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

Vital Factors

  • Glover Teixeira and Valentina Schevchenko’s title defenses will headline the largest Southeast Asian UFC card to date
  • UFC 275 will be held in Singapore on June 12, the to start with numbered card in Asia
  • Teixeira faces Jiri Prochazka in his very first title protection, while Taila Santos vies for Shevchenko’s belt

The metropolis-point out of Singapore in Southeast Asia will again host a UFC card in the near potential, but this time, it will have huge implications on the long term of the North American-centered blended martial arts (MMA) marketing.

Headlined by the dual-title defenses of mild heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira and women’s flyweight winner Valentina Shevchenko, UFC 275 will be the to start with-at any time card in the historical past of the group to have belts on the line in the region.

In a push launch sent to the Global Organization Moments, the UFC’s upper administration shared its excitement to hold these kinds of an celebration in “The Lion Town.”

“I can’t wait for our initial spend-per-perspective event in Singapore. The fights have been incredible this yr and we’re heading to supply an certainly stacked card for the astounding supporters in Southeast Asia,” remarked the ever-enthusiastic UFC president Dana White.

“Singapore will be the extremely very first city in Southeast Asia to host a PPV celebration and UFC 275 is going to be substantial! Asia’s most significant stars will be showcased on a prime-caliber card, and the jam-packed struggle week will be one to remember,” added Kevin Chang, the UFC’s senior vice president of Asia Pacific.

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

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

Singapore has hosted several UFC cards in the past particularly UFC Struggle Night: Saffedine vs. Lim in 2014, UFC Combat Evening Singapore: Holm vs. Correia a few yrs later, UFC Combat Night Singapore: Cerrone vs. Edwards in 2018, and the past becoming in 2019 with UFC Combat Night: Maia vs. Askren.

Teixeira (33-7) will have his 1st title defense because getting the belt away from then-winner Jan Blachowicz in October 2021, facing the Czech Republic’s Jiri Prochazka who is coming off back again-to-again 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 previous 7 challengers and will appear to lengthen that operate to 8 by defeating the No. 5-rated Taila Santos, who is carrying a 4-struggle successful streak of her own.

The undercard is arguably just as stacked as the most important card with former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker dealing with 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 occurring Sunday, June 12 at the famed Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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