UFC 251 in Perth, Australia Pulled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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UFC 251 in Perth, Australia is no more. At least not in Perth. On Monday, UFC officials announced via social media that the event, booked for the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia on June 7, had been officially postponed.

In a statement, the promotion wrote that “Due to current state and national restrictions on public gatherings and travel, UFC 251 originally scheduled for Perth, Western Australian on Sunday, June 7 has been postponed.

“UFC looks forward to returning to Perth in the near future with a PPV event in partnership with Tourism Western Australia. Fans can register their interest to receive date, ticketing and bout information at UFC.com/Perth.”

UFC 251 was expected to be headlined by a rematch between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway, with the UFC featherweight title on the line.

As with other events, there is a good chance that UFC 251 does happen, and perhaps even on June 7 — but it will not take place in Perth. The UFC has a trio of upcoming cards scheduled for Jacksonville, Florida, including UFC 249 on May 9. That card was originally slated for April 18 in Brooklyn, NY, but was relocated — first to California, then to Florida — pushed back, and reconfigured as a result of mass gathering bans in just about every state and country on the planet.


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