The UFC will make it’s highly anticipated return to Australia with officials confirming today that Perth’s RAC Arena will play host to UFC 284.
The event will take place on Sunday, February 12 with fight announcements still to be made official.
It’s second time Perth and the venue has hosted a UFC, having staged UFC Fight Night headlined by Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold back in 2018.
It will also be the first event in Australia or New Zealand since February 2020, the longest time the region hasn’t had an event since the promotion first held an event back in 2010.
“Australia, we’re back!” said UFC President, Dana White via via. “I’m so pumped we are returning to Perth for UFC 284 – it was an amazing host city in 2018 and this February we’re bringing a stacked card headlined with a championship fight. Australian fans are some of the best in the world and they’ve had to wait a long time for this. I can’t wait to put on another massive show for them. I will see you there!”
Attending the press conference today was UFC featherweight champ Alex Volkanovski, Hon. Roger Cook, Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism Western Australia as well as long-time UFC Vice President Australia and New Zealand Peter Kloczko.
“Australia has a real appetite for UFC and the event attracts spectators to Perth from across the country,” said Hon. Roger Cook.
“The McGowan Government, through Tourism WA, is proud to support the return of this event back to Perth, after huge success of the 2018 event. Hosting the UFC at RAC Arena is expected to attract thousands of people to Western Australia, who will patronise our local accommodation and hospitality business, and inject millions into the State’s economy.”
Peter Kloczko, UFC Vice President Australia and New Zealand commented, “We are absolutely thrilled to finally be returning to Australia. Our athletes, fans and partners have been extremely patient to have a UFC event back on Australian soil.”
“I want to thank the McGowan Government and Tourism Western Australia for their continued support for UFC, MMA and making UFC 284 in Perth possible.”
There was competition from other Australian states in hosting the UFC’s return with Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate also reportedly meeting with UFC officials in Las Vegas last week.
Fans wanting to keep up to date with all further bout and ticketing information for UFC 284 can register their interest at www.ufc.com/perth.