UFC®, the world’s premier Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization, announced on Thursday, February 23 its first live event in Asia, featuring the sports finest athletes from around the globe.
“We are very excited to kick off our 2017 Asia event calendar with UFC Fight Night® Singapore,” Joe Carr, UFC senior vice president of International Business said.
The UFC Fight Night® Singapore will take place at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday, 17 June 2017. The athletes will be competing in the world’s most intimidating arena, the Octagon®.
“Singapore is the home of our Asia headquarters and as such has always been a key market in our strategy to grow the UFC brand and the sport of MMA in the ASEAN region,” he said.
UFC is the world’s largest MMA organization and is universally regarded as the pinnacle of the sport by athletes and fans alike.
UFC leads the development of the next generation of MMA icons, where the most driven and talented athletes thrive on UFC’s world stage.
The world class sporting events that UFC has held in the region over the years has built a wide base of fervent fans across Asia.
Previous events in the region have taken place in Manila, Macau, Seoul and Tokyo attracting tens of thousands of fans and millions of TV viewers.
In the lead up to UFC Fight Night® Singapore, UFC, in conjunction with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) and Grapple Asia, will stage a series of activities and regional tournaments in Singapore to grow and develop the region’s talent.
“We are pleased that Singapore is hosting the UFC Fight Night. As the only UFC fight scheduled in Southeast Asia this year, it will pique the interest of a growing MMA fan base in this region. It is also part of our efforts to burnish a calendar of events that will further enhance Singapore’s appeal as an exciting sports and entertainment hub,” said Ms Jean Ng, director of Sports, Singapore Tourism Board.
No fight has been announced for the card.