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Returns To Australia For UFC 284 in Perth, Western
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Returns To Australia For UFC 284 In Perth
Octagon Heads West For UFC 284 As UFC Returns To Australia
the worlds premier mixed martial arts promotion,
today announced its return to Australia for UFC 284
at Perths RAC Arena on Sunday, February 12,
partnership with the Western Australian Government,
through Tourism Western Australia, this event marks
UFCs return to Perth with a Pay-Per-View event
following the success of UFC 221: ROMERO vs. ROCKHOLD
in February 2018 in front of a capacity crowd.
those who dont want to miss a second of the
action, fans can start locking in their plans and
securing their tickets early as UFC Travel Packages
are now available to purchase. Head to www.sportsnetholidays.com/UFC284
to book your spot.
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.
highlight on the Australian summer calendar marks
UFCs highly anticipated return to Aussie shores
since October 2019, when the global UFC attendance
record was set at UFC 243: WHITTAKER vs. ADESANYA
at Melbournes Marvel Stadium.
were back! said UFC President, Dana White.
Im so pumped we are returning to Perth
for UFC 284 it was an amazing host city in
2018 and this February were bringing a stacked
card headlined with a championship fight. Australian
fans are some of the best in the world and theyve
had to wait a long time for this. I cant wait
to put on another massive show for them. I will see
make the announcement today at RAC Arena was UFC featherweight
champion and No.1 Mens Pound-for-Pound athlete
in the world, Alex Volkanovski; Peter Kloczko, Vice
President of Australia and New Zealand, UFC; and the
Hon. Roger Cook, Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism,
has a real appetite for UFC and the event attracts
spectators to Perth from across the country,
said Hon. Roger Cook, Deputy Premier and Minister
for Tourism Western Australia.
McGowan Government, through Tourism WA, is proud to
support the return of this event back to Perth, after
the huge success of the 2018 event. Hosting UFC at
RAC Arena is expected to attract thousands of people
to WA, who will patronise our local accommodation
and hospitality business, and inject millions into
our States economy.
Kloczko, UFC Vice President Australia and New Zealand
added, 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.
2010, UFC has presented 15 live events in Australia,
including sold-out shows at Sydneys Qudos Bank
Arena, Melbournes Rod Laver Arena, Perth Arena,
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Entertainment
Centre and Gold Coast Convention Centre. Collectively,
these events have seen over 265,000 fans in attendance
and millions worldwide watching on PPV and broadcast
television. The six host cities to date Sydney,
Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth
have produced a cumulative gross gate of more
than $45 million and hundreds of millions more in
more information or current fight news, visit ufc.com.
regarding media accreditation for the event will be
sent out at a later date.
News: Anderson Silva
Soares, the manager for former UFC middleweight champion
Anderson Silva, told MMAjunkie.com that "The
Spider" has been cleared to return to training
MMA. Silva broke his leg last December when Chris
Weidman checked a kick.
talked with the UFC, and we'll see what they come
up with," said Soares, when asked when Silva
might fight again.
(33-6) has lost his last two - both two Weidman -
after setting a UFC record with 16 straight wins.
His 2,457-day title reign remains the longest in promotion
though, wondered if Silva would be able to return
from such a devastating injury. The 39-year-old has
kept fans up-to-date on his progress, posting numerous
videos and messages on social media sites.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos
has suffered a hand injury and will not be able to
meet Stipe Miocic later this month at The Ultimate
Fighter Brazil 3 Finale. The UFC confirmed the news,
which was first reported by Combate.
Santos (16-3) was looking to get back into the win
column after a 2013 loss to Cain Velasquez for the
UFC heavyweight title. Two of his three career losses
have come to Velasquez. "Cigano" is expected
to miss several weeks of training with the injury.
far, the UFC has yet to announce plans for Miocic
(11-1) or the main event role at the May 31 card from
Sao Paulo. Miocic posted on Twitter that he is "bummed
about the news. Wishing dos Santos a quick recovery.
Not sure where things stand, but whatever the UFC
wants me to do I'm game."