- Glover Teixeira and Valentina Schevchenko’s title defenses will headline the most significant Southeast Asian UFC card to day
- UFC 275 will be held in Singapore on June 12, the initial numbered card in Asia
- Teixeira faces Jiri Prochazka in his first title defense, even though Taila Santos vies for Shevchenko’s belt
The town-condition of Singapore in Southeast Asia will all over again host a UFC card in the in close proximity to long run, but this time, it will have massive implications on the long run of the North American-based mixed martial arts (MMA) marketing.
Headlined by the dual-title defenses of light heavyweight winner Glover Teixeira and women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, UFC 275 will be the very first-ever card in the historical past of the group to have belts on the line in the region.
In a push launch sent to the Global Enterprise Periods, the UFC’s higher management shared its exhilaration to maintain these an event in “The Lion Town.”
“I simply cannot wait for our first pay back-for every-check out celebration in Singapore. The fights have been amazing this year and we’re heading to provide an unquestionably stacked card for the incredible admirers in Southeast Asia,” remarked the at any time-enthusiastic UFC president Dana White.
“Singapore will be the really 1st town in Southeast Asia to host a PPV party and UFC 275 is going to be huge! Asia’s most significant stars will be featured on a leading-caliber card, and the jam-packed battle 7 days will be just one to remember,” additional Kevin Chang, the UFC’s senior vice president of Asia Pacific.
“We are thankful for STB’s (Singapore Tourism Board) guidance for this historic function in Singapore that will proudly showcase this lively and dynamic town.”
Singapore has hosted various UFC playing cards in the previous particularly UFC Struggle Night time: Saffedine vs. Lim in 2014, UFC Struggle Night time Singapore: Holm vs. Correia three a long time later, UFC Battle Night Singapore: Cerrone vs. Edwards in 2018, and the previous being in 2019 with UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren.
Teixeira (33-7) will have his very first title protection since having the belt absent from then-champion Jan Blachowicz in October 2021, struggling with the Czech Republic’s Jiri Prochazka who is coming off back again-to-back again KO victories of No.7-ranked Volkan Ozdemir and No. 3-seeded Dominick Reyes.
As for Schevchenko (22-3), the longtime UFC women’s flyweight champion, she has dominated her past seven challengers and will appear to extend that operate to 8 by defeating the No. 5-rated Taila Santos, who is carrying a four-fight profitable streak of her possess.
The undercard is arguably just as stacked as the main card with former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker struggling with Marvin Vettori, Brendan Allen squaring off with Jacob Malkoun, and South Korea’s Kyung Ho Kang welcoming Saimon Oliveira to the promotion.
UFC 275 will be occurring Sunday, June 12 at the famed Singapore Indoor Stadium.
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