his first title protection given that having the belt absent from then-winner Jan Blachowicz in October 2021, dealing with the Czech Republic’s Jiri Prochazka who is coming off again-to-back KO victories of No.7-rated Volkan Ozdemir and No. 3-seeded Dominick Reyes.

As for Schevchenko (22-3), the longtime UFC women’s flyweight winner, she has dominated her preceding seven challengers and will seem to prolong that operate to 8 by defeating the No. 5-ranked Taila Santos, who is carrying a 4-combat winning streak of her very own.

The undercard is arguably just as stacked as the key card with previous middleweight winner Robert Whittaker going through Marvin Vettori, Brendan Allen squaring off with Jacob Malkoun, and South Korea’s Kyung Ho Kang welcoming Saimon Oliveira to the promotion.

UFC 275 will be going on Sunday, June 12 at the famed Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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