UFC 251 confirmed for Perth in June

The UFC will be returning to Perth in June.

The UFC has confirmed that their upcoming pay-per-view event, UFC 251, will take place at RAC Arena on Sunday, June 7. A flyweight title bout between champion Valentina Shevchenko and Joanne Calderwood is set to be the co-main event. It’s likely the UFC will target Australian featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski for the headlining spot, however that is yet to be confirmed.

The event will be the UFC’s second in Perth after the promotion’s maiden trip in February 2018 for UFC 221 where Yoel Romero defeated Luke Rockhold in the main event.


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