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The UFC announced Wednesday its first event in Asia for the year. A UFC Fight Night card will be held on Saturday, June 17 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

“We are very excited to kick off our 2017 Asia event calendar with UFC Fight Night Singapore,” UFC senior vice president of international business Joe Carr said in a release. “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.”

No bouts have been announced yet for the event. The event marks the second UFC card in the country. Tarec Saffiedine defeated Hyun Gyu Lim in the main event of Jan. 4, 2014 card held in Singapore.