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

Crucial Points

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

The town-state of Singapore in Southeast Asia will once more host a UFC card in the near upcoming, but this time, it will have enormous implications on the future of the North American-based mostly mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

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

In a push release sent to the Global Company Periods, the UFC’s upper administration shared its excitement to keep these types of an function in “The Lion Metropolis.”

“I just cannot wait around for our 1st pay back-for each-watch function in Singapore. The fights have been extraordinary this year and we’re likely to supply an unquestionably stacked card for the awesome fans in Southeast Asia,” remarked the ever-enthusiastic UFC president Dana White.

“Singapore will be the pretty 1st town in Southeast Asia to host a PPV event and UFC 275 is going to be substantial! Asia’s greatest stars will be showcased on a prime-caliber card, and the jam-packed struggle week will be a single to keep in mind,” additional Kevin Chang, the UFC’s senior vice president of Asia Pacific.

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

Valentina Shevchenko Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgystan celebrates following 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 Photographs

Singapore has hosted various UFC cards in the previous specifically UFC Battle Evening: Saffedine vs. Lim in 2014, UFC Struggle Night time Singapore: Holm vs. Correia 3 years afterwards, UFC Combat Night Singapore: Cerrone vs. Edwards in 2018, and the last staying in 2019 with UFC Combat Night time: Maia vs. Askren.

Teixeira (33-7) will have his 1st title protection considering that taking the belt away from then-champion Jan Blachowicz in October 2021, going through the Czech Republic’s Jiri Prochazka who is coming off back again-to-back 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 prior seven challengers and will glimpse to lengthen that operate to eight by defeating the No. 5-ranked Taila Santos, who is carrying a 4-struggle profitable streak of her own.

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

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

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