UFC 275 to be held at Singapore Indoor Stadium, first UFC PPV in Southeast Asia
The event will mark the first time that the UFC has hosted title fights in Southeast Asia as well.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is returning to Singapore in a spectacular fashion.
The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organisation announced on Tuesday (Mar 29) that Singapore will stage UFC 275, making it the first-ever numbered UFC Pay-Per-View (PPV) event to be held in Southeast Asia.
The blockbuster event is set to feature several world title fights which will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Jun 12.
Fans will witness the main-event clash between the Brazilian UFC world light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira and second-ranked Czech Jiri Prochazka for the light heavyweight title.
In its co-main event, UFC world women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will put her belt on the line against fifth-ranked Taila Santos who is on a blazing four-fight win streak.
Other bouts include a pivotal clash between UFC middleweight stalwarts Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettori along with a match up between Jacob Malkoun and Brendan Allen.
A women’s strawweight fight between Silvana Gomez Juarez and Na Liang has been lined up as well.
“I can’t wait for our first Pay-Per-View event in Singapore. The fights have been incredible this year and we’re going to deliver an absolutely stacked card for the amazing fans in Southeast Asia,” said UFC President Dana White.
This will mark UFC’s return to Singapore for the first time in almost three years with the last event having taken place in October 2019.
The event, titled UFC Fight Night 162, saw a welterweight bout between jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia and former Bellator and One FC champion Ben Askren. Ben was submitted via a rear-naked choke in the third round of the fight.
“Singapore will be the very first city in Southeast Asia to host a PPV event and UFC 275 is going to be huge. Asia’s biggest stars will be featured on a top calibre card, and the jam-packed fight week will be one to remember,” said Kevin Chang, UFC Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific.
More fights will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Fans who are interested can register online for access to the pre-sale code.