UFC confirms postponement of UFC 251 in Australia

Derrick Santistevan

As anticipated with the UFC’s schedule shocked due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the initially set up UFC 251 event in June is now thought about delayed.

In what might be thought about a relocation seen originating from a mile away, the UFC has actually formally verified that the original UFC 251 event– set up for June 6 at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia– is now thought about delayed.

Unlike the initially set up UFC 249 and UFC 250 occasions for April 18 and Might 9, respectively, there wasn’t much spoken with about the status of UFC 251 as it referred to the global coronavirus pandemic.

However when the UFC briefly positioned all occasions on hold for a long time last month, this event was presumed to be moved into the dust bin.

” Due to present state and national constraints on public events and travel, UFC 251 initially set up for Perth, Western Australia, on Sunday, June 7 [in Australia], has actually been delayed,” the UFC stated in a declaration. “UFC looks forward to returning to Perth in the near future with a pay-per-view event in partnership with Tourism Western Australia. Fans can register their interest to receive date, ticketing and bout information at ufc.com/perth.”

The pay-per-view event was set up to be the second- ever held in Perth, with the Perth Arena formerly hosting UFC 221 in February2018 It was likewise set up to be the seventh UFC pay-per-view, and 16 th UFC card of any kind, to ever be held in Australia.

A current tweet from Aljamain Sterling recommends there will be a UFC card on June 6, however information are limited and not yet verified at this time.

UFC 251 was set up to be headlined by Australia’s own Alexander Volkanovski making his first defense of the UFC featherweight championship versus Max Holloway, the guy whom Volkanovski beat to win the title at UFC 245 in December.

For a time, UFC women’s flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko was likewise anticipated to complete on this card and safeguard her title versus Joanne Calderwood. Shevchenko was required out of the event in March due to injury.

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