UFC 275 Set For Singapore, Including Two Title Fights

Two belts are on the line at UFC 275.

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  • The UFC 275 main card will be headlined by two championship bouts
  • The promotion is set to make history in South East Asia with UFC 275

The UFC Is Going To Asia

On June 11, 2022, the UFC will head to Singapore for the first time in the history. The promotion announced it’s headed this direction for UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka. The event will take place on June 11 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

It will mark UFC’s maiden PPV and championship bouts in South East Asia. 

Two belts are at stake

The stacked UFC 275 card includes two championship fights in the promotion’s most competitive divisions–the light heavyweight title bout between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka, and the flyweight championship fight between long-time champ Valentina Shevchenko and Taila Santos.

Teixeira will face knockout artist Prochazka as he defends his light heavyweight belt for the first time since dethroning Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267 in October. The two were originally scheduled to fight a month earlier at UFC 274, but plans change.

Shevchenko, on the other hand, will be eyeing for her seventh title defense against Brazil’s Santos.

Another notable fight in the main card is Marvin Vetorri vs. Robert Whittaker. The two former middleweight title contenders will collide to prove who the better top contender is in the division. 

See full main card below:

  • Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka (main event)
  • Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos (co-main event)
  • Marvin Vettori vs. Robert Whittaker
  • Silvana Gomez Juarez vs. Na Liang
  • Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malkoun

Why Singapore?

After three years, the UFC will return to Singapore to make history with UFC 275. According to UFC Asia’s senior vice-president, Kevin Chang, the company has reckoned that Singapore is the perfect place to host such a huge event, given “the pent-up demand” over the past three years.

“It just speaks to the pent-up demand that we’ve had over the past three years for this – taking it to another level with a pay-per-view event,” Chang told South China Morning Post.

“Singapore made sense, because of their [Covid-19] policies and the way that they’re handling things in the pandemic,” he added. “We know the place, we’ve been there four times, it’s just a very favorable environment for us to go. We want it to come out with a big splash and this is how we’re going to do it.”

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