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UFC 251 confirmed for Perth on June 7

UFC 221: Romero v Rockhold Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Western Australia’s capital city of Perth will host its second UFC event. The promotion announced on Monday that UFC 251 is headed to RAC Arena on June 7.

A full fight card has yet to be confirmed for the pay-per-view card, but UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski’s first title defense has been linked to Perth or Sydney in June. UFC President Dana White said earlier this month that a rematch between Volkanovski and Holloway is first up for the Australian champ.

The fight card is also expected to feature a women’s title fight between flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko and Joanne Calderwood.

The octagon has already traveled Down Under once this year, touching down in Auckland, New Zealand for an ESPN+ card featuring Dan Hooker vs. Paul Felder. The first event hosted by Perth was UFC 221, which took place in Feburary 2018 and featured a middleweight headliner between Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold.