The UFC officially announced the schedule for the rest of the year with Melbourne nominated to host a UFC Fight Night on November 27 at Rod Laver Arena.
Victoria famously lifted the cage ban last year and was awarded with one of the biggest UFC events to date in UFC193 which was headlined by Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm and smashed attendance records. After the successful showing the UFC is venturing back to Australia’s sporting capital keen to take advantage of the growing interest in the sport of MMA.
“We are really excited to come back to Australia, and come back to Melbourne a year after breaking some records at UFC 193. It’s going to be our 10th event in Australia,” Tom Wright told news.com.au
“We know we have great fans across the city and across the state, and to be able to take it to such an iconic venue as Rod Laver is pretty special.”
Whilst the UFC card is yet to be announced in detail rumours are swirling that middleweight prospect Rob Whittaker may headline his first UFC event down under.
Tickets for the event at Rod Laver Arena will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 23 via Ticketek, while a pre-sale will commence on Monday, September 19.