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

Essential Factors

  • Glover Teixeira and Valentina Schevchenko’s title defenses will headline the major Southeast Asian UFC card to day
  • UFC 275 will be held in Singapore on June 12, the initially numbered card in Asia
  • Teixeira faces Jiri Prochazka in his 1st title defense, even though Taila Santos vies for Shevchenko’s belt

The metropolis-state of Singapore in Southeast Asia will once more host a UFC card in the in close proximity to long term, but this time, it will have enormous implications on the upcoming of the North American-primarily based mixed martial arts (MMA) advertising.

Headlined by the twin-title defenses of mild heavyweight winner Glover Teixeira and women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, UFC 275 will be the initial-at any time card in the background of the organization to have belts on the line in the location.

In a press release despatched to the International Business Occasions, the UFC’s higher management shared its exhilaration to maintain such an occasion in “The Lion Town.”

“I just can’t hold out for our initially fork out-for every-see event in Singapore. The fights have been amazing this 12 months and we’re heading to supply an definitely stacked card for the incredible enthusiasts in Southeast Asia,” remarked the ever-enthusiastic UFC president Dana White.

“Singapore will be the very to start with town in Southeast Asia to host a PPV event and UFC 275 is heading to be huge! Asia’s most significant stars will be showcased on a top-caliber card, and the jam-packed struggle week will be a single to bear in mind,” included Kevin Chang, the UFC’s senior vice president of Asia Pacific.

“We are grateful for STB’s (Singapore Tourism Board) assist for this historic event in Singapore that will proudly showcase this vivid and dynamic metropolis.”

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

Singapore has hosted various UFC playing cards in the earlier specifically UFC Fight Evening: Saffedine vs. Lim in 2014, UFC Combat Evening Singapore: Holm vs. Correia a few many years later, UFC Combat Evening Singapore: Cerrone vs. Edwards in 2018, and the very last getting in 2019 with UFC Struggle Night: Maia vs. Askren.

Teixeira (33-7) will have his initially title protection because using the belt away from then-champion Jan Blachowicz in October 2021, dealing with the Czech Republic’s Jiri Prochazka who is coming off back-to-again KO victories of No.7-ranked Volkan Ozdemir and No. 3-seeded Dominick Reyes.

As for Schevchenko (22-3), the longtime UFC women’s flyweight champion, she has dominated her previous seven challengers and will appear to extend that operate to 8 by defeating the No. 5-rated Taila Santos, who is carrying a four-struggle winning streak of her possess.

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

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

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